Archived: NI Multisim Version Comparison Chart

Publish Date: Jul 05, 2019 | 23 Ratings | 3.87 out of 5 | Print

Overview

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Multisim (formerly Electronics Workbench) is an integrated capture and SPICE simulation environment for educators and engineers. With each release, we have added innovative features to enhance your approach to either prototyping or circuits teaching.

This article outlines the changes that have been made from the previous Electronics Workbench 5 to the current NI Multisim 12.0 release.

Please note that although the features of Multisim 6.0, 7.0, and 8.0 are listed in a single column, a number of features were enhanced or added during each release.

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Table of Contents

  1. Operating Systems
  2. Schematic Capture
  3. Simulation

1. Operating Systems

Version Operating system
EWB 5 Windows 3.1/NT/95
Multisim 6 to 8 Windows 95/98/NT/2000
Multisim 9 Windows 2000/XP
Multisim 10 Windows 2000 SP3/XP
Multisim 10.1 Windows 2000 SP3/XP/Vista/64-bit Vista
Multisim 11.0 Windows XP/Vista/64-bit Vista & Windows 7
Multisim 12.0 Vista/XP 32-bit editions, Windows Vista 64-bit edition, Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit editions,
 

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2. Schematic Capture

Use the following chart to view the added functionality to the Multisim schematic capture environment. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of all Multisim capture features. To view a complete list of current professional features click here, and for academic features click here.
 
Capture Feature

5

6 to 8

9

10

10.1

11.0

12.0

Single symbol representation for standard logic components

Circuit restrictions *

Black boxes *

Sub-circuits

Interactive components

 

Hierarchical blocks

 

Rated/3D virtual components *  

Embedded questions    

Mouse-click control of  interactive components

 

 

 

Switch-mode power supplies    

 

Virtual NI ELVIS II schematic and 3D view*

 

 

 

 

Global connectors          

On-page connectors          

Re-architected Forward/Backward annotation with Ultiboard          

WYSIWYG net system          

Project packing and archiving          

Example Finder          

 

 

LabVIEW Co-Simulation              
Digital signal analysis            

* Academic Feature Only
 

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3. Simulation

Learn about the evolution of interactive SPICE and analysis capability from version Electronics Workbench 5 to Multisim 12.0. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of all Multisim simulation features. To view a complete list of professional features click here, and for academic features click here .
 
Simulation Feature

5

6 to 8

9

10

10.1

11.0

12.0

SPICE simulation

XSPICE simulation

 

Export to Excel and LabVIEW

 

Component creation wizard

 

Import/Export to .LVM and .TDM

 

 

Custom LabVIEW instruments

 

 

SPICE convergence assistant

 

 

 

BSIM 4 MOSFET model support

 

 

 

Temperature simulation parameters

 

 

 

Add simulation probe to analysis

 

 

 

Measurements probes      

Microcontroller (MCU) simulation      

MCU C-Code support      

Automation API

 

 

 

 •

Input-Output LabVIEW instruments

 

 

 

 

BSIM 4.6.3          

Support for BSIMSOI; EKV; VBIC          

Advanced diode parameter models          

SPICE Netlist viewer          

Grapher annotations          

Grapher smart legend          

NI hardware connectors          

Multisim Snippets            

Ability to load last file on Multisim start            

Display of net/component attributes in status bar.            

Simulation driven instruments

7

18

20

22

22

22

22

Integrated NI ELVIS instruments

-

-

-

-

6

6

6

LabVIEW instruments

-

-

4

4

4

6

6

Number of analyses

14

19

19

19

19

20

20

 


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