The NI-RIO and NI CompactRIO drivers offer a stand-alone tool that allows the configuration of FPGA targets.
Launch the RIO Device Setup tool from the Start Menu: All Programs>>National Instruments>>NI-RIO>>RIO Device Setup to display the RIO Device Setup dialog box.
Select the FPGA target to which you want to download a bitfile from the Resource pull-down menu. Note: If your RIO Device is not listed, please confirm it is connected and showing within NI MAX.
Browse or type the path to the bitfile you want to download to the flash memory on the FPGA device in the Bitfile to Download path control.
Click the Download Bitfile button.
On the Device Settings tab, select either Autoload VI on device power-up or Autoload VI on device reboot.
Click the Apply Settings button.
Click the Exit button.
As an alternative method, NI MAX allows you to download a bitfile to your target even without having the LabVIEW FPGA Module installed. To download or erase your bitfile using MAX:
Locate your target in MAX.
If your target is a local target, select your target's FPGA (named "RIO0" or similar)
If your target is remote (and therefore shows up under Remote Systems), expand your target, expand Devices and Interfaces, and select your target's FPGA (named "RIO0" or similar)
In the right-hand pane, choose any options desired and then select Update Firmware.
Navigate to the location on the disk of your bitfile and select it.
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