To conserve FPGA resources and reduce power consumption, convert the floating-point data types in your design to fixed-point for use on an FPGA.
LabVIEW provides tools to quickly convert your floating-point designs to fixed-point to save resources on an FPGA and optimize the performance of your application. The fixed-point data type allows you to specify the exact size and precision of numbers so that an FPGA can use the numbers more efficiently. LabVIEW provides an interactive conversion tool that evaluates your code and offers fixed-point data type suggestions based on how you configure the tool.
Converting your floating-point design to fixed-point consists of the following phases: