Mouser adds SPICE simulator to MultiSIM Electronic Circuit Board program
The most recent MultiSIM BLUE version of the NI Multisim PC board design software which is available from Mouser Electronics is the High grade version incorporates a Berkley SPICE simulation environment.
SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis) is a general-purpose, free analog electronic circuit simulator. It is a software utilized in integrated circuit(IC) and board-level design to check the integrity of PWB designs and also to foresee circuit actions.
This can be employed to design and simulate circuits prior to laying them out in actual physical prototypes.
And to assist in organizing schematics, hierarchica design features have already been added in so that engineers can certainly incorporate classification blocks in place of a circuit after which repeat it in other parts of the design to save time frame.
The innovative Advanced version also is made up of forward and backward annotation features, allowing for engineers to transport changes from a schematic to a printed circuit board layout environment or from layout to schematic.
Mouser Electronics has been providing the MultiSIM BLUE zero-cost PC board design software, developed by National Instruments, for a couple years.
The NI MultiSim Component Evaluator by Mouser uses the Berkeley SPICE simulation engine and carries a preloaded component library coming from the distributor’s linecard.
MultiSIM BLUE helps pre-layout design convergence analysis and mixed-signal simulation, and can easily take care of electronic components as advanced as BGAs with over 1,000 pins on-pin-pitches as small as 0.8 mm.
The software tool even delivers a 3D visualization of the circuit board without any limits on the shape and size of the PC board. The PCB board layout attribute makes it possible for up to 64 layers, and is suitable for standard output file famats for example, Gerber 274X and 274D, DXF, 3D DXF, 3D IGES and even IPC-D-356A Netlist for quick design output and affirmation.
The Mouser community provides the engineer with instructions, downloads, set of training videos and subscriber online forums.