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NI ELVIS laboratory experimentation platform

Integrated Suite of 12 Instruments for Hands-On, Multidiscipline Education NI ELVIS II/II+

Design and prototyping platform for measurement and instrumentation, circuits, controls, 
  telecommunications, and embedded/MCU experiments
Complete integration with Multisim for circuits and electronics
Completely open and customizable in LabVIEW
Express VIs for point-and-click configuration in LabVIEW and LabVIEW SignalExpress

The NI Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS) is a hands-on design and prototyping platform that integrates 12 of the most commonly used instruments – including the oscilloscope, DMM, function generator, and Bode analyzer – into a compact form factor ideal for the hardware lab or classroom. A 100 MS/s oscilloscope option is available on the NI ELVIS II+. Based on NI LabVIEW graphical system design software, NI ELVIS, with USB plug-and-play capabilities, offers the flexibility of virtual instrumentation and allows for quick and easy measurement acquisition and display. This hardware platform, used from first-year classes to advanced senior classes, helps educators teach a variety of concepts, including measurement and instrumentation, analog and digital circuits, controls and mechatronics, telecommunications, and embedded theory. 
Teach a Variey of Disciplines
Educaters can extend their labs beyond instrumentation and circuits with NI ELVIS plug-in boards and courseware from third-party collaborators such as Emona, Freescale Semiconductor, and Quanser to teach telecommunications, microcontroller, and control concepts. National Instruments also now provides introduces a digital electronics and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) plug-in board for the platform.

NI ELVIS is an open architecture, which helps leading teaching solution providers take advantage of the platform. The following plug-in boards are available from the following companies. 
Key Features
Digital Electronics with National Instruments

    NI Digital Electronics FPGA Board based on Xilinx 
     Spartan-3E FPGA
Embedded/MCU Design with Freescale

    Embedded/MCU design with Freescale Microcontroller Student
  Learning Kit (SLK)
Control and Simulation with Quanser

    QNET-010 DC motor control
    QNET-011 rotary inverted pendulum
    QNET-012 HVAC system
    QNET-013 Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) actuator
    QNET-014 mechatronics sensor 1 
Digital Electronics with National Instruments

    Telecommunications with Emona DATEx
    Fiber optics with Emona FOTEx