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Controls and Mechatronics

The National Instruments solution for teaching controls gives students the ability to go from simulation to experimentation in a single semester. In collaboration with Quanser, the leading provider of high-fidelity educational control plants, NI offers complete teaching solutions using industry-proven real-time hardware and NI LabVIEW system design software.

Portable Embedded
Platform

NI myRIO and Quanser QUBE-Servo

Complete with courseware, this bundle is a ready-to-teach solution for controls concepts that scale from introductory theory to embedded system design.

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Teaching Laboratory
Platform

NI ELVIS and Quanser QNETs

Complete introductory hands-on experiments across a breadth of controls application areas offer a practical foundation in control theory.

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Industry-Standard
Platform

NI CompactRIO and Quanser Control Plants

Harness the determinism and modularity of the CompactRIO platform with the precision of Quanser plants to rapidly prototype algorithms.

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Features NI myRIO and Quanser QUBE-Servo NI ELVIS and Quanser QNETs NI CompactRIO and Quanser Control Plants
Real-Time Performance -
Programmable FPGA -
Modular I/O - -
Designed for Students -
Connection to Host PC USB, WiFi USB Ethernet
Educational Partner Add-Ons
Programmable With LabVIEW
Programmable With .m Script
Ready-to-Use Courseware
Teaching Concepts
Modeling
PID Control
State-Space Control -
LQR -
Nonlinear Control - -
Optimal Control - -
High-Speed Control - -

Featured Courseware

Teaching Controls With NI myRIO and Quanser QUBE-Servo

Download courseware for teaching introductory controls concepts including first-principles modeling, experimental modeling, proportional integral derivative (PID) control, and LQR optimization and more.

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