Mouser brings SPICE simulation to MultiSIM program

The newest MultiSIM BLUE version of the NI Multisim PC board design program which is available from Mouser Electronics is the Advanced version incorporates a Berkley SPICE simulation environment.

SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis) is a general-purpose, open source analogue electronic circuit simulator. It is a program utilized in integrated circuit(IC) and board-level design to look into the integrity of PCB designs and to estimate circuit behavior.

This can be employed to design and model circuits previous to laying them out in actual prototypes.
As well as to assist with organising schematics, hierarchica design abilities have already been put in consequently engineers can easily incorporate classification blocks in place of a circuit and afterwards repeat it in other sections of the design to conserve time frame.

The latest Advanced version furthermore consists of backward and forward annotation functionality, allowing engineers to transfer improvements from a schematic to a PC board layout environment or from layout to schematic.

Mouser Electronics has been providing the MultiSIM BLUE cost-free PWB design program, made by National Instruments, for a couple years.

The NI MultiSim Component Evaluator by Mouser works by using the Berkeley SPICE emulator engine and contains a pre-installed component library out of your distributor’s linecard.
MultiSIM BLUE can handle pre-layout design convergence analysis and mixed-signal simulation, and will be able to handle electronic components as difficult as BGAs with greater than 1,000 pins on-pin-pitches as small as 0.8 mm.

The tool furthermore offers a 3D visual images of the circuit board with no limitations on the shape and size of the circuit board. The printed circuit board layout feature makes it possible for as many as 64 layers, and it’s compatible with standard output file types for example, Gerber 274X and 274D, DXF, 3D DXF, 3D IGES as well as IPC-D-356A Netlist for convenient design output and confirmation.

The Mouser community supplies the engineer with documentation, downloads, video tutorials and user forums.

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