NI LabVIEW and the LabVIEW FPGA Module deliver graphical development for FPGA chips on NI reconfigurable I/O (RIO) hardware targets. With the LabVIEW FPGA Module, you can develop FPGA VIs on a host computer running Windows, and LabVIEW compiles and implements the code in hardware. You can create embedded FPGA VIs that combine direct access to I/O with user-defined LabVIEW logic to define custom hardware for applications such as digital protocol communication, hardware-in-the-loop simulation, and rapid control prototyping.
Though the LabVIEW FPGA Module contains many built-in signal processing routines, you can also integrate existing hardware description language (HDL) code as well as third-party IP including Xilinx CORE Generator functions. In addition, LabVIEW FPGA integrates with both Mentor Graphics ModelSim (must be purchased separately) and included Xilinx ISim tools for cycle-accurate simulation of logic.
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You can optionally order the LabVIEW FPGA Module as part of an NI Developer Suite bundle. NI Developer Suite combines all of the tools you need for building embedded systems with NI hardware targets such as CompactRIO, LabVIEW FPGA for synthesizing custom logic in the user-configurable RIO FPGA core, LabVIEW Real-Time for building deterministic real-time applications, and more.
For information on system requirements, view the Resources tab.
Browse the complete list of functions and VIs available with NI LabVIEW FPGA Module to learn more about how you can use this software to meet your application needs. VIs, or virtual instruments, are high-level functions in the LabVIEW environment.
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