Hands-on Labs with NI ELVIS for Engineering Signals and Systems Textbook

This supplement to Engineering Signals and Systems by Ulaby and Yagle contains twelve hands-on projects designed to capture student interest by exploring practical systems. This includes mechanical system modeling, control systems, image filtering and deblurring, AM radio, audio processing, and DTMF decoding. Each project guides students through activities with detailed instructions and video-based tutorials to demonstrate specific techniques for each of the software tools. Five of the projects focus on simulation and hardware with NI Multisim and NI ELVIS; six of the projects revolve around NI LabVIEW, and one project combines all three tools.
by Dr. Ed Doering | Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology



  • Students deepen understanding of signals and systems with engaging and practical projects 
  • Students develop LabVIEW and Multisim skills through frequent utilization of both tools 
  • Students learn new techniques to solve electrical system challenges 


Level University
Topic Signals and Systems
Style Project-Based Learning
Prerequisite Skills Introductory Circuits, LabVIEW and Multisim Familiarity



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


Multisim is a circuit simulation tool built for educators to teach analog, digital, and power electronics by connecting simulation to experimentation. 

Required Software

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  • LabVIEW (Requires license)
  • LabVIEW MathScript RT Module (Requires license)
  • Multisim (Requires license)
  • NI ELVISmx

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