FlexRIO Related Documentation

FlexRIO Help

Edition Date: November 2015

Part Number: 372614J-01

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Most FlexRIO manuals are available as PDFs. You must have Adobe Reader installed to view the PDFs. Refer to the Adobe Systems Incorporated website at www.adobe.com to download the latest version of Adobe Reader. Refer to the National Instruments Product Manuals Library at ni.com/manuals for updated documentation resources.

Refer to the following table for descriptions and locations of the documents in your FlexRIO documentation set.

Document Location Description
Getting started guide for your FPGA module Available from the Start menu at Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI FlexRIO»FlexRIO FPGA Module Documentation and at ni.com/manuals. Contains installation instructions for your FlexRIO FPGA module.
Specifications document for your FPGA module Available from the Start menu at Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI FlexRIO»FlexRIO FPGA Module Documentation and at ni.com/manuals. Contains specifications for your FlexRIO FPGA module.
Getting started guide for your controller for FlexRIO Available from the Start menu at Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI FlexRIO»Controller for FlexRIO Documentation and at ni.com/manuals. Contains installation instructions for your controller for FlexRIO.
Specifications document for your controller for FlexRIO Available from the Start menu at Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI FlexRIO»Controller for FlexRIO Documentation and at ni.com/manuals. Contains specifications for your controller for FlexRIO.
NI-7931R/7932R/7935R User Manual Available from the Start menu at Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI FlexRIO»Controller for FlexRIO Documentation and at ni.com/manuals. Contains instructions for creating applications for your controller for FlexRIO.
Getting started guide for your adapter module Available from the Start menu at Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI FlexRIO»FlexRIO Adapter Module Documentation and at ni.com/manuals. Contains installation instructions for your adapter module.
Specifications document for your adapter module Available from the Start menu at Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI FlexRIO»FlexRIO Adapter Module Documentation and at ni.com/manuals. Contains specifications for your adapter module.
LabVIEW FPGA Module Help Embedded in LabVIEW Help and at ni.com/manuals. Contains information about the basic functionality of LabVIEW FPGA Module.
Real-Time Module Help Embedded in LabVIEW Help and at ni.com/manuals. Contains information about real-time programming concepts, step-by-step instructions for using LabVIEW with the Real-Time Module, reference information about Real-Time Module VIs and functions, and information about LabVIEW features on real-time operating systems.
NI FlexRIO Adapter Module Development Kit User Manual Available from the Start menu at Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI FlexRIO»NI FlexRIO Adapter Module Development Kit»Documentation. This document is not available online. Contains information about how to create custom adapter modules.
FlexRIO Help (this help file) Available from the Start menu at Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI FlexRIO and at ni.com/manuals. Contains information about the FPGA module front panel connectors and I/O, controller for FlexRIO front panel connectors and I/O, programming instructions, and adapter module component-level IP (CLIP).
FlexRIO Readme Available from the Start menu at Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI FlexRIO and at ni.com/manuals. Contains important information about getting started with FlexRIO, such as compatible operating systems, new features, and licensing and copyright information.

Xilinx Documentation

Xilinx FPGA documentation provides information required for the successful development of your FlexRIO system. The following table provides a list of specific Xilinx documentation resources.

All Xilinx documentation can be found at xilinx.com.

Document Part Number Description
7 Series FPGAs Overview DS180 Outlines the features and product selection of the Xilinx 7 series FPGAs, including Kintex-7 devices.
Kintex-7 FPGAs Data Sheet: DC and AC Switching Characteristics DS182 Contains the DC and AC switching characteristic specifications for the Kintex-7 FPGAs.
Vivado Design Suite: Release Notes, Installation, and Licensing UG973 Provides an overview of the new release of the Vivado Design Suite, including information on new and changed features, installation requirements for the software, and licensing information.
High-Speed Serial I/O Made Simple: A Designer's Guide, with FPGA Applications Contains specifications for your adapter module.
7 Series FPGAs GTX/GTH Transceivers User Guide UG476 Technical reference describing the 7-series FPGAs GTX/GTH transceivers.
Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Using Constraints UG903 Describes using Xilinx Design Constraints (XDC) in Vivado tools.

Additional Resources

The following ni.com webpages also contain useful information about using your FlexRIO system.

Webpage Description
ni.com/flexrio Contains product information and data sheets for FlexRIO devices.
ni.com/ipnet Contains LabVIEW FPGA functions and intellectual property to share.
ni.com/support Contains manuals, updates, knowledge bases, tutorials, discussion forums, and examples for support.
note Note  If you are using the NI FlexRIO Adapter Module Development Kit, device-specific documentation is included in your hardware kit.

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