Lab 1: Introduction to NI ELVIS Computer-Based Instrumentation

This lab introduces the idea of a computer-based instrument through building a simple instrument using the NI ELVIS II workstation and controlling it with a LabVIEW program. This lab also gives a short tutorial for LabVIEW programming.
by Dr. Petru A. COTFAS, Dr. Daniel T. COTFAS, Dr. Doru URSUTIU, and Dr. Cornel SAMOILA | Transilvania University of Brasov
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This is module 1 of 7 in the course set, NI ELVIS Computer-Based Instrumentation.

STUDENT MATERIALS

  • Downloadable lab manual
  • LabVIEW VI's needed for completing labs are included in download

 

SKILLS REQUIRED 

  • None

NI ELVIS

The NI Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS) is a versatile laboratory platform that enables educators to teach over 20 different courses across science and engineering departments. The NI ELVIS integrates 12 common lab instruments including an oscilloscope, function...

LabVIEW

An integrated development environment designed specifically for engineers and scientists.

Required Software  Download Academic Software, Learn About Software Licensing
  • LabVIEW 2014 or Later (requires license)
  • NI ELVISmx 14.0 or Later - Download
Required Hardware Purchase Engineering Education Products
  • NI ELVIS II or II+ - View Specifications, View User Manual
  • Digital multimeter (DMM)
  • Digital voltmeter (DMM[V]) Digital ammeter (DMM[A]) Required components include
  • 5.6 kΩ resistor, R1,R2 and R3 LM335 temperature sensor
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