LabVIEW 2019 FPGA Module Xilinx Compilation Tools for Linux Readme

March 2019

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

Overview

System Requirements

Supported Hardware

Installation Instructions

Product Security and Critical Updates

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 Linux computer.

The Xilinx compilation tools also support Windows. Refer to the FPGA Module Xilinx Compilation Tools for Windows 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:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 (64-bit)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 or 7.3 (64-bit)
    • CentOS 7.2 or 7.3 (64-bit)
  • 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:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 (64-bit)
  • 15 GB of additional disk space

Supported Hardware

The following sections contain the NI hardware supported by the FPGA Module Xilinx Compilation Tools on Linux. 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

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

Complete the following steps to install the FPGA Module Xilinx Compilation Tools for Linux:

  1. Log into the system as root.
  2. Use mount to mount the compilation tools installer.
  3. If the media type is DVD, change the current directory to the mount point.
    If the media type is USB, change the current directory to mount point/Linux/Vivado2017_2 or mount point/Linux/ISE14_7, depending on which tool you want to install.
  4. To run the installation script, enter sh ./INSTALL.

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.


Legal Information

Copyright

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Under the copyright laws, this publication may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, storing in an information retrieval system, or translating, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of National Instruments Corporation.

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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:

/usr/local/natinst/nifpgacompileworker/doc

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:

/usr/local/natinst/nifpgacompileworker/doc

U.S. Government Restricted Rights

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Patents

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