You can generate and manage commonly used IP modules in XPE for power estimation using the Manage IP wizard. XPE IP generation is generally aligned with Vivado IP generation but only provides a subset of configuration detail that is relevant to power estimation. Unlike Vivado IP, no output products are generated, only the resources required for each IP instances are entered into XPE sheets upon creation. Each IP is stored as an instance that can be viewed and deleted, and exported and imported using XPE Exchange format.
The Manage IP wizard is accessible from the IP_Manager sheet which keeps track of each created IP:
- IP Power
- The Memory Interface power is displayed here.
- All hard IP (embedded) blocks usage is tracked in Memory Controllers, PCIe, MRMAC, and ILKN.
Additionally, the IP Manager sheet displays tables of created IPs with configuration and power details. The tables are divided into three major categories:
- Memory Interface IP
- Transceiver Interface IP
- IP Modules which includes other IPs such as Clocking Wizard, block RAM, and Distributed RAM.