Mouser brings SPICE simulator to MultiSIM Printed Circuit Board software tool

The newest MultiSIM BLUE version of the NI Multisim PCB board design program which is offered by Mouser Electronics is the Premium version incorporates a Berkley SPICE simulation environment.

About SPICE

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

This can be utilized to design and imitate circuits in advance of laying them out in physical prototypes. Also to help in organising schematics, hierarchica design functionality are already included consequently engineers can easily incorporate classification blocks in place of a circuit and then repeat it in other sections of the design for them to save hours.

The new Advanced version additionally includes backward and forward annotation abilities, permitting engineers to move improvements from a schematic to a circuit board layout environment or from layout to schematic.

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

The NI MultiSim Component Evaluator by Mouser makes use of the Berkeley SPICE emulator engine and contains a pre-installed component library coming from the distributor’s linecard.

MultiSIM BLUE supports pre-layout design convergence analysis and mixed-signal simulation, and can certainly take care of electronic components as challenging as BGAs with around 1,000 pins on-pin-pitches as small as 0.8 millimeters.

The software program furthermore provides a 3D visual images of the electronic circuit board devoid of restrictions on the shape and size of the electronic circuit board. The PCB layout attribute makes it possible for up to 64 layers, and is also best with standard output file forms for instance, Gerber 274X and 274D, DXF, 3D DXF, 3D IGES along with IPC-D-356A Netlist for convenient design output and verification.

The Mouser online community supplies the engineer with documentation, downloads, instructional videos and user communities.