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Install the following drivers before setting up the hardware:
Complete the following steps to finish setting up your hardware.
1. Ensure that the power switch on the back of the workstation is switched to the off position.2. Use the USB cable to connect the workstation to the computer.3. Connect the AC/DC power supply to the NI ELVIS II Series Workstation. Then, plug the power supply into a wall outlet and press the power switch on the back of the workstation to the on position.4. Install the prototyping board by completing the following steps:
Complete the following steps:
The NI ELVISmx software includes a set of software instruments referred to as the NI ELVISmx soft front panel (SFP) instruments. Also included are LabVIEW Express VIs and SignalExpress steps to program NI ELVISmx in these environments, as well as NI ELVIS instruments integrated into NI Multisim.
Use the MAX test panel as follows.1. In MAX, expand Devices and Interfaces.2. Right-click the device to test, and select Test Panels to open a test panel for the selected device.3. Click the tabs at the top and Start (or Update, for Analog Output) to test the device functions. For operating instructions, click Help to launch this information in the Measurement & Automation Explorer Help for NI-DAQmx.5. Click Close to exit the test panel.
To verify that the NI ELVIS II Series is properly configured, complete the following steps:
Complete the following steps to measure a signal with the NI ELVISmx Scope SFP.1. Connect the signal(s) you want to measure to the connector(s) on the side of the NI myDAQ device.2. Launch the NI ELVISmx Scope SFP from the NI ELVISmx Instrument Launcher.3. Click Run. You should see the signal in the display window.4. If necessary, adjust the controls to stabilize the signal in the graph. Adjust the Time/Div, Vertical Position, Scale, and other controls as desired.
For hardware troubleshooting, go to ni.com/support and enter your device name, or go to ni.com/kb to search for documentation addressing your problem.
Refer to the NI ELVISmx Online Help and NI Educational Virtual Instrumentation Suite II Series (NI ELVIS II Series) Hardware User Manual for more information about using the NI ELVIS II Series instruments within LabVIEW, SignalExpress, or NI Multisim, or for more information about NI ELVIS II Series features.
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