Forum: FPGA, VHDL & Verilog Hot FPGA REASONS

Author: Rashmi Imhsar (Company: student) (rashmi)
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I am using Cyclone III FPGA Starter kit which uses EP3C25F324 FPGA.

As soon as I power on my board, it is getting heated up rapidly in about 
3 seconds. I am not even able to touch the FPGA , its that hot.

Does the FPGA usually get heated up rapidly when powered ON and then 
cool down or does this mean there is some problem with the FPGA?

I fear to use the board for more than 5 Seconds as I fear it will spoil 
the board.

Will using an external fan for cooling the FPGA help?

Author: cool fpga progger (Guest)
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no, this is not normal.

during configuration, current gets high but temp will stay low though

such a high temp is mostly caused by a short cut of FPGA outputs, or 
floating logic and outputs because of bad powering caused by a faulty 

you should check the voltages


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