Signal Chain

In this lab students will get acquainted from a high-level perspective with the signal chain process. Through hands-on experimentation students will explore the steps involved in the process that starts with drawing an electric signal from a sensor and ends with meaningful information about the physical phenomenon that this sensor is measuring. This involves measuring an electric signal, amplifying the signal, converting the analog signal into a digital signal, and analyzing and interpreting the signal through software analysis.
by Enable Education


This is lab 2 of 17 in the course, Measurements and Instrumentation.


After completing this lab, students will be able to understand the why and how of:
  1. Measuring an electric signal
  2. Amplifying a signal
  3. Convering an analog signal into a digital signal
  4. Analyzing and interpreting a signal through software analysis


  • Basic proficiency using LabVIEW
  • Basic proficiency using ELVIS III Instruments
  • Basic knowledge of components and their behaviors


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.


LabVIEW is systems engineering software for applications that require test, measurement, and control with rapid access to hardware and data insights.

Automated Measurements Board for NI ELVIS III

An application board for NI ELVIS III that provides students with a experimental platform for understanding and designing a signal chain for sensor integration.

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