I Can't Find The FPGA Palettes in LabVIEW

Updated Apr 24, 2023

Reported In


  • LabVIEW FPGA Module
  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module

Issue Details

I'm working with an NI FPGA device and I'm unable to find function palettes in my VIs that should be included with the LabVIEW FPGA module. My palettes in my FPGA VIs may be showing up as blank.


VIs in the FPGA Interface function palette are only available in VIs that are running outside of the FPGA target of a project. To find the VIs in this palette you can:
  • Select a VI in your LabVIEW project window that is not running on an FPGA.
  • In order to find the FPGA functions, you have to search them in the Block Diagram. So open the functions palette in the Block Diagram, expand the visible palettes and look for the FPGA Interface palette.
These also may not show up properly if you do not have the proper software installed. Make sure that you have the Real-Time Module and FPGA Module that are compatible with your version of LabVIEW.

Additional Information

Other problems related to palettes not appearing can be related to: