If you don't know much about the high level design used by LabVIEW it's worth your time to quickly scan the white paper listed at the end of Max's post.
Figure 4 in particular shows how you can easily graphically define a somewhat complex filter and then automatically generate optimized HDL code targeted at a specific FPGA.
These productivity tools are going to be excellent additions to the FPGA bag of tricks. More and more domaine specific tools and IP will soon make it just as easy to design with FPGAs as with MCUs... Even for a chip architect...
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