Introduction to NI ELVIS II, NI Multisim, and NI LabVIEW

This set of labs introduces students measurements, instrumentation, and RF communications through hands-on labs. Throughout these topics, students learn how to use NI ELVIS platform as it interfaces to Multisim and LabVIEW for simulation and experimentation. With 12 different instruments, students can apply what they learned about different engineering topics in the laboratory and have a hands-on learning experience. The content includes a download of ready to use lab exercise files and the respective documentation.
by Professor Barry Parton | Dalhousie University



  • Students learn how NI ELVIS, Multsim, and LabVIEW can be utilized to analyze electrical systems
  • Students develop a small system approach to solving more advanced topics such as RF communications, magnetic field detection, and free space optical communicatoin. 
  • Students learn an iterative design approach to take an idea from paper to reality using National Instrument's tools 


Level Universtiy
Topic Electronics and Measurements
Style Laboratory
Prerequisite Skills Basic Physics



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...


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


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

Required Software

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  • LabVIEW (Requires license) 
  • Multisim 14.0 or later (Requires license)

Required Hardware

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