NI ELVIS II Power Supply, Function Generator, Digital Multimeter Support

MATLAB library that extends support for communicating with a NI ELVIS II prototyping platform


Updated 1 Sep 2016

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The NI ELVIS II is an electronics prototyping platform with analog and digital I/O and several built-in laboratory instruments.
Starting with R2010b, Data Acquisition Toolbox supports the analog and digital I/O subsystems on ELVIS II.
This submission extends the base support, and allows you to access the following built-in instruments directly from MATLAB:
* Variable Power Supply
* Function Generator
* Digital Multimeter
The following Multimeter measurements are supported:
* DC Voltage
* AC Voltage
* DC Current
* AC Current
* Resistance
* Diode
* Continuity
Sample usage:
% --- Configure variable power supply ---
vps = elvis.VarPowSupply;
vps.Vpos = 5; % set the positive supply to +5V
vps.Vneg = -9; % set the negative supply to -9V
% --- Configure Function Generator ---
fg = elvis.Fgen;
fg.Function = 'triangle';
fg.Amplitude = 4; % set amplitude to 4V
fg.Frequency = 2; % set frequency to 2 Hz
% --- Digital Multimeter ---
dmm = elvis.Multimeter('dcvoltage');
dmm.Range = '10V';
data = dmm.readData();
% --- Digital Multimeter with auto-ranging ---
dmm = elvis.MultimeterAuto('dcvoltage');
data = dmm.readData();

Cite As

MathWorks Classroom Resources Team (2023). NI ELVIS II Power Supply, Function Generator, Digital Multimeter Support (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2010b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

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Version Published Release Notes

Updated license

- clarified description to communicate this submission is an extension of base support in Data Acquisition Toolbox.

Added resource url.