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NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS  laboratories and didactic equipment.      To ask a question, click HERE

National Instruments offers a wide range of technologies, ranging from simple devices collection and analysis of data and ending with specialized educational platform capable of prototyping of electronic devices for use in educational stands and workshops on various technical areas.

                                                                NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS READY LABS

 

Educational hardware (click on object):


The NI Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS) modular platform delivers a hands-on lab experience for engineering curriculum.

12 Integrated Instruments in 1 Device: oscilliscope, digital multimeter, function generator, dynamic signal analyzer, and more.

Expand to different courses with ADD-ON-BOARDS.

NI ELVIS II boars 2

NI ELVIS II boars 3

NI ELVIS II boars 4

Learn more about NI ELVIS II Add-On Boards


NI myRIO is an embedded hardware device that introduces students to industry proven technology and allows them to design real, complex engineering systems.

NI myRIO is a hardware/software platform that gives students the ability to “do engineering” and design real systems. Complete with the latest Zynq integrated system-on-a-chip (SoC) technology from Xilinx, the NI myRIO boasts a dual-core ARM® Cortex™-A9 processor and an FPGA with 28,000 programmable logic cells, 10 analog inputs, 6 analog outputs, audio I/O channels, and up to 40 lines of digital input/output (DIO). Learn more>> myRIO hardware spcification.

Designed and priced for the academic user, NI myRIO also includes onboard WiFi, a three-axis accelerometer, and several programmable LEDs in a durable, enclosed form factor.

Learn more>> myRIO Sample Projects


A Mobile Robot Platform for Robotics Teaching and Research.

Learn more abour DaNI in NI.com>>

NI LabVIEW Robotics Starter Kit, DaNI 2.0 features upgrades over the initial version including a new omni wheel for improved steering, additional space for mounting sensors and other components, high-level API in NI LabVIEW system design software to improve ease-of- use when programming, and a higher performance Single-Board RIO that yields more memory and higher processing power.

If you have a fantasy you can create your own Customized DaNI.


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
• VirtualBench is the most essential instruments, combined into a single, compact device
• It includes a mixed-signal oscilloscope, function generator, DMM, programmable DC power supply, and digital I/O
• As a result, it takes up less space on a bench, is portable, and is simply more convenient by combining everything into one device
• In addition to using VirtualBench with the Windows and iPad applications, users can also program it with LabVIEW
• Today, most engineers using benchtop instruments don’t automate them because of the difficulty and time required to setup the instrument with  PC
• Since VirtualBench natively integrates with LabVIEW and is already connected to the PC, it makes it easier and now possible for engineers to automate simple tasks

 

NI USRP Teaching

When the USRP is connected to a host PC, it acts as a software-defined radio (SDR) with host-based digital signal processing capabilities. There are two independent transmit and receive signal chains which make them capable of performing full duplex applications.

NI USRP Bundle

With ready-to-use teaching solutions, the SDR platform supports RF and communications courses through hands-on laboratory learning with real-world signals. The combination of hardware and software offers flexibility and functionality to deliver a rapid prototyping platform for physical layer design, record and playback, signal intelligence, algorithm validation, and more.

Model Frequency

GPS-Disciplined

Frequency Accuracy
(No GPS Antenna)
Frequency Accuracy
(With  GPS Antenna)
NI USRP-2920

50 MHz – 2.2 GHz

No

± 2.5 ppm

N/A

NI USRP-2921

2.4 - 2.5 GHz and 4.9 - 5.9 GHz

No

± 2.5 ppm

N/A

NI USRP-2922

400 MHz – 4.4 GHz

No

± 2.5 ppm

N/A

NI USRP-2930

50 MHz – 2.2 GHz

Yes

± 25 ppb

± 0.5 ppb

NI USRP-2932

400 MHz – 4.4 GHz

Yes

± 25 ppb

± 0.5 ppb

Learn more >> abour USRP [PDF]


myDAQ is a small portable data acquisition system, which connects to your computer with a USB cable. It provides a portal into the analog or digital world of measurement and control. Build a favorite circuit on a breadboard and use the software instruments like the Digital Multimeter or oscilloscope to test and debug your circuit. myDAQ provides +15, -15 and +5 voltage sources to power your circuit. Design a LabVIEW program with LabVIEW Student Edition to help control your experiment. All you need is your interface circuit, a myDAQ, and a computer. If the computer is a laptop, then the whole test bed is portable.

