FPGA Module Related Documentation

LabVIEW 2018 FPGA Module Help


Edition Date: March 2018
Part Number: 371599P-01
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The following documents contain information that you may find helpful as you use this help file:

  • LabVIEW FPGA Module Readme—Includes information about the LabVIEW FPGA Module, such as system requirements, installation instructions, new features, known issues, and a partial list of bugs fixed. Open this readme by navigating to the labview\readme directory and opening readme_fpga.html.
  • Xilinx Compilation Tools for Windows Readme—Includes information about the Xilinx Compilation Tools for Windows, such as system requirements and installation instructions. You can locate the readme file on the Xilinx Compilation Tools for Windows installation media.
  • Xilinx Compilation Tools for Linux Readme—Includes information about the Xilinx Compilation Tools for Linux, such as system requirements and installation instructions. You can locate the readme file in the Xilinx Compilation Tools for Linux installation package.
  • Specific FPGA target hardware documentation—Includes information specific to the capabilities and features of the target. Some FPGA targets provide printed documentation as well as content in the LabVIEW Help.
  • NI LabVIEW for CompactRIO Developer's Guide—Includes an overview of recommended architectures and development practices for control and monitoring applications.
  • NI LabVIEW High-Performance FPGA Developer's Guide—Includes recommended practices for optimizing LabVIEW RIO applications.
  • FPGA IPNet—Includes IP you can use in applications, as well as examples you can download to help learn programming techniques for FPGA applications.
  • Xilinx Product Support Documentation—Use Xilinx documentation, available on the Xilinx website at www.xilinx.com, to learn about Xilinx compiler options, FPGA configuration logic, and Xilinx-specific error messages.
  • Xilinx IP Resources—Use Xilinx resources, available on the Xilinx website at www.xilinx.com, to learn about new IP Cores, deprecated IP Cores, Xilinx IP life cycle management, and the AXI Protocol.
  • Virtex-5 FPGA XtremeDSP Design Considerations User Guide—Includes information about programming the DSP48E slice on an FPGA. This manual is available on the Xilinx website at www.xilinx.com.
  • Virtex-6 FPGA DSP48E1 Slice User Guide—Includes information about programming the DSP48E1 slice on an FPGA. This manual is available on the Xilinx website at www.xilinx.com.
  • AMBA AXI4-Stream Protocol Specification (requires registration)—Includes information about AXI4-Stream specifications.
Note  The following resource offers useful background information on the general concepts discussed in this documentation. This resource is provided for general information purposes only and is not affiliated, sponsored, or endorsed by NI. The content of this resource is not a representation of, may not correspond to, and does not imply current or future functionality in the FPGA Module or any other NI product.
  • Parhami, B. 2000. The CORDIC algorithms. Chapter 22 in Computer arithmetic: algorithms and hardware designs, 361-376. New York: Oxford University Press.

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