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I am using Labview FPGA module for the first time.

I have an NI Pxie-7846R (R-series) module stacked in a Pxie-8880 chassis.
To create an application using an FPGA target, I am following below instructions

Adding an FPGA Target in the Local Development Computer
1. Create a new project or open an existing project.

2. Right-click My Computer in the Project Explorer window and select New»Targets and Devices from the shortcut menu to display the Add Targets and Devices dialog box.


I want to add the R-series module to My computer
However I am not able to see "Targets and Devices" option on right-clicking My computer. (It is visible on right clicking Project root).


In Ni Max, under Devices and Interfaces, the 7846R is visible.
Also I am using Labview2018 32 bit with FPGA module and Real-time module,
along with NI R Series Multifunction RIO 18.0.
Which is sufficient for running FPGA for R series as per (


Please help me adding the FPGA target.



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Try to right click on the project name itself right above the My Computer.


My Computer is already a target of its own, your local computer. You want to add a new target, so this is going to appear alongside My Computer, not inside of it.

Rolf Kalbermatter
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Thanks Rolfk,   


However, on right-click on Project, I am not able to see 7846R on the list of either 'Existing targets or devices' or 'New targets or devices'.  In NI Max the 7846R is visible.


What do I need to do, in order to 7846R to appear in Target or devices?





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Accepted by topic author sumit_01

You need to install the according drivers AFTER you installed LabVIEW, LabVIEW RT and LabVIEW FPGA.


This must be at least NI-RIO in the same or newer version than your LabVIEW version and possibly extra hardware specific support such as FlexRIO and similar drivers.

Rolf Kalbermatter
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Thanks rolfk,


I installed the NI RIO driver after the installation of Labview, Labview RT, Labview FPGA.

Now I am able to add R series under My computer.


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Hello Rolf/Sumit,


I have the same issue but even after installing the drivers I am unable to see it in the project.  I have LabVIEW 2021 64 bit software.  Does the module only work for 32bit?




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