NI myDAQ pack consists of:

  • NI ELVISmx & NI DAQmx 
  • LabVIEW Evaluation (30 day) 
  • Multisim Evaluation (30 day) 
  • Device
  • USB Cable
  • DMM Probes
  • Audio cable (3.5mm)
  • Screw terminal connector 
  • NI screwdriver

 

 

You Can Use These Labs

These labs have been designed to tickle your imagination and encourages users to be creative. At the same time the labs cover many of the features of myDAQ, NI ELVISmx software VIs and instruments.

Labs 1 & 2 demonstrates myDAQ software instruments for DC and AC measurements

Labs 3  & 4 introduces an IR rangefinder and a photogate sensor

Labs 5 & 6 feature the digital port (input, output or a mixture of inputs and outputs)

Lab 7, 8 feature signal analysis and use the iPod input and output ports

Lab 9 & 10 builds a Karaoke analog circuit and its virtual LabVIEW simulation

Were are quitre many Add-Ons for myDAQ:  Learn more about  V2Lab >>

EV V2Lab

myGrid for myDAQ

The myGrid interfaces with NI myDAQ to demonstrate energy monitoring, energy conservation, and the concept of the smart grid. The system includes a traditional power source through a motor representing fossil fuels and a renewable power source using a solar panel.   

Learn more about  myGrid >>

NI Electronics

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Analog electronics laboratory

Cirriculum consists of two sections:

1.  Section «Semiconductor devices» contains 11 labs on subjects such as: diod and stabilitron properties, single-way and full-wave diode rectifier, transistor amplifiers based on bipolar common-emitter, common-base, commoncollector transistor, transistor amplifiers based on field effect common-source, common-drain transistor, multistage

Transistor amplifier, composite transistor, voltage stabilizer based on stabilitron, differential amplifier based on transistors, transistor power amplifier, A, B classes operation, key class operation, PWM power amplifier, RC transistor generator.

2. Section «Analog electronics based on operational amplifier» contains 10 labs on subjects such as: nverting  and noninverting amplifier, inverting and noninverting summator, differential amplifier, cascade amplifier based on operational amplifier, impulse device based on operational amplifier, active filter based on operational amplifier, gyrator, peak detector based on operational amplifier, amplitude detector based on operational amplifier.

Laboratory facilities:
▪ NI ELVIS II educational laboratory station with prototyping board
▪ Cirruculim on analog electronics including analog modules  
▪ Personal computer

 

 

 

Analog elements of measurement equipment laboratory

 The curriculum labs allow to study characteristics of semiconductor devices and another devices based on them. The labs include a research of following elements and devices based on them: semiconductor diod, single-wave rectifier, bridge rectifier, stabilitron, semiconductor switch, controlled rectifier, bipolar transistor, field effect transistor, transistor stage with common-source, inverting amplifier, noninverting amplifier, integrator, differentiator, single-limit comparator, hysteret ic comparator..

Laboratory facilities:
▪ NI ELVIS II educational laboratory station
▪ Sofware
▪ Board with electronic circuits
▪ Personal computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse

 

 

 

Operational amplifiers laboratory

The laboratory is designed for students study of fundamentals principles and operational amplifiers characteristics. All exercises are performed on a special board for the NI ELVIS II included operational amplifiers with various circuits

Laboratory facilities:
▪ NI ELVIS II educational laboratory station
▪ Personal computer
▪ Sofware

 

 

Digital devices prototyping laboratory
The laboratory is designed for students study of digital devices protyping. Students can create digital blocks in Multisim and then implement them on prototyping board. Also the board includes FPGA Xilinx Spartan-3E chip that programmable in LabVIEW FPGA or Xilinx ISE specialized environment. So, students are given opportunity to create applications to run on a hardware FPGA platform and to connect peripherals to FPGA input/output channels, including LEDs, DIP-switches, push-buttons, displays, seven-segment displays, encoders.

Laboratory facilities:
▪ NI ELVIS II educational laboratory station
▪ FPGA and prototyping board with patchbay
▪ Sofware for programming microcontrollers

 

 

 

Digital electronics laboratory

The laboratory training equipment of the laboratory is intended for practical study of basic logic operations, parameters and logical elements specifications, digital devices. Within practical work students familiarize with logic elements such as encryptors, decoders, comprararors, triggers, registers, counters, RAM and arithmetic-logic unit, etc.

Laboratory facilities:
▪ NI ELVIS II educational laboratory station
▪ Prototyping board with patchbay
▪ Special board with basic elements of digital electronics
▪ Personal computer
▪ Curriculum sofware

 

 

Microprocessors laboratory

The training equipment of this laboratory is intended for practical study of operational microcontrollers principles. Within practical work of this laboratory students familiriaze with logic elements such as LCD character displays, LED shifting registers, seven-segment displays, I2C bus with connected devices, RS-232 converter, USB converter, board buttons and LEDs.

