The QNET Mechatronic Interfacing Board is ideally suited to introduce students to fundamentals of microcontroller I/O and inter-communication including industry standards, such as SPI, I²C and CAN buses. Developed exclusively for NI ELVIS platform and LabVIEW™ software, the system teaches students how to control the microcontroller at the register level and build controllers to interact with sensors, communication networks and human interface devices.
The QNET Mechatronic Interfacing Board provides a communication interface with the NI ELVIS II(+) for directly controlling the PIC microcontroller's control registers. The NI ELVIS platform is interfaced to a PC or laptop via USB link.
The QNET Mechatronic Interfacing Board consists of a dsPIC33e microcontroller, SPI and I²C devices, such as temperature, proximity and acceleration sensors, memory chips, keypad and touch screen interface devices and external communication ports for UART and CAN. The internal registers of the PIC can be modified in real time to control the behaviour of the entire system without requiring re-flashing of firmware.
The QNET Mechatronic Actuators Board comes with comprehensive digital resources developed by Quanser to enhance teaching controls, saving professors’ time while helping students quickly grasp the capabilities of the board, relate the studied control concepts to applications in real world and understand the exercises performed in lab. The resources include:
Topics covered in the Quanser-developed courseware:
To set up your QNET Mechatronic Interfacing Board, you need NI ELVIS Modular Engineering Education Laboratory Platform.