MAX V PowerPlay Early Power Estimator

The MAX® V PowerPlay early power estimator provides a current (ICC) and power (P) estimate for MAX V device 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 V 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 V PowerPlay early power estimator, follow these easy steps:

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

  1. Download the MAX V PowerPlay early power estimator by clicking the button below. Save the MAX V PowerPlay early power estimator to your desktop or desired folder, and open the program. The MAX V PowerPlay early power estimator spreadsheet appears.
  2. In the spreadsheet, select the targeted MAX V 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.