LabVIEW 2019 FPGA Module Xilinx Compilation Tools for Windows Readme

March 2019

This file contains important information about the LabVIEW FPGA Module Xilinx Compilation Tools for Windows, including system requirements and installation instructions.

Overview

System Requirements

Supported Hardware

Installation Instructions

Product Security and Critical Updates

Automating the Installation of NI Products

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

FPGA Module Xilinx Compilation Tools Drop Support for Windows 7 (32- and 64-Bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, and All 32-Bit Windows Operating Systems in 2021

Legal Information


Overview

The Xilinx compilation tools include tools for Vivado 2017.2 and ISE 14.7, which are supported by the LabVIEW FPGA Module. Install these compilation tools if you want to compile FPGA VIs on a Windows computer. You must install these tools on the FPGA Module development computer if you plan to use the Configure Component-Level IP wizard, configure the IP Integration Node, incorporate Xilinx IP, use the FPGA IP Builder, or use third-party simulation.

The Xilinx compilation tools also support Linux. Refer to the FPGA Module Xilinx Compilation Tools for Linux Readme for more information.

System Requirements

The Xilinx compilation tool for Vivado 2017.2 has the following system requirements:

  • One of the following operating systems:
    • Windows 10 (version 1809) (64-bit)
    • Windows 7 SP11 (64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP11
  • 15 GB of additional disk space
  • Memory—Refer to the Xilinx website at www.xilinx.com for memory requirements of different FPGA targets. Failure to meet the target-specific memory requirement may result in unpredictable compilation results.

    Note  The recommended memory size on the Xilinx website is for one compile job only. If you run multiple compile jobs at a time, the memory requirement increases by multiple times accordingly.

The Xilinx compilation tool for ISE 14.7 has the following system requirements:

  • Windows 7 SP11
  • 15 GB of additional disk space

1 NI software is signed with a SHA-256 certificate. Windows 7 SP1, Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 require Microsoft updates to support SHA-256. Refer to Microsoft KB3033929 for more information about how to install this security update.

Note

  • In 2016 the FPGA Module Xilinx Compilation Tools dropped support for Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and installations of Windows 7 without any service packs. The LabVIEW 2019 FPGA Module Xilinx Compilation Tools will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use the LabVIEW 2019 FPGA Module Xilinx Compilation Tools to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing the LabVIEW 2019 FPGA Module Xilinx Compilation Tools, you cannot use any installers built on this computer with any version of LabVIEW, LabWindows™/CVI™, NI TestStand™, or Measurement Studio on an unsupported OS. For more information about the changes to our OS support for 2016, refer to KB 79UC78LS, Why Does My NI ADE Installer Fail on Windows XP/Vista and Windows Server 2003?.
  • Refer to FPGA Module Xilinx Compilation Tools Drop Support for Windows 7 (32- and 64-Bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, and All 32-Bit Windows Operating Systems in 2021 for information about future OS support.
  • NI recommends a 64-bit OS for the computer on which you install the Xilinx compilation tools.
  • Support for Windows 32-bit operating systems may require disabling physical address extension (PAE). To learn how this might affect your system and what actions you might need to take, visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code PAESupport.

Supported Hardware

The following sections contain the NI hardware supported by the Xilinx compilation tools on Windows. Devices that are compatible with the FPGA Module (64-bit) are in bold.

Xilinx Compilation Tool for Vivado 2017.2

Use the Xilinx Compilation Tool for Vivado 2017.2 to compile FPGA VIs for the following devices:

  • cRIO-903x/904x/905x/906x
  • IC-317x
  • myRIO-1900/1950
  • NI ELVIS III
  • NI ELVIS RIO Control Module
  • NI-9145/9147/9149
  • PCIe-576x/577x/5785/782xR/7846/7856/7857/7858/798x
  • PXIe-5163R/5164R/517xR/5624R/5745/576x/577x/5785/5840R/659xR/782xR/784x/785x/786xR/7902R/791x/793xR/797xR/798x
  • roboRIO
  • sbRIO-9651/9607/9627/9637
  • USB-784xR/785xR
  • USRP-RIO devices

