Today I experimented with LabVIEW FPGA targetting the Spartan3E University board. I worked all the projects out that where included in the pdf file you can get on the academic website of NI (National Instruments - http://www.ni.com ).

I have made:

* the LED example

* the LCD example

* the Switch example where you start from a empty project

* including an Xilinx ISE generated FIR filter (IP core integrating into LabVIEW FPGA) with this example I had some problems because the value of the signal that I sended to the ADC was not the correct value that was shown on my PC screen.


Links that could be handy:

* Spartan3E user guide of the starter board:


* download Spartan3E LabVIEW FPGA driver


* WORD version of the LabVIEW FPGA tutorial for the Spartan3E starter university board (for easy copy/pasting of the VHDL code for the IP core that has to be implemented :-) )




Program your Spartan 3E FPGA board with LabVIEW

Hi FPGA World,

ready for a new sensation that will in the next years rule the world of ESL (electronic system-level ) FPGA programming?

I just received my Academic Newsletter from NI.com (National Instruments the makers of LabVIEW and LabVIEW FPGA).

They introduced recently a driver for using LabVIEW to program your FPGA Silicon on the Xilinx Spartan 3E starter board.

 In this document they describe a way to program the FPGA boards LED's, LCD and a custom made Xilinx Spartan 3E LabVIEW project. They even show you how to integrate VHDL code into a Spartan 3E LabVIEW Project.


For people who can't wait and want to start graphically programming their FPGA's you can download everything here: http://digital.ni.com/express.nsf/bycode/spartan3e

Be sure that the people who download this driver and tutorial are all academic people .... read the license...

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VHDL Project for LCD

I just found the next interesting article on controlling an LCD from an FPGA board by use of VHDL check out this link:



design files: http://www.xess.com/projects/LCD_HD44780.ZIP


enjoy ;-)

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