Read more about the ways that NI Multisim is used in an education environment.
With a heavy mathematical and theoretical curriculum, engaging students in circuits concepts can often be difficult. An interactive, graphical learning environment gives students the ability to visualize circuit theory, which helps reinforce formulas and equations. With NI Multisim software, you can quickly develop fundamental circuits that integrate with lecture topics for class and homework assignments. The more than 20 virtual instruments in Multisim help students visualize the effect of tuning parameters, such as the effect on the output voltage of an operational amplifier when modifying the first resistor in real time.
Understanding how a filter responds to a step input in transient analysis is only the first step when characterizing a filter circuit; determining the passband or -3 dB point can provide valuable insight into the filter design. Multisim contains 20 different analyses to help students fully understand circuit behavior. With modeled components for analog, digital, mechatronics, and power electronics, Multisim is a best-in-class teaching tool for truly understanding circuit theory across multiple curricula.
If your students often struggle with transitioning to lab exercises after simulation or theory discussions, expand their education experience beyond simulation with Multisim. This software integrates seamlessly with NI myDAQ and NI Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS) hardware, so students can compare simulated prelab results to acquired data within the same environment. NI ELVISmx instruments eliminate the need to manually plot data and they overlay on the simulated results to help students focus on understanding concepts and behaviors rather than manual plotting techniques.
As students progress in their engineering educations, they have to learn new tools to accomplish tasks. For design projects, students often must combine different tools to complete a common task. This can be challenging when the student is new to the design environment. With Multisim and NI Ultiboard layout and routing software, students have a circuit design and prototyping environment within the same toolchain. The continually expanding database and intuitive user interfaces help students design, simulate, and prototype faster and more efficiently.