The foundation of board design is power estimation, which determines thermal, power delivery, and decoupling network requirements. Power estimation ideally constrains the design in the Vivado® tools or Vitis™ environment to ensure a correct board design. Use the Versal™ ACAP Xilinx® Power Estimator (XPE) to estimate power requirements. For more information, see the following resources:
- Xilinx Power Estimator User Guide for Versal ACAP (UG1275)
- Seven Steps to an Accurate Worst-Case Power Analysis using the Xilinx Power Estimator (XAPP1348)
- Power page on the Xilinx website
- Xilinx Power Estimator (XPE) page on the Xilinx website
Note: You can migrate existing Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC designs to the Versal ACAP XPE. However, ensure that your design takes advantage of the Versal ACAP architectural blocks to maximize efficiency in your design.