Providing a project-based learning environment using online measurements and practical, embedded design

The NI Engineering Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS) is a modular engineering educational laboratory device developed specifically for academia. With its hands-on approach, educators can help students learn practical, experimental engineering skills.

The NI ELVIS includes an oscilloscope, digital multimeter, function generator, variable power supply, Bode analyser, and other common lab instruments. You can connect a PC to the NI ELVIS using USB and build circuits on its detachable protoboard.

Features include:

  • Software includes interactive web and desktop soft 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 16 AI, 4 AO, and 40 DIO
  • 4-channel, 100 MS/s (400 MS/s single channel), 50 MHz oscilloscope with 14-bit resolution
  • 16-channel, 100 MS/s logic analyser/pattern generator
  • 16-channel, 1 MS/s analogue input with 16-bit resolution
  • 40 DIO lines individually programmable as input, output, PWM, or digital protocols.

NI ELVIS provides a comprehensive teaching solution for engaging students in hands-on labs involving analogue circuits, mechatronics, power electronics, instrumentation, digital communications, digital electronics, controls, and more. Each laboratory solution includes lab material and complete experiments developed by experts in industry and education, so students can explore theory in the physical laboratory with a safe, in-depth experience.
Benefits of using NI ELVIS in your teaching:

  • Simplify the laboratory workspace
  • Expand experimental capabilities
  • Drive student collaboration
  • Drive teamwork with easy coordination of experiments
  • Interchangeable, course-specific experiments
  • Engage students with a modern, web-driven experience.