Step 6: Saving Power using UltraScale+ Block RAM in Cascaded Mode - 2022.1 English

Vivado Design Suite Tutorial: Power Analysis and Optimization (UG997)

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UltraScale+ architecture-based devices provide the capability to cascade the data out from one block RAM to the next block RAM serially. This will enable the devices to create a deeper block RAM in a bottom-up fashion. When used in cascaded mode, the power consumption is considerably low compared to the block RAM used in non-cascaded mode.

  1. To view this in power report, go to the Hierarchical view under Utilization Details on the left panel and observe the cascaded and non-cascaded block RAM power.