This configuration of the NI Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS) has been defined specifically for teaching controls topics throughout electrical, mechanical, and mechatronics engineering curricula.
The Quanser Engineering Trainers for NI ELVIS (QNET) Mechatronic Sensors Trainer steps students through the physical properties of the 10 most commonly used analog and digital sensors to help them evaluate sensors for future applications. The trainer features four digital sensors: push button, single-pole double-throw (SPDT) microswitch; transmissive optical switch; reflective optical switch; and magnetic Hall effect switch. It also features six analog sensors: potentiometer, optical analog distance, magnetic analog field, pressure, temperature, and piezo film.
Using QNET hardware-in-the-loop implementations, engineering students can complement their laboratory work with hands-on, practical experience in the important aspects of engineering practice, which spurs student interest and motivation.
In this configuration of NI ELVIS, educators receive:
NI ELVIS II workstation (1.25 MS/s oscilloscope)
NI ELVISmx driver software
QNET plant, software, and courseware
USB cable and connection
Educators can also upgrade to the NI ELVIS II+ system, which includes a 100 MS/s oscilloscope for further measurement capabilities.