Labs for Analog and Digital Courses using NI ELVIS II and NI Multisim

This comprehensive laboratory set for analog and digital curriculum was developed by educators to teach DC circuits, AC circuits, analog electronics, and digital electronics. Each lab comes complete with detailed instructions, NI Multisim circuit files, and NI ELVIS setup descriptions. Two key labs also include virtual instruments developed in LabVIEW. The NI ELVIS and Multisim platform combine to provide students with a strong foundation of electrical engineering concepts through simulation and hands-on circuit building.
by CEDES Don Bosco



  • Students learn the fundamental concepts of DC circuits, AC circuits, analog electronics, and digital electronics all the way from Ohm's Law to Analog-to-Digital converters.
  • Students are guided through experiments that are reinforced through hands-on circuitry building with the NI ELVIS and computer simulation of Multisim.


Level University
Topic Circuits
Style Laboratory
Prerequisite Skills None


Students verify the three ways in which Ohm's law can be used to calculate voltage, current and resistance.
Students verify that the total resistance of a circuit in series is the individual sum of the resistors and check Kirchhoff's voltage law for circuits connected in series.
Students recognize the features of parallel resistive circuits and check Kirchhoff's current law for various circuits.
Students create and simulate Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits using NI ELVIS and Multisim.
Students learn the operation of a voltage divider and the behavior of a resistance bridge through the NI ELVIS multimeter.
Students verify the capacitance behavior of capacitors connected in series and in parallel.
Students learn the principle of operation of an RC circuit and observe a capacitor's charge and discharge curves.
Students observe the attenuated response of an RLC circuit and analyze the frequency response of the RLC circuit in order to find its resonating frequency.
Students learn the principle of electromagnetic induction and how it applies to electric circuits by means of transformers.
Students determine the behavior of the diodes using the Voltage-Current curves and understand their operation and applications.
Students learn the principle of operation of a transistor using its characteristic curves.
Students analyze the behavior of a transistor set up to work as an interrupter.
Students learn to polarize a transistor correctly so it can be used to amplify an AC voltage signal, and use the Bode Analyzer to find the amplifier gain.
Students verify the operation of AND, OR, NOT, NAND, NOR, XOR logic gates.
Students learn to simplify a Boolean expression using the Karnaugh maps, and verify it with the NI ELVIS II.
Students learn the principles of operation of Flip-Flops using digital reading and writing with NI ELVIS.
Students verify the 555 timer operation as an astable and monostable multivibrator.
Students verify the operation of A/D converters.
Students learn and verify the principles of operation of D/A converters.


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

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