Laboratory facilities:
▪ NI ELVIS II educational laboratory station
▪ Prototyping board with patchbay
▪ Special board with basic elements of digital electronics
▪ Personal computer
▪ Curriculum sofware

 

 

 

Circuits laboratory
The laboratory is intended for practical lessons on analog and digital circuits. Students have a opporrtunity to analyze, design a electronic circuits in computer simulation environment Circuit Design Suite and to implement them on NI ELVIS II protyping board. The integrated instruments allow to test and to debug assembled circuits without additional devices.


Laboratory facilities:
▪ NI ELVIS II educational laboratory station with prototyping board
▪ Circuits curriculum including radio and electronic components kit
▪ Personal computer
▪ NI Circuit Design Suite sofware

 

 

 

Automated systems and metrology laboratory
In this laboratory students familiriaze with measurement fundamentals, learn different sensors types and operational principles for a variety of instruments such as multimetres, signal generators, power supply sources, digital analyzers, oscillographes and impulse generators, data acquisition devices. During work students familiriaze with modern methods for measurement automation. Some laboratories are dedicated to certification procedures of measuring instrumentation in accordance with national
metrology standards.

 

Laboratory facilities:
▪ PXI measurement station with instruments kit
▪ Monitor, keyboard, mouse
▪ Educational measurement sofware

 

 

Radio-electronics production laboratory
Labs are based on complete curriculum designed for students of Microelectronics, Circuits and allied professions. The course includes labs on printed board design by using wide spreadly modern programming tools. Student by himself develops a PCB, assembles electronic components on PCB, trace communication lines, creates transitions between layers, and descripts all major steps of PCB development (mask creation, silk screening, etc.). Output files generate in accordance with generally accepted industry standards (examples, “Gerber” files).

Laboratory facilities:
▪ LabVIEW, NI Circuit Design Suite
▪ Boards and microelectronics components kit
▪ Measurement system based on NI PXI platform
▪ Monitor, keyboard, mouse

 

 

 

Multifunctional measurement laboratory
The laboratory hardware consists of PXI modular platform, modules for various purposes, training boards kit, and adapter for them. Adapter (Mixed Signal Demo Box) allows to connect test signals to educational boards and collect data using PXI modules. At the moment, training boards kit consists of three modules including MI Demo DUT with DAC, ADC and filters, HSDigital Demo DUT with CPLD, temperature sensors and Chip Test Demo DUT FPGAs with FPGA Altera Cyclone II.

Laboratory facilities:
▪ LabVIEW software
▪ Educational materials
▪ Measurement system based on NI PXI platform
▪ PXI modular instruments: digital generator/analizator, data acquisition board, arbitrary signal generator,
source measure unit, matrix switch
▪ Training boards kit
▪ Cables kit

 

 

 

Radio-electronics installation, adjustment, alignment laboratory
The laboratory facilities allow to train on production entire cycle of radio electronics, from installation and soldering to analog and digital circuits diagnostic and regulation. The laboratory facilities help to develop skills to work with assembly equipment, control and measurement insruments (multimetres, oscillographes, signal generators, power supply source, digital anazitors and impulse generators, data asquisition devices).

 

Laboratory facilities:
▪ Multifunction service soldering station
▪ PXI multifunction measurement station with instruments kit (oscillographes, power supply source,
signal generators, LCR-multimeter)
▪ Monitor, keyboard, mouse

 

 

Technical services and electronics diagnostic laboratory
The laboratory facilities are designed for students study of diagnostic techniques and technical services for electronics:household devices, computer equipment,industry equipment and etc. Within practical lessons students familiarize with modern diagnostic equipment and software, in-circuit and functional elecronics testing features, methods for detecting and troubleshooting.

Laboratory facilities: 

▪ Diagnostic PXI station with control and measurement instruments
▪ Bench for in-circuit printed boards testing
▪ Bench for functional electronics testing with training blocks kit
▪ Monitor, keyboard, mouse
▪ Software for electronics diagnostic and testing

 

 

 

NI Electrotechnics

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Electrotechnics laboratory

The laboratory is intended for practical lessons on such disciplines as «Electrotechnics and electronics», «Electronics fundamentals», «Electrotechnics fundamentals». The labs cover a wide range of topics including equivalent generator method, two-terminal and four-terminal using in AC circuits, transients in RLC-circuits, features of nonlinear circuits, voltage ferroresonance, etc.

