Opening XPE - 2021.2 English

Xilinx Power Estimator User Guide (UG440)

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2021.2 English
  1. XPE requires Microsoft Office 365 to be installed.
    Table 1. Validated Versions of Microsoft Excel for XPE
    Device Family Validated Excel Version
    UltraScale+™ Office 365 (.xlsm)
    UltraScale™ Office 365 (.xlsm)
    7 series and Zynq®-7000 Office 365 (.xlsm)
    1. For Versal® ACAP power analysis, see Xilinx Power Estimator User Guide for Versal ACAP (UG1275).

    OpenOffice and Google Docs spreadsheet editors are not supported in this XPE release.

  2. Download the latest available spreadsheet for your targeted device. The XPE spreadsheets are available at the Power Efficiency web page.
  3. Make sure your Microsoft Excel settings allow macro executions. XPE uses several macros built into the XPE spreadsheet.
    • Microsoft Office 365 - The following steps are required:
      • From the XPE spreadsheet select File > Options.
      • In the Excel Options dialog box, click Trust Center.
      • In the Trust Center dialog box, click Trust Center Settings and select the Macro Settings tab.
      • Select Enable all macros, then click OK.
      • Reopen the XPE spreadsheet.
Important: If you save an Excel spreadsheet as an .xlsx file (Excel Workbook) you will lose the macro capability and render XPE nonfunctional. You will be warned of this if you try to save as an .xlsx file.
Important: On Windows, make sure your language is set to English. Select Control Panel > Clock, Language, and Region > Region and Language, and set Format to English.