The Altera CycloneIII starter kit that I have provides a jumper (J6) that is connected to VCCINT of the CycloneIII FPGA core for what seems to be the purpose of measuring the core's power consumption.
Here is the reference page for the kit: http://www.altera.com/products/devkits/altera/kit-cyc3-starter.html
What I had intended to do was to take measurements from this jumper with a scope (voltage across the jumper should be proportional to power) - but I'm afraid that the readings from this jumper may not be as straight-forward as I had originally anticipated.
More specifically - after looking at the pin-out for the CycloneIII FPGA, each "bank" in the FPGA has its own VCCINT. I'm curious as to how these relate to the VCCINT that is said to be tied to J6.
How representative will this reading be?