NI 6587 Error When Using Onboard Clock for Acquisition

Updated Jun 14, 2018

Reported In


  • PXI FPGA Module for FlexRIO
  • NI-6587


  • LabVIEW FPGA Module

Issue Details

I'm attempting to set up an Acquisition using the onboard clock of the NI 6587.  My code compiles without error, but when I go to run my program I see the following error:

What could be causing this error?


This error can occur for two main reasons:
  1. The FPGA is not receiving a clock that it should be receiving.
  2. The FAM has not been configured correctly or isn't in a good state.

When using the onboard clock, you must configure the clocking chip on the NI 6587.  To see how to correctly configure the onboard clock, please see the Continuous Generation - Export Clock. lvproj example located in the NI Example Finder.


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