I'm newbie in FPGA, and want to build my own FPGA board. Actually, I already have my own development board (which is Spartan-3E Starter Kit), but I would feel so guilty if I don't build my own board =P
Actually, which part of the FPGA datasheet that is everyone read to determine which power regulator IC that matches the FPGA ?
I've already read the Spartan-3E's power requirement. All that I can get is that I will need 1.2V, 2.5V, and 3.3V regulator (which can power up in any order), but I don't find current rating for it. The datasheet said that I should consult to XPower for the exact current requirement.
Does anyone do the same thing (measure the current and do simulation in XPower) before determining the power regulator IC ? Or there are some guidelines for typical applications ?
Thank you very much for your help