With NI ELVIS III, getting two or more students working together on a lab is simple. With the device connected to a network, each student will need to connect in MeasurementsLive by going to measurementslive.ni.com and entering in the ID found at the top of the NI ELVIS:
Figure 2. Multiple users connecting to NI ELVIS III
Once connected, each student can launch instruments on his or her own computers by clicking on the Instruments tab and choosing an instrument that is not currently in use.
Figure 3. List of instruments available
An instrument is registered “in use” when it is being run or the resource is accessed via another instrument. For example, the bode analyzer automatically sources a swept function and reads that back in on the oscilloscope which, when running, will show the oscilloscope, function generator, and bode analyzer as in use.
Figure 4. Instrument resources in use
You may notice that some instruments allow you to open them even when they are in use. Those instruments are the bode analyzer and the current-voltage Analyzer. The reason being these are currently web-based instruments. With our web-based instruments, each student can open the instrument on their own computer and view the results as the data is being acquired
Figure 5. Bode analyzer running on Windows computer
Figure 6. Same Bode Analysis as Figure 5 running on Mac.
- Need more information on the capabilities of the NI ELVIS III Instruments? Explore all of them through a series of short how-to videos.