Unable to Add FPGA Target in My LabVIEW Project Explorer

Updated Jul 11, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW FPGA Module

Issue Details

I am not able to add my FPGA target to my LabVIEW Project explorer. Why is this so?


The unavailability of the FPGA target could be due to multiple reasons :
  • LabVIEW FPGA Module is not installed or is not compatible with the version of the LabVIEW - The LabVIEW and FPGA module installed should belong to the same version.
  • LabVIEW FPGA Module is not activated in NI License Manager - Refer to this article to activate your software product.
  • The NI-RIO or any other hardware driver may not be installed - Check the getting started manual of the hardware, to install the drivers required. You could search and install the drivers from here.
  • Hardware not supported in LabVIEW version - Check if the hardware is supported in the version of LabVIEW you are using. The information of supported hardware will be mentioned in the readme file of the hardware driver. 
  • Adding the FPGA Module at incorrect hierarchy - Make sure you are clear on where you want the FPGA to be deployed. It could be deployed on the local development computer or a real time system or a remote system. Refer to Adding FPGA Targets to a LabVIEW Project  for detailed steps on adding the FPGA.


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