Report Power - 2020.2 English

Versal ACAP Design Guide (UG1273)

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Run the report_power command on an implemented design to ensure that the power constraints applied to the design reflect the initial power estimation and thermal design. The report_power command also shows any margin based on the constraints, ensuring the power is kept in check. When you are generating multiple runs to close timing, Xilinx recommends running report_power, because often the design with the most slack might not be the best from a power perspective. However, as long as there is slack, a design can be considered to have closed timing, and having the report power results for every run allows you to select the best implementation for power as well.

Power Tip: If your design exceeds the power constraints, a quick way to run a “what if” analysis is to export the results to XPE and make adjustments to see the impact on power.