This file contains important information about the LabVIEW FPGA Module Xilinx Compilation Tools for Windows, including system requirements and installation instructions.
The Xilinx compilation tools include tools for Vivado 2015.4 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. Visit ni.com and enter the Info Code XilinxLinux to download the installers for Linux.
The Xilinx compilation tools for Windows have the following system requirements:
The following sections contain the NI hardware supported by the Xilinx compilation tools on Windows.
Use the Xilinx Compilation Tool for Vivado 2015.4 to compile FPGA VIs for the following devices:
Use the Xilinx Compilation Tool for ISE 14.7 to compile FPGA VIs for the following devices:
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.
Insert the Xilinx compilation tools for Windows installation media and follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
With this release, the LabVIEW FPGA Module Xilinx Compilation Tools for Windows drops support for Microsoft Windows 7 RTM (with no service pack), Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. The LabVIEW 2016 FPGA Module Xilinx Compilation Tools for Windows and later will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use the LabVIEW 2016 FPGA Module Xilinx Compilation Tools for Windows to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing the LabVIEW 2016 FPGA Module Xilinx Compilation Tools for Windows, 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 LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, Measurement Studio, or TestStand Built Installer Fail on Windows XP/Vista and Server 2003?.
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