06993466 is referenced by 17 patents and cites 21 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
Specifying portions of a graphical program for respective execution by a processor and a programmable hardware element
Application Number
10/434994
Publication Number
6993466 (B2)
Application Date
May 9, 2003
Publication Date
January 31, 2006
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
Jeffrey C Hood
Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C
Assignee
National Instruments Corporation
TX, US
IPC
G06F 7/60
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