What Memory Storage Can I Use For My FPGA Application?

Updated Jun 4, 2018

Reported In

Hardware

  • PXI FPGA Module for FlexRIO
  • PXIe-7975

Software

  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW FPGA Module

Issue Details

I am developing an application on my FPGA but am having issues with high Block RAM usage. Is there any other memory storage that I can access?

Solution

Yes you can use DRAM for your application development as long as your device supports this functionality. For a list of supported devices see this white-paper.

Additional Information

As DRAM is an external component to the FPGA it is not possible to read/write inside a SCTL. This method of memory management should be used in applications where event sequencing is a priority over latency as by using a while loop the latency induced will be constant

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