Analog-to-Digital Converters

In this lab, students will identify the pertinent parameters of an ADC and of signal acquisition. They will measure an analog value represented as a 12-bit number and convert that raw digital value to a voltage. Additionally, they will experiment with the sampling rate of the ADC and investigate the raw digital output of the ADC and the timing and shape of data coming from the ADC.
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This is lab 9 of 17 in the course, Measurements and Instrumentation.


After completing this lab, students will be able to:
  1. Use the analog-to-digital converter (ADC) embedded in your NI Automated Measurements Board to convert an analog signal to a digital signal
  2. Revisit the resolution and sampling rate of a signal acquistion and experience its impact on an ADC converstion
  3. Use the Logic Analyzer Soft Front Panel (SFP) to observe and understand the ADC protocol


  • 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.

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.


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

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