In the present work PID control and the fuzzy logic based intelligent control is used to control the rectilinear plant vibrations. PID controller in real time mode is implemented on FPGA. For implementation of fuzzy logic based intelligent controller the FPGA is used as real time data acquisition (DAQ) platform and the fuzzy controller is implemented on the host PC. The sole reason for using FPGA as data acquisition platform was that the LabVIEW FPGA software module is not supporting the complex mathematics required for the fuzzy logic control and also the rectilinear plant interface with the traditional DAQ was not available. The comparative study of performance of intelligent controllers like fuzzy PD and fuzzy PI+ fuzzy PD is done with the conventional controllers on the basis of above mentioned performance indices. The result of the fuzzy PI + fuzzy PD controller is found to be the best among all.