Laboratory facilities:
▪ NI ELVIS II educational laboratory station
▪ Prototyping board  with patchbay for ELVIS II station
▪ Training modules kit to be installed on prototyping board
▪ Personal computer
▪ Educational sofware

 

Electrotechnics laboratory

The laboratory is intended for practical lessons on such disciplines as «Electrotechnics and electronics»,  «Electronics fundamentals», «Electrotechnics fundamentals». The labs cover a wide range of topics dedicated to alternating and direct circuits. The labs are performed by connecting completed electrical units on NI ELVIS II prototyping board.

Laboratory facilities:
▪ NI ELVIS II educational laboratory station
▪ Prototyping board for 26 labs on ELVIS II station
▪ Connectors cables
▪ Personal computer
▪ Educational sofware

 

Power electronics laboratory
The labs are based on off-the-shelf prototyping board included 14 various electronic circuits. Students have opportunities to study operational principles of current and voltage regulators, DC, AC converters, to take AC voltage and current sources specifications and to study parametres of single-phase transformers, three-phase transformers, rectifiers, diodes, stabiltrons and thyristors.


Laboratory facilities:
▪ NI ELVIS II laboratory station
▪ Prototyping board “power electronics”
▪ Sofware
▪ Interactive guides on practical lessons
▪ PC, monitor, keyboard and mouse


Miniature drives laboratory
The labs are perform on specialy designed board with fixed DC motors. Students have opportunities to study mechanical, static and dinamic characteristics in open systems with programmable power supply and to carry out labs for automated drive control.The experiments results with student’s name, date and work time can be saved in MS EXCEL.


Laboratory facilities:
▪ NI ELVIS II laboratory station
▪ Prototyping board with miniature drives
▪ Sofware
▪ Interactive guides on 12 practic lessons
▪ PC, monitor, keyboard and mouse
 

 

 

NI Mechatronics

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Sensors technology laboratory

The laboratory is intended for students study of sensors measurements that are an integral part of any robot.The laboratory bench consist of widespread robotic sensors including encoders for motors, temperature sensors, accelerometers, ultrasonic distance gauge, IR proximity sensor, probes, etc.

Laboratory facilities:
▪ NI CompactRIO measurement station
▪ Sensors kit
▪ Signals measurements software

 

 

 

 

Measurement processing and analysis laboratory
The curriculum include principles study of sensors callibration, data processing and analysis. The laboratory consist of diffirent sensors mounted on prototyping board including piezotransducer, strain gauge, encoder, thermistor, IR proximity sensor, optical sensor, pressure sensor, magnetic sensor

Laboratory facilities:
▪ NI ELVIS II laboratory station
▪ Prototypng board with sensors
▪ Personal computer

 

 

 

Machine vision laboratory
The laboratory is intended for students study of machine vision systems fundamentals. Base of the bench is NI Smart Camera allowing students to acquire video images and it procces in interactive mode.

Laboratory facilities:
▪ NI SmartCamera
▪ Kit for images analysis algorithims implementation
▪ Images acquisition and processing software

 

 

 

 

 

Servo-drives control laboratory
The training bench is intended for higher educational institutions, secondary and basic vocational education students study of high speed automated control by rotary mechanisms. Base of the bench is a modular industrial NI CompactRIO system. Servodrive is used as a visual control object.

Laboratory facilities:
▪ NI CompactRIO measurement station
▪ DC servo-drive
▪ Signals measurement software

 

 

 

 

Air-actuated systems control laboratory

The laboratory is intended for students study of air-actuated systems. Base of the bench is air driven hand of robot. Students can implement different hand motion models and thus gain skills in robotic systems development. The air actuator is controlled with joy-stick and industrial NI CompactRIO controller.

Laboratory facilities:
▪ Air-actuated plant
▪ Industrial NI CompactRIO controller
▪ Plant control joy-stick
▪ Air actuator control software

 

 

 

Programmable mobile assembled robot

The laboratory equipment consists of sofware and hardware set for students study of embedded mobile robot control system design. Students have a opportunity to use program robot control code, modify it and create own code. The platform provides a functional expansibility with additional data acquisition modules, GPS-receiver, GSM-transmitter, video processing unit with cameras, data storage devices.

Laboratory facilities:

▪ Fully assembled robot on wheeled chassis
▪ Robot control system design platform based on NI Single-Board RIO with embedded signals measurement
instruments
▪ Sensors kit (ultrasonic scanner, encoder), drives, battery and charging device
▪ Personal computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse

 

 

NI Automation Production Line

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Automation Production Line Lab

Overview
The laboratory facility has been designed for laboratory and practical study of a manufacturing line model. Automation of production is the base for the development of modern industry. The students may use the lab for the study of control and monitoring of electrical and pneumatic manipulator mechanisms. It can be used for the development of algorithms for the automation of production lines, study of machine vision applications, familiarization with the methods used for calibration and tune-up of various units and the production line as a whole, acquire programming skills. The lab software has a simple and intuitive user interface.The lab is also equipped with software for control of the whole system, as well as its separate lab units, from a Touch Panel Computer.The laboratory stand Automated Production Line is based on the NI cRIO hardware platform of National Instruments. Course software has been developed in the NI LabVIEW Graphical Programming Environment.

