Mouser contributes SPICE simulator to MultiSIM PCB software
The most recent MultiSIM BLUE version of the NI Multisim PC board design software program that is offered by Mouser Electronics is the Premium version boasts a Berkley SPICE simulation environment.
What is SPICE
SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis) is a general-purpose, open source analog electronic circuit simulator. It’s a application used in integrated circuit(IC) and board-level design to inspect the integrity of circuit board designs and also to foresee circuit behavior.
This can be used to design and emulate circuits ahead of laying them out in physical prototypes.
As well as to help in organising schematics, hierarchica design capabilities have already been included thus engineers can certainly incorporate classification blocks in place of a circuit and then do it again in other parts of the design just to save time.
The new Premium version furthermore comes with forward and backward annotation features, enabling engineers to transfer adjustments from a schematic to a PCB layout environment or from layout to schematic.
Mouser Electronics has been providing the MultiSIM BLUE free PC board design software program, introduced by National Instruments, for a couple years.
The NI MultiSim Component Evaluator by Mouser employs the Berkeley SPICE simulation engine and has a pre-installed component library from the distributor’s linecard.
MultiSIM BLUE holds up pre-layout design convergence analysis and mixed-signal simulation, and can certainly deal with components as difficult as BGAs with greater than 1,000 pins on-pin-pitches as small as 0.8 mm.
The software tool likewise allows for a 3D visual images of the printed circuit board without limits on the shape and size of the electronic circuit board. The printed circuit board layout function allows for up to 64 layers, and is also works with standard output file types for example, Gerber 274X and 274D, DXF, 3D DXF, 3D IGES and also IPC-D-356A Netlist for straightforward design output and affirmation.
The Mouser online community provides the engineer with instructions, downloads, educational videos and user forums.