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Using FPGAs in Test Applications

FPGAs are reprogrammable silicon chips. Using prebuilt logic blocks and programmable routing resources, you can configure these chips to implement custom hardware functionality to perform data reduction and signal processing, system control, or closed-loop I/O and protocols. FPGAs can add value to complex test applications and offer high reliability, high determinism, true parallelism, and reconfigurability.

• Read more about using FPGAs in test

• Learn about the FPGA-Interface C API

Is Your SMU Built for Automated Test?
As requirements evolve, traditional source measure units (SMUs) struggle to perform high-performance tasks such as capturing detailed transient characteristics. Learn how modular SMUs outperform traditional instruments.

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Product Updates and Case Study

New Features for FPGA Software Design
With the FPGA-Interface C API, developers can use LabVIEW software to program the FPGA within NI hardware and communicate with their LabWindows/CVI application. Added improvements in the LabVIEW 2014 FPGA Module give developers the ability to design complex systems in less time by providing the latest compiler technologies and a large ecosystem of IP libraries.

• Read about new features in the LabVIEW FPGA Module
• Learn about the FPGA-Interface C API

Developing Custom Protocols Using FPGA Technology
Selex Galileo needed to connect an avionic test system to nonstandard video interfaces and proprietary serial communication. The company selected NI PXI reconfigurable I/O hardware and programmed the onboard FPGA chip to interface with the custom signal. The controlling application and graphical user interface is built with LabWindows/CVI using the FPGA-Interface C API.

• Read more about this system
• Submit your own LabWindows/CVI application today

Holiday Hacks: LabWindows/CVI Interface to Arduino UNO
See how community member Tom Burke built an interface to Arduino UNO with an LCD shield in LabWindows/CVI.

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Holiday Hacks: Useful Utilities and Sample Code
Try some of LabWindows/CVI user Guillaum Dargaud’s productivity tricks and example code to improve your application.

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