The PCIe-8237 has an FPGA onboard, a Spartan 6, but this FPGA is not set up to process images. It's what's called a Vision RIO card because the FPGA is available only for Reconfigurable I/O.
This means that you can use LabVIEW to write FPGA code for the 8237, but only for things like complex triggering schemes, generating custom pulse trains, network triggering (using the FPGA to build custom packets to send to the network adapter).Similarly, you can use VBAI to create steps for the FPGA to run, but you'll be limited to the Vision RIO steps, rather than any image processing ones.
Vision Assistant will not run on the FPGA of the 8237 because it's not designed to process images, only handle the card's I/O. If you need a piece of hardware that can do FPGA processing, a real-time IC is going to be a better fit.The key here is that the FPGA on the PCIe-8237 is not designed to process images. You can still access it just like any other FPGA, write code to it, start/stop it from your controller's program, etc. It's just designed to run code that is I/O based, rather than for image processing.
Thank you for your feedback.
You changed your response to Not Helpful
You changed your response to Helpful
Collaborate with other users in our discussion forums
A valid service agreement may be required, and support options vary by country.