Cannot Export Multisim PLD Design to LabVIEW FPGA

Updated Jun 22, 2018

Reported In

Software

  • LabVIEW FPGA Module

Driver

  • Digital Systems Development Board Driver for LabVIEW

Issue Details

In Multisim, I navigate to Transfer»Export to PLD, select the Program the connected PLD option, and press Next. In the Select a tool to use area, when I try to select the latest version of NI LabVIEW FPGA Xilinx Tools for Vivado that I have installed on my computer, it lists it as unsupported and shows the following text under the Device area:

Not connected or drivers not installed - MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM:SS



Why does Multisim not seem to recognize my Xilinx Compilation Tools for Vivado?

Solution

The latest version of Multisim, released with NI Circuit Design Suite 14.1 in February 2017, is only compatible up to LabVIEW 2015 SP1 FPGA Module Xilinx Tools Vivado 2014.4. This means you will receive this message if you attempt to use a version of the Xilinx Compilation Tools for Vivado newer than 2014.4.

Since multiple versions of the Xilinx Compilation Tools can exist on one computer, simply install and select a compatible version to continue exporting the PLD design.

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