A data exchange mechanism is available to import data from the Vivado power analysis feature into Xilinx Power Estimator (XPE). This data exchange mechanism is available for the 7 series, UltraScale and UltraScale+ device families. This flow is useful in the following cases:
- The power reported in the Vivado Design Suite exceeds your requirements and you want to evaluate different scenarios, adjusting resources used, count, and configuration. You can also estimate power gains from techniques such as logic gating or resource time sharing, without modifying your code.
- Your project uses (or reuses) IP blocks already implemented in a previous design or acquired. You can import these existing blocks into XPE to quickly get resource and power usage for these blocks. You can then focus your efforts in XPE to enter data for the new pieces of logic not yet defined.
- Team-based design - A project manager can regularly monitor power for the entire design by integrating resource usage and power consumption for modules developed by the different teams.
For step-by-step import instructions, see Importing Data into XPE.