06934667 is referenced by 22 patents and cites 22 patents.

A computer-implemented system and method for generating a hardware implementation of graphical code. The method comprises first creating a graphical program. A first portion of the graphical program may optionally be compiled into machine code for execution by a CPU. A second portion of the graphical program is converted into a hardware implementation according to the present invention. The operation of converting the graphical program into a hardware implementation comprises exporting the second portion of the graphical program into a hardware description, wherein the hardware description describes a hardware implementation of the second portion of the graphical program, and then configuring a programmable hardware element utilizing the hardware description to produce a configured hardware element. The configured hardware element thus implements a hardware implementation of the second portion of the graphical program.

Title
System and method for configuring a device to perform measurement functions utilizing conversion of graphical programs into hardware implementations
Application Number
9/788104
Publication Number
6934667 (B2)
Application Date
February 16, 2001
Publication Date
August 23, 2005
Inventor
Cary P Butler
Austin
TX, US
Brian K Odom
Pflugerville
TX, US
Hugo Andrade
Austin
TX, US
Jeffrey L Kodosky
Austin
TX, US
Agent
Jeffery C Hood
Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C
Assignee
National Instruments Corporation
TX, US
IPC
G06F 007/60
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