The NI Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS) delivers a hands-on lab experience for engineering curriculum. With an integrated suite of the most commonly used instruments in a single, compact form factor designed for education, NI ELVIS teaches concepts in circuits, microcontrollers, controls, telecommunications, measurements, and power and energy. The modular laboratory platform extends into each course or application area through an ecosystem of add-on boards, software and courseware developed by leading manufacturers and educators from around the world.
NI ELVIS has complete integration with the NI Multisim circuits teaching environment to help professors bridge the traditional gap between theory and laboratory. Using the pedagogical features of Multisim and NI ELVIS, students can learn analog, digital, and circuits concepts from textbooks to the laboratory.
The NI Digital Electronics FPGA Board, based on the Xilinx Spartan-3E FPGA, is an NI ELVIS add-on board developed to help educators teach digital electronics concepts and Boolean logic.
The Freescale HCS12 microcontroller add-on teaching board for NI ELVIS features software to effectively teach concepts, such as programming and debugging MCUs with a hands-on approach.
Quanser QNET plants for NI ELVIS enables hardware-in-the-loop implementations for engineering students to complete comprehensive hands-on work throughout controls laboratories in a number of different departments. Practical experience made possible by industry-relevant tools from NI and Quanser provide students with the engaging and practical approach to their controls theory.
The Emona FOTEx and DATEx telecommunication add-on boards for NI ELVIS have been developed specifically to help teach concepts through a hands-on, block diagram modeling approach. Students build and measure communications systems that correspond to the system block diagrams found in textbooks, bridging the traditional gap between complex theory and laboratory.
The QNET Mechatronic Sensors Trainer from Quanser extends the measurement capabilities of NI ELVIS. An add-on board helps students understand the physical properties of the analog and digital sensors most commonly used in numerous courses and applications.
The Emona HELEx add-on board for NI ELVIS extends the teaching platform to illustrate concepts in solar and hydrogen electricity. Experiments included in this bundle offer educators all the required tools (solar cells, fuel cells, curriculum, interface board) needed to teach relevant concepts in sustainable energy.