Free software tool provides circuit simulation and PCB layout

August 05, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Distributor Mouser is to release the MultiSIM BLUE software package, based on code by National Instruments; the NI Multisim Component Evaluator - Mouser Edition.

In collaboration with NI, this Mouser version of the free tool will add features and functionality to provide engineers with an industry-standard SPICE simulation environment of electronic circuits using Mouser Electronics' distributed components.

This forthcoming release of MultiSIM BLUE will include more than 100,000 electronic components with intuitive simulation features and SPICE analyses. You can visualise and evaluate linear performance, making this critical step of circuit design easier, faster and far more productive. With MultiSIM BLUE, you can easily create schematics, simulate circuits and build printed circuit board layouts, all with one powerful integrated tool. MultiSIM BLUE gives the ability to scheme and simulate, plus it handles PCB layout, Bill of Materials (BOM) and purchasing.

Kevin Hess, Vice President of Technical Marketing at Mouser comments, “We are constantly looking for ways to take that next step to help all of our customers, particularly design engineers, select, purchase and design the next great thing. With MultiSIM BLUE, Mouser and NI have partnered to set a new standard.”

The circuit design tool is included with a library of more than 100,000 authorised Mouser electronic components from the industry’s leading manufacturers. Simulation is driven by the same advanced parser technology as NI Multisim software with support from BSIM and other advanced parameters. Circuit diagrams can be defined with up to 50 components.

MultiSIM BLUE provides a fully interactive schematic interface with a full-right-click menu. Part selection is a click away along with a fully integrated wiring and reviewing platform. The package supports a wide range of component types including passives, discretes, analogue ICs, discrete signal ICs, mixed signal ICs, sensors, power ICs and protection devices.

A video is available  here.

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