When you reference your FPGA using an IP address, the information sent to, and from, the FPGA goes through the RIO server which requires going through the network using TCP/IP.
Alternatively, you can use the same method with the address of “localhost”, or “127.0.0.1”. This is usually mapped to a virtual loopback network device that will look for a local target.
Finally, you can reference it by the RIO alias that can found in Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX). This uses an internal communication method to interface with local targets and does not rely on network communication.Note:
For referencing local FPGA targets, it is recommended to use the RIO alias as this will avoid any network issues and typically offers better performance. If targeting a remote FPGA, network considerations should be taken into account when designing the application.