Is the NI 986x Compatible with the FPGA Interface Mode?

Updated Jan 9, 2019

Reported In

Hardware

  • NI-9866
  • NI-9861
  • NI-9860
  • NI-9862
  • CompactRIO Controller

Software

  • LabVIEW FPGA Module
  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module

Issue Details

I am not able to add my NI 9860 module under the FPGA target in a LabVIEW project. Is the module supported in the FPGA interface?

Solution

You cannot deploy the NI 986x C series modules beneath an FPGA target in a LabVIEW project.

However, the 986x C series modules require an FPGA VI to be deployed to provide proper XNET support for themselves. That the reason why the C Series Module Compatibility Chart indicates FPGA support for the NI 986x modules.

To do so, the cRIO/FPGA chassis has to be in hybrid mode for proper use. The correct setup steps for an NI-986x module are described on pages 2-7 through 2-11 in the XNET Hardware and Software Manual.

Additional Information

The only XNET module series that supports being programmed in LabVIEW FPGA is the 985x series. These modules however are not supported by the XNET driver.

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