A screenshot of NI Multisim simulating a circuit, with schematic capture and virtual instrument tools visible.
|Developer(s)||National Instruments Electronics Workbench Group (formerly by Interactive Image Technologies)|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows|
|Type||Electronic design automation|
- Circuit design is the first step for every electronics design project and requires the creation of a schematic diagram. The schematic defines how the pins of electrical components are logically connected together on a printed circuit board (PCB).
- The NI Circuit Design Suite combines NI Multisim and Ultiboard software for a complete circuit design, simulation, validation, and layout platform.
NI Multisim (formerly MultiSIM) is an electronic schematic capture and simulation program which is part of a suite of circuit design programs, along with NI Ultiboard. Multisim is one of the few circuit design programs to employ the original BerkeleySPICE based software simulation. Multisim was originally created by a company named Electronics Workbench, which is now a division of National Instruments. Multisim includes microcontroller simulation (formerly known as MultiMCU), as well as integrated import and export features to the printed circuit board layout software in the suite, NI Ultiboard.
The Proteus Professional demonstration is intended for prospective customers who wish to evaluate our professional level products. It includes all features offered by the professional system including netlist based PCB design with auto-placement, auto-routing and graph based simulation. NI Multisim & Ultiboard (Circuit Design Suite) v14 0 1 - -.
Circuit Design Suite Profile
Multisim is widely used in academia and industry for circuits education, electronic schematic design and SPICE simulation.
Circuit Design Suite Pro
Multisim was originally called Electronics Workbench and created by a company called Interactive Image Technologies. At the time it was mainly used as an educational tool to teach electronics technician and electronics engineering programs in colleges and universities. National Instruments has maintained this educational legacy, with a specific version of Multisim with features developed for teaching electronics.
In 1999, Multisim was integrated with Ultiboard after the original company merged with Ultimate Technology, a PCB layout software company.
In 2005, Interactive Image Technologies was acquired by National InstrumentsElectronics Workbench Group and Multisim was renamed to NI Multisim.
|Power Pro||$ 4591|
- NI Ultiboard, the PCB layout software that is integrated with Multisim.
Circuit Design Suite Project
- National Instruments Circuit Design Community Circuit design blog and community to share components, models and footprints
- Download Link for NI Multisim Allows a 30-day evaluation of the software