The NI ELVIS III offers a variety of software options for accessing and controlling the hardware.
Most application boards are shipped with additional software, commonly in the form of LabVIEW VIs or turnkey applications. You can also exchange data with other applications, such as Multisim Live.
The NI ELVIS III Software Bundle includes the main software you need to access and control the hardware, including the SFPs, the LabVIEW ELVIS III Toolkit, Multisim Live, and Multisim. The software bundle also includes the LabVIEW FPGA Module, which provides the FPGA VIs and functions that you use to create custom FPGA applications.
Use the Soft Front Panels (SFPs) to quickly access and control the instruments on the NI ELVIS III without programming. You can use the following SFPs with the NI ELVIS III:
Use the LabVIEW ELVIS III Toolkit to create and deploy applications on the NI ELVIS III. The LabVIEW ELVIS III Toolkit provides NI ELVIS III-specific support for LabVIEW RT and LabVIEW FPGA applications. Most applications can be implemented using the LabVIEW Real-Time Module and the LabVIEW ELVIS III Toolkit. Advanced applications that require low-level access to the control I/O can use the LabVIEW FPGA Module to create custom I/O peripherals, handle high-performance inline processing, and more. The LabVIEW ELVIS III Toolkit contains the following components:
Multisim Live provides a web-based schematic capture and simulation experience. You can complete the following tasks with Multisim Live:
This is the desktop version of Multisim, which provides a full schematic capture and simulation experience. You can complete the following tasks with Multisim:
You can share data between these platforms by using the NI ELVIS III data import and export features. Refer to Data Import and Export for more information about the data file formats that these platforms support.