If you've ever wondered which FPGA/CPLD vendor offers the best performance at the lowest power, consider QuickLogic's Power Comparison Resource Package. Along with a corresponding Web site, it includes a video, comparison demo platform, and white paper that help designers compare the power usage and performance of leading FPGAs and CPLDs to choose the best part based on design constraints and requirements.
Written by a third-party consultant, the white paper provides the results of a study based on different architectures using various low-power FPGAs and CPLDs. It offers details on why and when different architectures will consume excessive amounts of power. The data includes in-rush current at device startup together with static, dynamic, and idle-mode power consumption during normal operation.