Introduction to the EMONA Communications Board

In this lab students will become familiar with the block diagrams and the modules on the EMONA Communication Board that are used for building communication systems. They will also learn how to use the various NI ELVIS III instruments to generate signals and take measurements. Students will connect various communication blocks and then investigate the signal characteristics.
by Emona Tims

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This is lab 1 of 20 in the course, Communications Principles.


After completing this lab, students will be able to:
  1. Use the NI ELVIS III Oscilloscope and Function Generator.
  2. Describe the basic functionality of individual circuit modules on the board.
  3. Patch together these modules to model block diagrams and build systems.


  • Basic proficiency using ELVIS III Instruments
  • Basic knowledge of AC signals.

Emona Communications Board for NI ELVIS III

Application board for the NI ELVIS III developed to teach introductory digital and analog communications topics using a completely hands-on approach.


Engineering laboratory solution for project-based learning that combines instrumentation and embedded design with a web-driven experience, delivering a greater understanding of engineering fundamentals and system design.

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