NI ELVIS is a project-based learning solution that combines instrumentation, embedded design, and web connectivity for engineering fundamentals and system design. It provides a comprehensive teaching solution for engaging students in hands-on labs involving analog circuits, mechatronics, power electronics, instrumentation, digital communications, digital electronics, controls, and more.


  • Software includes interactive web and desktop software front panels, instrumentation  support for Windows and Mac, API support for LabVIEW and text-based languages, shipping examples, and detailed help files. 
  • Seven hardware instruments plus control I/O containing 16AI, 4AO, and 40 DIO.
  • 4 Channel, 100MS/s (400MS/s single channel), 50MHz oscilloscope with 14-bit resolution.
  • 16 Channel, 100MS/s logic analyzer/pattern generator
  • 16 Channel, 1MS/s analog input with 16-bit resolution
  • 40 DIO lines individually programmable as input, output, PWM, or digital protocols.



Oscilloscope 2 Ch, 100MS/s, 8-bits 4 Ch, 400MS/s, 14-bits
Function Generator 1 Ch, 5MHz, 10-bits 2 Ch, 100MS/s, 15MHz, 14-bits
Logic Analyzer / Pattern Generator 16 Ch, 100MS/s
IV Analyzer ±10 V, ±30 mA, 15 MHz
Digital Multimeter 5½ digits 4½ digits
Variable Power Supply ±12 V, 500 mA ±15 V, 500 mA
Processor FPGA Xilinx Zynq-7020
Analog Inputs 16 Ch, 16 bits 16 Ch, 16 bits
Analog Outputs 2 Ch, 16-bits 4  Ch, 16 bits
DIO 24 DIO, 15PFI 40 Ch
SFP Support Windows Windows, Mac & Web
Programming Language support LabVIEW LabVIEW, Python, C, Simulink

Quanser Mechatronics Systems Board for NI ELVIS III

The Quanser Mechatronic Systems Board is designed to provide hands-on experience with a complete mechatronic system in a safe, and academically appropriate setting. The board gives students an opportunity to delve into the operation of a mechatronic system at every level, from motor interfacing all the way to an engaging application context using industry-grade instrumentation and real-time control.

  • Complete System: A complete mechatronic system from sensor integration and motor control to image processing and state machines
  • Open and Customizable: Access and customize all levels of the interfacing and control software using LabVIEW
  • Accelerate Discovery: Learn the fundamentals of interfacing, manipulator control, image processing, and state machines
  • Comprehensive Courseware: Includes fully customizable ABET-aligned workbooks, software, and additional resources
  • Courseware
    • Goal-directed line following
    • Image processing
      • Image tresholding
      • Blob detection
      • Pattern matching
    • State machines
    • Manipulator control
      • PWM generation
      • Encoder decoding
      • Inverse kinematics
      • Forward kinematics
    • PID position control

Quanser Control Board

The Quanser Controls Board offers a complete package for studying fundamental and advanced controls topics. The skills and hands-on experiences gained using the controls board are directly applicable to the challenges engineers face creating the complex systems that dominate the world today.


  • Highly Linear Motor Response: To enable directly relational modelling and control design
  • Open and Customizable: Access and customize all levels of the interfacing and control software using LabVIEW
  • Complete Package: Hardware and courseware enable courses to cover the essentials of introductory and advanced controls


  • DC Motor Modeling: First principles, experimental, frequency
  • Speed Control: PID control, lead compensators
  • Position Control: PID control, steady-state error
  • Stability: BIBO, Nyquist, Routh Hurwitz
  • Inverted Pendulum Control: Pole placement, LQR, swing-up
  • Digital Control: Quantization, matched pole-zero, digital design

TI Power Electronics Board for NI ELVIS III

  • The board is comprised of four independent sections that are the basic building blocks for understanding the functions of components used in power electronic systems and relevant applications.
    • Linear Regulator operation ( Discrete Linear Section)
    • Buck Regulator operation (Discrete Buck Section)
    • Pulse-Width Modulated Inverter, Square-wave Inverter and High-Frequency Transformer operation ( DC-AC Inverter Section)
    • Diode-Bridge Rectifier and Post-Regulator operation ( AC-DC Rectifier section).
  • On-board jumpers enable testing with different system configurations
  • Test points on board allow measurement of voltage and current.
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