When using a CompactRIO (cRIO) with C-Series modules in VeriStand, it may be required to use both Scan Engine and FPGA resources in a project. This is called Hybrid mode and is made possible by using the Scan Engine and EtherCAT Add-on.
This is a tutorial on how to configure both FPGA and Scan resources in NI VeriStand using the EtherCAT Add-on. There are some considerations to keep in mind in order for this set-up to work, addressed in the Additional Information section.
NOTE: For version 2018 and later the Scan Engine and EtherCat Add-on is installed as part of the "custom devices" package included in the larger VeriStand installer as an optional tick box and is installed through NI Package Manager and is officially supported by NI. Prior to version 2018, this add-on was available as a package on Github and not maintained or supported by NI R&D.
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