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Modifying The NI 6587’s CLIP for 1:7 serialization ratio (generation and acquisition)

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The available CLIPs for the NI 6587 LVDS FAM perform serialization/deserialization with a ratio of 1:10 (ChannelSerdes) or 1:6 (ConnectorSerdes). Sometimes applications require different serialization/deserialization ratios (e.g. CameraLink – 1:7) for which the CLIP can be modified.


This tutorial describes the steps in detail which are required to achieve 1:7 SERDES ratio with the NI 6587 LVDS FAM. During the modification, the clocking of the acquisition is also fundamentally changed to support sampling controlled by a frame clock.

Steps to Implement or Execute Code

See project documentation:

     - Instructions.txt

     - NI 6587 Clip Modification.pdf



     LabVIEW 2013 with LabVIEW FPGA

     NI FlexRIO 13.1

     NI FlexRIO Adapter Module Support 3.4


     NI 7965 FlexRIO

     NI 6587 FAM

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