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Zeb awan
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LabVIEW FPGA driver for Xilinx SPARTAN 3E Starter Board

i need drivers for spartan 3E .
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Brinoceros
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Re: LabVIEW FPGA driver for Xilinx SPARTAN 3E Starter Board

Hi ezzemon,

Currently the LabVIEW FPGA Module can only target National Instruments' own FPGA products.  Therefore we do not have a driver that will support other boards with FPGA's.  Sorry if this isn't what you wanted to hear!

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Brian A.
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Re: LabVIEW FPGA driver for Xilinx SPARTAN 3E Starter Board

If you are at a university that has a site license for the FPGA module, the following might be of interest to you:

Using LabVIEW FPGA with the Xilinx SPARTAN-3E XUP Starter Kit

See also this discussion.

Quote from the license agreement:
...INSTALLATION AND USE OF THE LABVIEW FPGA TARGET MODULE FOR THE XILINX SPARTAN-3E STARTER BOARD (THE “TARGET MODULE”) IS LIMITED TO ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS THAT HAVE A VALID, CURRENT “ACADEMIC TEACHING LICENSE” FROM NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS FOR THE LABVIEW FPGA MODULE. THIS TARGET MODULE MAY ONLY BE USED FOR INSTRUCTIONAL PURPOSES, SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT THAT ACCOMPANIES THE SOFTWARE...


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Brinoceros
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Re: LabVIEW FPGA driver for Xilinx SPARTAN 3E Starter Board

ezzemon,

I apologize - I should have been more specific and inquired about your academic status.  As altenbach has pointed out, this is a special case which is only for use by Academic Institutions.  This is usually set up through contacts at the academic institution, and not just directly pointed to online.  Do carefully read the full license agreement to see if it applies to your situation.  Also, you will want to ask any contacts you have at the academic institution for more information.

Cheers!
Brian A.
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LabVIEW FPGA driver for Xilinx SPARTAN 3E Starter Board

PLEASE I WANT THE OLD DRIVER TO LABVIEW 8.5.

I AM DOING A PROJECT IN SCHOOL.

 

BECAUSE I HAVE LV8.5.

 

THANKS A LOT

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Re: LabVIEW FPGA driver for Xilinx SPARTAN 3E Starter Board

Hi Jeyaseelan,

 

It looks like our download has been updated to 8.6, and the 8.5 download is no longer there.  Since this piece of software is kind of a special case, I will look into this for you and let you know what I can find out.

 

cheers,

Brian A.
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Re: LabVIEW FPGA driver for Xilinx SPARTAN 3E Starter Board

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Hi Jeyaseelan,

 

We have temporarily put the 8.5 version up for download here.  Again, this download will only be temporary.

Message Edited by Brinoceros on 12-16-2008 08:47 AM
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Re: LabVIEW FPGA driver for Xilinx SPARTAN 3E Starter Board

Hi Brinoceros,

 

I would like to download the 8.5 version too, but the temporary link is dead now. Is it possible to download it? Just forXmas... :-)

( I study mechatronics at this university: http://portal.bme.hu/langs/en/default.aspx )

 

Geza Szayer

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jeyaseelan
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Re: LabVIEW FPGA driver for Xilinx SPARTAN 3E Starter Board

hi! I have several versions:

a) V1.0, I downloaded it in March 08. this is for LV8.5 or 8.5.1, I do not remember… works fine.
http://rapidshare.de/files/41134803/spartan3e_1.0.zip.html
b) V1.1, I downloaded it in August 08. this is for LV8.6, does not work with spartan3e…
http://rapidshare.de/files/41134817/spartan3e_1.1.zip.html
c) V1.1.0, I downloaded it in December 08. this is for LV8.6, works fine.
http://rapidshare.de/files/41134811/spartan3e_1.1.0.zip.html
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Re: LabVIEW FPGA driver for Xilinx SPARTAN 3E Starter Board

Thanks, the first one was good...