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NI Multisim and Ultiboard help you optimize circuit design performance through powerful SPICE simulation and a graphical approach to analysis. Eliminate design errors and speed time to prototype by validating design behavior earlier and reducing printed circuit board (PCB) iterations with an integrated design environment.

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Multisim Version Comparison Chart

Used an older copy of Multisim or Ultiboard? Here is a partial list of the continued commitment to new features and enhancements to make SPICE simulation and PCB prototyping easier and more accessible than ever!

Case Studies

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3-Phase Back-to-Back Inverter Research Board with NI Multisim and the NI GPIC

In this tutorial a new design of back-to-back power inverters is presented. The design involves the prototyping of power electronics circuitry developed in NI Multisim and NI Ultiboard as well as an FPGA-based digital controller developed in NI LabVIEW FPGA and targeted to the NI Single-Board RIO 9606 and the NI General Purpose Inverter Controller (GPIC).

Accurate Switch-Mode-Power-Supply Designs with NXP Components

Analog designers rely on datasheets to define the specification of their circuit designs. Although datasheets include the specifications of a component and remain an indispensable resource, they lack information of how parts will behave within different configurations. This is why circuit simulation is a critical tool in the design flow to complement datasheets to provide the insight needed to improve design performance and reduce iterations. In this series of application notes, we review how NI Multisim and devices from semiconductor industry partners can use simulation to improve design performance.

Advanced Circuit Analysis and Exploration with Circuit Parameters in NI Multisim

NI Multisim allows engineers to optimize the performance of electronic circuits earlier in the design flow with simulation to ensure that circuits meet specifications with fewer prototype iterations.

Automate Circuits Analyses with the NI LabVIEW Multisim API Toolkit

The NI LabVIEW Multisim API Toolkit has been developed for the LabVIEW environment and provides access to more than 120 functions to automate the simulation of a Multisim circuit from LabVIEW. This toolkit is an innovative new connection between the worlds of design and graphical programming.

Building a Powerful Remote Leak-Detection Platform for Aerial Surveys With the LabVIEW Real-Time Module, Multisim, and PXI

Building a system using the NI LabVIEW Real-Time Module running on an NI controller with multiple PXI modules to integrate several instruments into a reliable survey platform.

Creating a Custom Component in NI Multisim

NI Multisim and NI Ultiboard provide an integrated platform to design, simulate and lay out a complete Printed Circuit Board (PCB). The highly flexible Database Manager makes it easy to add a new SPICE simulation model to a custom defined schematic symbol which can then transfer an accurate footprint to layout. Creating a Custom Component in NI Multisim and Creating a Custom Component in NI Ultiboard are your resources on how to intuitively and quickly learn how to create your own custom components.

Creating an Innovative Medical Instrument Using NI Products

Creating the ECMEG biomedical data acquisition and processing system, which is a compact, transportable, extremely precise, and reliable device, with NI products and standard sensor technology used in the medical field for conducting ECG, EMG, and EEG tests.

Custom Circuit Design for NI Hardware

National Instruments offers engineers and scientists several off-the-shelf hardware platforms for data acquisition, signal processing, embedded monitoring, measurement, and control applications. NI Multisim software features more than 90 predefined connector symbols and footprints to develop custom applications for NI hardware systems. Using NI tools for accessory design can save you days of development and reduce prototype iterations instantly.

Design Efficient Fast Switching Power Converters with EPC eGAN FETs

Analog designers rely on datasheets to define the specification of their circuit designs. Although datasheets include the specifications of a component and remain an indispensable resource, they lack information of how parts will behave within different configurations. This is why circuit simulation is a critical tool in the design flow to complement datasheets to provide the insight needed to improve design performance and reduce iterations. In this series of application notes, we review how NI Multisim and devices from semiconductor industry partners can use simulation to improve design performance.

Design, Prototype, and Deploy Digital Control Systems for Power Electronics Applications

Dynapower Reduces Power Converter Development Time With the NI GPIC

Using the new NI Single-Board RIO General Purpose Inverter Controller (GPIC) to provide real and reactive power to the grid to help stabilize the utility with high penetrations of varying generation sources, such as wind and solar, or to compensate for volatile loads.

Education Impact Case Study: The University of Manchester

Explore Circuit Behavior Using Simulation-Driven Instruments in NI Multisim

Flight and Camera Electronics for a Satellite System - A NI Multisim National Lab Application

One of the great hurdles in the modern design flow is the inability to effectively prototype a design and compare its behavioral measurements to the initial design specifications. This barrier to effective design is detrimental to engineers who want to be able to quickly verify and validate their prototypes with simulated behavior. The integration between the Multisim capture and simulation environment, and the LabVIEW graphical programming language, provides a streamlined and integrated path for measurements to flow through the design flow. This improves the productivity of engineers.

