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. Refer to the FPGA Module Xilinx Compilation Tools for Linux Readme for more information.
The Xilinx compilation tools for Windows have the following system requirements:
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.
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.
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:
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