02 | Setup

In this tutorial we'll learn how to download and install LINX from the LabVIEW Tools network. Then we'll setup the Sparkfun RedBoard, load the LINX firmware onto the board and run a simple Blink example.



Parts List



Install LINX
  • Install LINX using VIPM

  • Restart LabVIEW
    • This ensures that the LabVIEW palettes and menus are updated with LINX components).
Setup the RedBoard
  • Connect the RedBoard to your PC.

  • Ensure that the drivers installed correctly.

  • Adjust the RedBoard driver latency time to 1ms.
Load the LINX firmware
  • Use the LINX Firmware Wizard to deploy firmware to the RedBoard.

  • Run the Blink example.