What Is NI Multisim?


Multisim is an industry-standard, best-in-class SPICE simulation environment. It is the cornerstone of the NI circuits teaching solution to build expertise through practical application in designing, prototyping, and testing electrical circuits. The Multisim design approach helps you save prototype iterations and optimize printed circuit board (PCB) designs earlier in the process.

Teach a Variety of Courses

Use a unified environment to teach analog, digital, and power electronics.

Understand Circuits Faster

Get to results faster with intuitive graphical simulation.

Use an Industry-Renowned Tool

Standardize on a powerful design tool used across multiple industries.

Multiple Circuits Applications, One Tool

Teach Foundational Analog, Digital, and Power Circuits Concepts

Students can use 20 different analyses in Multisim to help them fully understand circuit behavior in analog, digital, and power classes throughout college and university. Multisim includes analyses from basic transient and AC simulation to advanced parameter sweeps and noise simulation.

Find out how to visualize simulation with intuitive instruments

Learn about digital circuits teaching in Multisim

Read how Multisim helped students at the University of Manchester

Accurate SPICE Simulation With the Latest Electronic Components

Multisim is equipped with over 36,000 components validated by leading semiconductor manufacturers. The comprehensive Multisim library of up-to-date amplifiers, diodes, transistors, and switch mode power supplies paired with advanced simulation makes it possible to cover a wide variety of topics faster.

Download courseware to match your curriculum needs

Find out how to easily build custom components

From Simulation to Hardware

Transition to the Lab With Seamless Integration to NI ELVIS and myDAQ

Multisim integrates seamlessly with myDAQ and the NI Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS). With these education and laboratory platforms, students can compare simulated homework results to acquired laboratory results in a single environment.

See a demo about teaching analog circuits with Multisim and NI ELVIS

Take a guided tour of NI ELVIS and Multisim

Move to PCB Layout for Complete Project Design

With Multisim and the Ultiboard layout and routing software, students and circuit designers can use the same environment as a professional-grade PCB design and prototyping environment.

Explore layout and routing with Ultiboard

Design custom circuits to integrate to myDAQ

Complete final year projects with myRIO and Multisim

From Teaching to Research

Optimized Design Performance

Optimize the performance of circuits earlier in the design flow to meet specifications and reduce prototype iterations. The combination of advanced simulation (such as Monte Carlo analysis and temperature sweeps) with a powerful component library and integration with PCB layout saves you days of development work and reduces design costs.

Learn more about semiconductor analysis applications

Accurately design custom accessories for NI hardware faster

Power Electronics Design With Greater Ease

Evaluate transient response, visualize steady-state ripples, determine power efficiency, and review thermal performance with the Multisim library of advanced power components such as power MOSFETs, IGBTs, and switching controllers.

Explore the Multisim power device library

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