The NI Engineering Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS) Engineering Lab Workstation provides a project-based learning experience using online measurements and practical, embedded design.
Engineering students must see the concepts they are taught in the context of real systems to fully understand them. They must explore fundamental topics used in engineering systems, while working in teams, and apply them in practical designs quickly and effectively. With NI ELVIS, unite software, hardware, instrumentation, and control in a collaborative environment to prepare the next generation of engineers.
AELabs take students beyond the breadboard. It gives them hands-on experience with complex analog circuits which could not practically be built from scratch in a lab setting. More than that it puts control of those circuits in a graphical interface setting, allowing students to interact directly with the circuit schematics. By showing students the real world power of analog electronics we can inspire a new generation of electronic designers.
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.
The Quanser Energy Systems Board is intended to provide a safe, hands-on introduction to electrical power systems. The board uses scaled down power systems to offer students a reasonable benchtop form factor. Designed exclusively for the NI ELVIS III platform and LabVIEW, the board also exposes students to industry-grade instrumentation, measurement and control fundamentals.
Understanding the various types of actuators which are available, as well as the differences between them is key to making informed design decisions. Designed exclusively for the NI ELVIS III platform and LabVIEW, the Quanser Mechatronic Actuators board exposes students to industry-grade measurement and command fundamentals for the four most common actuator types: brushed DC motors, brushless DC motors, stepper motors, and servo motors.
A critical component of any mechatronics course or program is an understanding of the theory and application of sensors used in mechatronic systems. The Quanser Mechatronic Sensors Board introduces students to various sensors that measure pressure, strain, temperature, contact, distance, angular displacement, and dynamics.
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.