Mouser releases its free version of NI's MultiSIM simulator/PCB tool

October 02, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Previewed in August this year, distributor Mouser has now formally released MultiSIM BLUE, the National Instruments Multisim Component Evaluator, Mouser Edition. The free software is a multifunction package that covers schematic capture, simulation, PCB design and of course, bill-of-materials compilation with direct links to Mouser's site.

Available via free download on, MultiSIM BLUE enables engineers to design and simulate circuits before laying them out in physical prototypes. MultiSIM BLUE adds features and functionality to provide engineers with an industry-standard SPICE simulation environment of electronic circuits using Mouser's distributed components, including the newest in analogue and mixed signal ICs, passive components, discrete semiconductors, power management ICs, connectors, and electromechanical components. Simulation is driven by the same advanced parser technology as NI Multisim software with support from BSIM and other advanced parameters.

Kevin Hess, Vice President of Technical Marketing comments, “With MultiSIM BLUE, Mouser and NI have partnered to set a new standard in creating an easy-to-use, integrated platform for circuit simulation and design from PCB to BOM.” From NI, Ray Almgren, NI Vice President of Marketing adds, “We’re excited to partner with Mouser to extend the reach of our powerful design tools with MultiSIM BLUE and provide every circuit designer with the latest components in the market.”