FPGA Compilation Returns Unexpected Software Error

Updated Oct 10, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW FPGA Module
  • Compile Cloud Service
  • LabVIEW FPGA Compile Farm Toolkit
  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

  • When I try to compile my FPGA VI, I receive the following error: LabVIEW FPGA: The compile farm server returned an unexpected software error.​​
  • I am able to compile my FPGA code on the Cloud Compile Server but receive the following error when trying to compile locally: Error -123033: The FPGA Compile Farm Server does not support the current version of the FPGA Module


  1. Some of the compile tools used to build an FPGA bitfile are not supported on Windows 10. This can cause FPGA compilation to fail in some situations. There are a couple ways to get around this problem:
  • If you have an active subscription to National Instruments' Standard Support Program (SSP), you can compile your VIs using the Cloud Compile Service
  • If you have a computer running a supported OS, you can set it up as a Remote Compile Server.
  1. This error can arise if you update your version of the LabVIEW development environment but do not update the compile tools on your compile server or compile worker. Make sure that the version of your compile tools matches the latest version of your LabVIEW development environment. If you don't know what version of the compile tools you need for your FPGA target and version of LabVIEW, refer to this product documentation.

Additional Information

More information on compatibility between Windows 10 and the Xilinx Compilaiton Tools can be found in LabVIEW FPGA Module Compatibility with Windows 10.


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