iPad app from NI runs accurate SPICE simulations

June 19, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Multisim Touch simulates circuit designs anywhere, anytime, says National Instruments; students, hobbyists and engineers can use the iPad app to design and simulate circuits using high-fidelity SPICE simulation with results identical to the desktop.

The fully interactive Multisim Touch is an addition to the Multisim simulation solution that extends powerful circuit analysis tools to the iPad so users can, “quickly prove new ideas; design when inspired; or complete homework assignments.”

Multisim Touch offers powerful analysis tools in a tablet environment with a specialised library of RLC components, transistors, operational amplifiers and other foundational electronic devices using SPICE simulation models. Users can innovate wherever they are by building circuits easily with multitouch gestures and verifying them with DC, AC, transient and interactive simulation. With the portability of the iPad, users can work from virtually anywhere and the completely native app means no need for a WiFi connection.

As part of the complete Multisim circuits solution, users can explore on the tablet then export via Dropbox or email back to the desktop version of Multisim to share or incorporate into designs with others. This connectivity means Multisim Touch files can be used for further analysis or printed circuit board design, with verification techniques powered by the complete Multisim solution.

At an introductory price of $4.99 USD, the new Multisim Touch app is an innovative, convenient and inexpensive option for designers who want the accuracy of SPICE simulation on their mobile device with an easy path to collaboration or comprehensive desktop design capabilities.

National Instruments;  www.ni.com/multisim/mobile/