Georgia Institute of Technology Simplifies Teaching Circuit Theory with NI ELVIS, NI LabVIEW and NI Multisim

High-Performance Electronics for a Formula Student Race Car

Using Multisim and LabVIEW software with NI CompactRIO programmable automation controller (PAC) to simulate the vehicle, collect data, and use the data to create custom alarms.

How to Integrate Circuit Simulation and Layout Projects in AWR Microwave Office with NI Multisim

National Instruments provides design engineers with simulation and layout tools that enable the productive development of electronic circuits. The NI toolset covers a wide range of applications; from precise simulation of high frequency distributed elements in the AWR Microwave Office (MWO) environment, to simulation and PCB layout of low-frequency circuit in the NI Multisim environment. This tutorial provides information on how these tools can be combined to accurately design a 10 GHz Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) in MWO along with the required DC biasing circuits in NI Multisim. The PCB layout of each of the circuits are then created in the respective tools and combined in a single design in NI Ultiboard to prepare it for fabrication.

Introduction to Simulation and Analysis of Semiconductor Applications

Analog designers rely heavily on datasheets provided by component manufacturers to design a circuit to specification. Although datasheets include critical information of individual components (and remain an indispensable resource) they lack information of how parts will behave within different design configurations. For this reason circuit simulation is a powerful toolsto interactively and graphically gain greater insight into device behavior.

NI Multisim Automotive Applications

NI Multisim is a best-in-class SPICE simulation and rapid PCB layout tool used by automotive designers and test engineers of different focus areas. Multisim Automotive customer base extends from leading car manufacturers worldwide, to multi-national automotive part suppliers, to small and medium enterprises developing car electronics and OEM solutions.

Noise Analysis using Analog Devices Operational Amplifiers

This article provides an overview of the theory behind the Noise Analysis feature in NI Multisim and describes how to use it. It also provides a guideline for verifying the inclusion of noise effects in an operational-amplifier macro-model and uses a practical example to illustrate the benefit of adopting simulation in the design flow.

Power Electronics Design with NI Multisim

NI Multisim is a powerful tool used to simulate and prototype power electronics circuit designs. Multisim has large database of configurable power component modelse along with existing SPICE models from various semiconductor manufacturers. The powerful Multisim simulation enables the evaluation of different power circuits of different ratings at an early design stage. You can use models for IGBT and MOSFET switches, electro-mechanical components, different active and passive components, and switching controllers to accurately evaluate power electronics systems.

Power Electronics Fundamentals

Prototype Rapidly with Multisim and Ultiboard User Definable Templates

User defined templates for circuit schematics and PCB layouts provide a comprehensive starting point to engineers to begin designing their circuits and printed circuit boards. With a template various elements such as connector placement, critical devices and board layout can be pre-configured to aid in the design process. With NI Multisim and NI Ultboard these templates can save significant amounts of time on designs by collaborating with others, providing set constraints for adjacent electronics or prototyping for hardware from National Instruments.

Rapid Design of a Military Communications System Using NI Technologies

Using the NI CompactRIO design platform to deploy a remote system that acquires audio signals, and NI Multisim and Ultiboard to define an application-specific custom I/O module to transmit over the communications user datagram protocol (UDP).

Rapid OEM Prototyping of Medical, Biotech, and Industrial Devices and Products Using Multisim, Ultiboard, and NI Single-Board RIO

Developing ready-to-use, technically proven signal conditioning circuitry that can rapidly integrate daughterboards and daughterboard kits into the NI Single-Board RIO platform for medical and biotech applications.

Simulation of Integrated Power Controllers from ON Semiconductor

Analog designers rely on datasheets to define the specification of their circuit designs. Although datasheets include the specifications of a component and remain an indispensable resource, they lack information of how parts will behave within different configurations. This is why circuit simulation is a critical tool in the design flow to complement datasheets to provide the insight needed to improve design performance and reduce iterations. In this series of application notes, we review how NI Multisim and devices from semiconductor industry partners can use simulation to improve design performance.

Studying Human Locomotion of Amputees Using Prostheses with NI Multisim

Using NI Multisim and Ultiboard software to design the Intelligent Prosthetic Endoskeletal Component System (iPecs).

Teach Analog Circuits With NI Multisim and NI ELVIS

Teaching Digital Logic and Fundamentals

Using NI Multisim and NI Ultiboard at Texas A&M for Product Development Education

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