How to do Resolver Simulation in FPGA?

Updated Mar 27, 2023

Reported In


  • CompactRIO Chassis


  • LabVIEW FPGA Module
  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

   I want to simulate a resolver with LabVIEW in the FPGA of my R-Series PXI card or my CompactRIO, is there a program that does this?


 The Resolver Signal Simulation and Measurement in LabVIEW FPGA example program can be used to simulate a resolver. It can run on both a CompactRIO or a PXI target.

   In order to use this example program you should:

  1. Download and unzip the folder attached in the Example Program.
  2. Open the LabVIEW project Resolver.lvproj.
  3. Add the target in which you are going to run the program in. If it is a PXI target you should add a PXI chassis and then an R-Series card. 
  4. The LabVIEW project comes with some default hardware, you should move the folders and VIs from these targets to the corresponding location of the target you added. After this you can delete the targets that you are not going to be using.
  5. Finally running the FPGA Resolver Input with Simulator cRIO/ will start the FPGA compilation for the desired target.  

Additional Information

You can also do resolver simulation with the Resolver Simulator in LabVIEW FPGA; however, this program was made to run in older versions of the LabVIEW, NI-RIO and LabVIEW FPGA Module so it may not run properly in newer version of this software.