Xilinx Compilation Tool for ISE 14.7

Use the Xilinx Compilation Tool for ISE 14.7 to compile FPGA VIs for the following devices:

  • cRIO-907x/908x/911x
  • IC-312x
  • NI-9144/9146/9148/915x
  • NI CVS-145x/145xRT
  • PCIe-7841R/7842R/7851R/7852R/1473R/8237R
  • PXIe-796xR/564xR
  • PXI-784xR/785xR/795xR
  • sbRIO-9605/9606/961x/962x (excluding 9627)/963x (excluding 9637)/964x

Install the Xilinx Compilation Tool for ISE 10.1 if your FPGA device contains a Xilinx Virtex II chip. Visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code FPGATool101 to download the Xilinx Compilation Tool for ISE 10.1.

Visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code XilinxCompileTools for more information about the NI hardware supported by each Xilinx compilation tool.

Installation Instructions

NI automates software installation using NI Package Manager. Visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code NIPMDownload to download NI Package Manager. Refer to the NI Package Manager Manual for more information about installing, removing, and upgrading NI software using NI Package Manager.

You can also install the Xilinx Compilation Tools for Windows using the installation media. Depending on the installation media type, you can install the Xilinx Compilation Tools for Windows in either of the following ways:

(DVD) Insert the Xilinx compilation tools for Windows installation media and follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.

(USB) Complete the following steps to install the Xilinx Compilation Tools for Windows:

  1. Insert the Xilinx compilation tools installation media.
  2. Depending on which tool you want to install, navigate to the Windows\Vivado2017_2 or Windows\ISE14_7 directory.
  3. Double-click autorun.exe on the media to begin installation.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.

Product Security and Critical Updates

Visit ni.com/security to view and subscribe to receive security notifications about NI products. Visit ni.com/critical-updates for information about critical updates from NI.

Automating the Installation of NI Products

You can automate the installation of most NI products using command-line arguments to suppress some or all of the installer user interface and dialog boxes.

If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.6.2, the .NET installer may run before any NI software installs and may require a reboot before the installation of NI software begins. To avoid a .NET reboot, install .NET 4.6.2 separately before you install NI software.

For more information about automating the installation of NI products, refer to the following KnowledgeBase articles:

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest version of the Windows operating system and features significant changes compared to previous versions. Windows 10 introduces several new capabilities and also combines features from both Windows 7 and Windows 8. For more information about NI support for Windows 10, visit ni.com/windows10.

FPGA Module Xilinx Compilation Tools Drop Support for Windows 7 (32- and 64-Bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, and All 32-Bit Windows Operating Systems in 2021

FPGA Module Xilinx compilation tools will drop support for Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, and all 32-bit Windows operating systems starting in 2021. Versions of this product that ship after May 1, 2021, will not install or run on these operating systems. For detailed information about NI operating system support, visit ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.

For detailed information about NI application software product life cycles, visit ni.com/info and enter one of the following Info Codes:

Product Info Code
LabVIEWlifecycle
LabWindows/CVIcvi_lifecycle
Measurement Studiomstudiolifecycle
TestStandtslcp
DIAdemddlcp
SignalExpressselcp
VeriStandnivslifecycle

Legal Information

Copyright

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Third-Party Copyright Notices

The SharpZipLib_Notice.pdf file contains a third-party copyright notice for third-party components used by certain FPGA Module features. The following directory is the default installation location for the file, but the location might vary depending on the configuration of the local computer:

<National Instruments>\LabVIEW <version>\FPGA\Legal

End-User License Agreements and Third-Party Legal Notices

You can find end-user license agreements (EULAs) and third-party legal notices in the following locations after installation:

  • Notices are located in the <National Instruments>\_Legal Information and <National Instruments> directories.
  • EULAs are located in the <National Instruments>\Shared\MDF\Legal\license directory.
  • Review <National Instruments>\_Legal Information.txt for information on including legal information in installers built with NI products.

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Patents

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