This file contains important information about the LabVIEW FPGA IP Export Utility, including system requirements and installation instructions.
The LabVIEW FPGA IP Export Utility allows you to export your FPGA algorithm developed in LabVIEW FPGA as FPGA IP (Intellectual Property). You can then integrate the IP in your Vivado project and use the IP on any Xilinx Vivado FPGA device of the same family. The LabVIEW FPGA IP Export Utility provides the following editions:
The LabVIEW 2020 FPGA IP Export Utility has the following requirements:
Refer to the LabVIEW Readme, LabVIEW FPGA Module Readme, and Xilinx Compilation Tools Readme for additional system requirements and supported operating systems.
The LabVIEW 2020 FPGA IP Export Utility supports the following operating systems:
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 Refer to The LabVIEW FPGA IP Export Utility Drops Support for Windows 7 in 2021 for information about future OS support.
NI installs the LabVIEW FPGA IP Export Utility using NI Package Manager. If you do not already have NI software installed, the LabVIEW FPGA IP Export Utility installs NI Package Manager to handle the installation of your NI software. Visit ni.com/r/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.
The LabVIEW FPGA IP Export Utility provides two purchase options: LabVIEW FPGA Netlist Export Utility and LabVIEW FPGA VHDL Export Utility. Depending on your purchase option, activate the LabVIEW FPGA IP Export Utility in the following ways:
Refer to the Getting Started with the LabVIEW FPGA IP Export Utility for information about using the LabVIEW FPGA IP Export Utility. Access this manual by navigating to the labview\manuals\LabVIEW FPGA IP Export Utility directory and opening FPGA_IP_Export_Getting_Started.pdf
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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.
The LabVIEW FPGA IP Export Utility will drop support for Windows 7 starting in 2021. Versions of this product that ship after May 1, 2021, may not install or execute correctly on these operating systems. For detailed information about NI operating system support, visit ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.
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