- DSP-focused Virtex-5 SXT FPGAs programmable with the LabVIEW FPGA Module
- Up to 512 MB onboard DDR2 DRAM
- Access to 132 single-ended I/O lines, configurable as 66 differential pairs
- Custom front ends with the NI FlexRIO Adapter Module Development Kit (MDK)
- 16 DMA channels for high-speed data streaming at more than 800 MB/s
- Peer-to-peer data streaming to and from other FPGA modules and select NI modular instruments
NI FlexRIO hardware provides flexible, customizable I/O for NI LabVIEW FPGA. It features two parts: NI FlexRIO field-programmable gate array (FPGA) modules for PXI and PXI Express and NI FlexRIO adapter modules that offer high-performance analog and digital I/O. Together, they form a reconfigurable instrument programmable with LabVIEW FPGA Module software.
NI FlexRIO FPGA modules for PXI Express feature digital signal processing (DSP)-focused Virtex-5 SXT FPGAs and up to 512 MB of onboard DDR2 DRAM. These SXT FPGAs incorporate a large number of DSP slices – up to 640 – which you can use to implement digital filters, custom signal processing, and fast Fourier transform (FFT) logic, all of which are commonly found on analog FPGA-based instruments. In addition, the theoretical onboard DRAM throughput of 3.2 GB/s is necessary when operating on large data sets with the highest-performance adapter modules.
High-Performance Peer-to-Peer Streaming
Peer-to-peer streaming is a new technology from NI that enables direct data streaming among multiple FPGA modules, or between select PXI Express modular instruments and FPGA modules, without sending data back to the host processor. The new NI-STC3 application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) provides this peer-to-peer data streaming at rates exceeding 800 MB/s (aggregate) on up to 16 separate streams. With this powerful feature, you can add FPGA capabilities to high-performance NI digitizers with NIST-traceable calibration or expand your FPGA algorithms across multiple FPGAs for computationally demanding applications.
Build Your Own I/O for LabVIEW FPGA
Use the NI FlexRIO Adapter MDK to build custom I/O to meet your exact application needs. The NI FlexRIO card edge connector offers direct access to the raw digital I/O pins of the FPGA. Each pin is capable of low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) rates up to 1 Gbit/s and single-ended rates up to 400 Mbits/s.
For pricing and specifications, select an NI FlexRIO FPGA module on the left or see the featured products below.