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...
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.