Using Socketed CLIP on R Series Boards

Updated Oct 24, 2023

Reported In


  • PXI Multifunction Reconfigurable I/O Module


  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW FPGA Module

Issue Details

  • Can I use Socketed CLIP (Component-Level IP) to connect my VHDL core directly to my R Series input and output?
  • Can I use my PXI R Series FPGA to directly route signals to other PXI modules?


You cannot use Socketed CLIP on R Series device. The R Series device family only supports User-Defined CLIP interfaces. Therefore, it is not possible to directly route a signal to other PXI cards from the R Series FPGA VI.

To exchange data between the R Series FPGA and other PXI modules, check the communication options in Understanding Communication Options Between the Windows HMI, RT Processor, and FPGA.

Additional Information

CLIP allows you to import and use previously developed VHDL in your LabVIEW FPGA VIs. Socketed CLIPs allow you to write or read input and output pins on other PXI modules, similarly to an I/O Node.

The use of Socketed CLIPs is supported on FlexRIO modules to send a signal from the module to other devices via the PXI backplane. Refer to Routing PXI Trigger Lines for the PXIe-6593/6594 in LabVIEW FPGA Module for more information.