The LabVIEW graphical system design platform provides a good way for programming FPGAs, field programmable gate arrays.
Programmers who are familiar with the LabVIEW platform can add some additional tools to LabVIEW, and using their experience in the programme, they can quickly start to programme FPGAs without the need for being an FPGA expert.
How to program LabVIEW FPGA
LabVIEW FPGA programming follows the same basic steps of those of the LabVIEW graphical system design package itself.
Note on the LabVIEW:
LabVIEW is a proprietary software package developed and sold by National Instruments. It started life as a software package for the control and management of test equipment, but since then its scope has been expanded and it is described as a Graphical System Design environment and it can be used in a variety of other roles.
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When using LabVIEW for programming FPGAs, the LabVIEW environment is required but with a few additional add-ons to enable it to interface and program the FPGAs.
When developing the FPGA programmes, developers familiar with LabVIEW are able to use exactly the same environment used for other LabVIEW applications to develop the code. In this way it is possible to LabVIEW developers to quickly start to programme the FPGAs without t additional training that would be needed if other methods were to be adopted.