Required hardware and software
 ▪ NI cRIO platform
 ▪ 12 in. LabVIEW Touch Panel Computer
 ▪ Lab platform
 ▪ Compressor
 ▪ Lab software and user manual

List of labs
 ▪ Manual mode
 ▪ Programming mode
 ▪ Automatic Sequential mode
 ▪ Automatic Parallel mode

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NI Electric Power Industry SCADA System

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Electric Power Industry SCADA System Lab

Overview
The laboratory facility has been designed for laboratory and practical study of supervisory control and data acquisition in the power production and distribution domain. The students may use the lab software along with the command console for the design of power networks and practical study of their architecture, calculation of main operational parameters of power stations and the power distribution system as a whole by mathematical modelling. The lab can also be used for the design of power
network SCADA system, implementing the monitoring and control of its main parameters.

Features
 • Simulation of hydroelectric plant
 • Simulation of nuclear power station
 • Simulation of wind power station
 • Simulation of solar power station

Required hardware and software
 ▪ NI sbRIO embedded device
 ▪ Lab software and user manual
 ▪ PC with accessories

List of labs
1. Building a SCADA system grid:
 ▪ Setting up a network for the SCADA system
 ▪ Creating the project database
 ▪ Setting up the OPC server/client
 ▪ Connecting the database to communication software
 ▪ Designing the user interface
 ▪ Creating an alarms and events system
2. Designing the power system
3. Power producers:
 ▪ Hydroelectric power plant
 ▪ Nuclear power plant
 ▪ Wind farm
 ▪ Solar power plant

 

Ni Pneumatics

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Pneumatics Lab

Overview
The Pneumatics Lab is a training equipment designed for the study of various circuits used in automated compressed air systems design. The supplied hands-on labs will help the students with the practical study of basic components and operating principles of compressed air systems. The lab is based on National Instruments Test & Measurement Equipment, permitting the students to design their own models of basic compressed air systems and test control algorithms in the LabVIEW graphical programming environment.

Required hardware and software
 ▪ NI cRIO platform
 ▪ 12 in. LabVIEW Touch Panel Computer
 ▪ Lab platform
 ▪ Compressor
 ▪ Lab software and user manual

List of labs
1. Direct control of a single-acting air cylinder using a monostable distributor valve
2. Indirect control of a single-acting air cylinder
3. Controlling a double-acting air cylinder using a bistable valve (memory effect)
4. Implementing the logic AND function
5. Implementing the logic OR function
6. Controlling a double-acting air cylinder using:
 ▪ mechanical limit switches
 ▪ magnetic sensors

7. Piston speed control of a double-acting air cylinder
8. Achieving maximum piston speed in a doubleacting air cylinder
9. Pressure control of an air cylinder
10. Time control of an air cylinder

 

NI Industrial Sensors

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Industrial Sensors Lab

Overview
The Industrial Sensors Lab is a training equipment for the study of operating principles of various sensors and other solutions used for the improvement of automated production lines. The students can use the test bench to study the principles of designing automated control systems based on distributed signal input/output from various sensors.

Required hardware and software
 ▪ NI cRIO platform
 ▪ Lab platform
 ▪ Compressor
 ▪ Lab software and user manual

List of labs
1. Operating principles and applications of vacuum gripper module
2. Methods of installation and control of air cylinders with magnetic sensors
3. Operating principles and characteristics of various photosensors: barrier type (Type T), reflector type (type R), diffuse type (type D)
4. Operating principles and characteristics of capacitance and inductance sensors
5. Using machine vision for detection of defects or identification of objects during manufacturing
6. Operating principles of color sensors

 

 

 

InPEduS - Industrial Protocols Educational Software

Laboratory Stand InPEduS is intended to help students learn basics of industrial protocols and interfaces. Software is combined of interesting exercises and demonstrations, which give opportunity to deeply understand the structure and operation principles of protocols. Software has been developed in LabVIEW graphical programming environment.

Laboratory stand is offered in two versions: Hardware integration and Software only. Software for Hardware integration version is based on NI PXI hardware platform and provides an interactive communication interface for data transmission between hardware modules. The stand is intended for the study of the following interfaces and protocols: I2C, SPI, GPIB, CAN, RS232, RS485/422, Modbus, TCP, UDP.