Altera's PowerPlay power analysis features, including PowerPlay early power estimators and Quartus® Prime PowerPlay power analyzer, give you the ability to estimate power consumption from early design concept through design implementation, as shown in Figure 1. As you provide more details about your design characteristics, estimation accuracy is improved with PowerPlay technology.

Figure 1. PowerPlay Power Analysis From Design Concept Through Design Implementation

Table 1 lists Altera® device families with links to respective PowerPlay early power estimator spreadsheets. If you already have design files or a project set up in the Quartus Prime software, you can have the software generate data to automatically populate the spreadsheets. During implementation, you can refine your power estimates using the Quartus Prime software's PowerPlay power analyzer tool.

Table 1. PowerPlay Early Power Estimator Downloads

Tools Doc Version Power Model Status Estimator User Guide
Stratix IV and Stratix V PowerPlay Early Power EstimatorNew 16.0 Final Download Download
Stratix III PowerPlay Early Power Estimator 13.1 Final Download Download
Stratix II, Stratix II GX, and HardCopy II PowerPlay Early Power Estimator 8.1 Final Download Download
Stratix PowerPlay Early Power Estimator 3.3 Final Download Download
Stratix GX PowerPlay Early Power Estimator 2.4 Final Download Download
Arria 10 PowerPlay Early Power Estimator New 16.0 Please see EPE Download Download
Arria II and Arria V PowerPlay Early Power EstimatorNew 16.0 Final Download Download
Arria GX PowerPlay Early Power Estimator 8.1 Final Download Download
Cyclone IV and Cyclone V PowerPlay Early Power EstimatorNew 16.0 Final Download Download
Cyclone III PowerPlay Early Power Estimator 13.1 Final Download Download
Cyclone II PowerPlay Early Power Estimator 8.0 SP1 Final Download Download
Cyclone PowerPlay Early Power Estimator 2.5 Final Download Download
MAX 10 FPGAs PowerPlay Early Power Estimator New 16.0 Final Download Download
MAX V PowerPlay Early Power Estimator 12.0 Final Download Download
MAX II and MAXIIZ PowerPlay Early Power Estimator 12.0 Final Download Download
Max PowerPlay Early Power Estimator 1.2 Final Download -

Note:

  1. The version of EPE spreadsheet that you use must correspond to the version of the Quartus Prime or Quartus II software. For example, if you use the Quartus II software v13.1 to generate the PowerPlay EPE file, you must use the EPE spreadsheet version 13.1.