I am brand new on this forum, I've been working with the NI-sbRIO-9637 few weeks ago. The documentation is hidden among forums, the example does not provide full capabilities of the FPGAs, but I found a very nice trainning on internet: NI LabVIEW FPGA Part 1 - YouTube there are 117 episodes not too deep explained but they are good to start with.
So, my problem so far is that after 1 hour and 26 minutes of building process the Compilator displays A timming error ocurred. Since I am not writing the VDHL, for me it is not very intuitive how to solve the issue. Nevertheless I did my research before heading here. The error is because I am asking the FPGA to do more in a single cycle loop than it is capable of.
Therefore, I checked the Timing Information. It appears the error is because the entire peace of process should run within 1/40Mhz = 25ns, but the required time is missed by 9.10ns.
Thus, I follow the VI path listed, and I found that I had a block without a feedback node. But I though it was not necessary because the information is already available for the multiply operation, since h and 0.1668701171875 are constants.
Then I went back to the literature available for the compaq rio:https://www.ni.com/pdf/products/us/fullcriodevguide.pdf , and this non-official link: https://docplayer.net/42464504-Ni-labview-for-compactrio-developer-s-guide.html
And it seems the direct connection implies a successive or series logic, so all the VI block within a SCTL should have a feeback connection in between to create the pipelining.
I already made the feedback connection.
Now I am going to start the compilation again.
Let's see what happens.
Feedback nodes should help with timing. The high throughput math functions have a wizard and you can turn on internal pipelining.
Hi thank you for your answer.
I saw that but I don't understand the interface. For example division are 18 cycles/sample when I turn the SCTL mode, when I reduced the number I saw a note that describes the number of stages in the pipeline. I don't understand this and I didn't find a example or explanation yet.
Would you please send me an example of this Hight throughput math block by using pipeline wizard. Please try to do 2 or three math stages Like I am doing to make sure I am understanding this option.
Thank you in advanced.
For reference on the SCTL see https://knowledge.ni.com/KnowledgeArticleDetails?id=kA00Z000000P8sWSAS
For the high throughput divide function see https://zone.ni.com/reference/en-XX/help/371599P-01/lvfpga/ht_divide/
When going into an SCTL the forced time constraint has a particular impact on more (digitally) complex functions such as divide. By default it takes 18 cycles to generate a result but we can set the throughput to say 1 cycle per sample. This is done by internally pipelining the divide function. More memory/registers are used to accomplish this. Note that latency does not go down and it still takes a sample 18 cycles (depending on settings) to go through the divide function. Pipelining is an important concept for higher performance FPGA designs.