For some FPGA target families, such as the Virtex-5, you can estimate how many resources your FPGA VI uses without compiling the FPGA VI. LabVIEW uses a Xilinx tool to estimate the number of slices, LUTs, and flip-flops that FPGA VI will use. Estimating resources before compiling allows you to decide if your FPGA design is close to fitting on the FPGA without waiting minutes to hours for the compilation to complete.
|Note This resource estimation does not take options you specify in the Xilinx Options page into account.|
Complete the following steps to estimate the FPGA resource usage for an FPGA application.