MAX II and MAX IIZ PowerPlay Early Power Estimator

The MAX® II and MAX IIZ PowerPlay early power estimator provides a current (ICC) and power (P) estimate for MAX II devices based on measured power data. Use these calculations only as an estimation of power, not as a specification. Verify the actual ICC during device operation, as this measurement is sensitive to the actual pattern in the device and the environmental operating conditions.

For information on how the MAX II PowerPlay early power estimator works and how to use it, refer to the PowerPlay Early Power Estimator User Guide for Altera CPLDs.

To use the MAX II PowerPlay early power estimator, follow these easy steps:

(Note: To use the MAX II PowerPlay early power estimator, Microsoft Excel must be installed on your PC.)

  1. Download the MAX II PowerPlay early power estimator by clicking the button below. Save the MAX II PowerPlay early power estimator to your desktop or desired folder, and open the program. The MAX II PowerPlay early power estimator spreadsheet appears.
  2. In the spreadsheet, select the targeted MAX II device, package, and temperature grade from the drop-down boxes in the device section.
  3. Enter in the requested values for any power consumption section. ICC and P values are calculated automatically, and an ICC and P subtotal are given for each section. To get help with the column categories or values to be entered, click the cell in question.