Altera develops FPGAs and CPLDs using advanced process technologies that provide fast performance and high-logic density. The Power Management Resource Center helps you:
- Understand power consumption considerations when planning system designs
- Estimate power requirements throughout the entire design flow
- Manage and deliver power requirements using solutions from leading power-IC companies
For general information on Altera power tools, see the following:
For resources on power basics, thermal power, and power supply management see the following:
- Power Basics Documentation
- Thermal Power Management Documentation
- Power Supply Management Documentation
For resources on PowerPlay power analysis tools see the following:
- PowerPlay Early Power Estimator Tools Download and Documentation
- Quartus® II Software Power Analyzer Tool Support and Documentation
For resources on power partner solutions, see the following:
To search for known power issues and technical support solutions, use Altera’s Knowledge Database. You can also visit the Altera® Forum to connect and discuss technical issues with other Altera users.
For further technical support, use mySupport to create, view, and update service requests.
Power Management Resources
Table 1 provides links to available documentation on power basics.
|Table 1. Power Basics Documentation|
|Power Overview||This document describes the different components of total power consumed by the device.|
|AN 355: Stratix II Device Power Considerations (PDF)||This application note describes the comprehensive power management strategy when designing with Stratix® II devices.|
|Understanding & Evaluating Power in MAX II Devices (PDF)||This document describes how to evaluate and manage MAX® II device power using the MAX II PowerPlay Early Power Estimator.|
Table 2 provides links to available documentation on thermal power.
|Table 2. Thermal Power Management Documentation|
|Thermal Management||This document describes in detail the thermal management of a device. The more power a device consumes, the more heat it generates. This heat must be dissipated to maintain operating temperatures within specification.|
|AN 358: Thermal Management for FPGAs (PDF)||This application note provides guidance on managing thermal performance.|
Table 3 provides links to available documentation on power supply management.
|Table 3. Power Supply Management Documentation|
|Power Supply Integrity||This document describes the proper bypassing and decoupling techniques to improve overall power supply signal integrity, which is important for reliable design operation.|
|Power Supply Regulation||This documentation describes different factors to consider when deciding on a regulated voltage supply solution.|