How Do I Save Data to FPGA Memory?

Updated May 8, 2023

Reported In


  • CompactRIO Controller


  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module
  • LabVIEW FPGA Module

Issue Details

I am working on an application that requires me to save data into FPGA memory. How do I choose what memory storage is the most suitable and how do I save the data using LabVIEW?


To save data to FPGA memory use a Memory Method Node.

Additional Information

To use a memory method node you must first create a memory item. To choose the most appropriate memory item for your application see Storing Data on an FPGA Target (FPGA Module).

Once you have decided what the most suitable memory item for your application is you must create the memory item in your project. To find how to do this see Creating FPGA Memory Items (FPGA Module).

You can then use the memory method nodes to point to the existing memory items and store data as desired.