FPGA Design pp 41-50 | Cite as

Power and Thermal Analysis

  • Philip Simpson


The increase in density and performance of FPGAs has resulted in an increase in power consumed by the FPGA. Both FPGA and PCB design engineers need to consider the power when making the choice to use an FPGA and a particular FPGA vendor, as the power consumed by the FPGA will impact the design of the PCB power supplies, choice of voltage regulators, the heat sink and the system’s cooling system. In short, it is crucial in developing the power budget for the entire system.

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Altera CorporationSan JoseUSA

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