Circuits and Electronics Courseware

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Below find courseware, textbook materials, sample exercises, and getting started tutorials for teaching circuits and electronics concepts with tools such as NI Multisim and LabVIEW software as well as the National Instruments Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS).

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Featured Courseware

Circuits: Laboratory Companion

Circuits: Laboratory Companion is the perfect counterpart to Circuits, by Ulaby and Maharbiz, because it provides an affordable, out-of-the-box lab solution. The collection of 11 labs integrates Multisim and LabVIEW software with NI ELVIS II hardware to foster comparisons between theory, simulation, lab data, and analysis.

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Introduction to NI ELVIS, NI Multisim, and NI LabVIEW
Professor Barry Paton
This courseware contains 11 chapters that illustrate how you can use NI ELVIS, Multisim, and LabVIEW through a range of topics from introductory-level exercises to design challenges.
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Practical Teaching Ideas
Tracy Shields
Download a collection of ready-made labs that cover introductory and advanced concepts in electrical engineering from DC circuit analysis to measurements with network analyzers.
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Teaching Digital Electronics and VHDL Design with LabVIEW FPGA
Professor Joe Morgan, Professor Jay Porter, and Troy Perales
This class is organized using a standard digital curriculum where students learn basic logic, sequential logic, truth tables, Karnaugh maps (K-maps), and theorems. The hands-on lab exercises, implemented using LabVIEW, help students use theory to implement real-world objectives like pulse-width modulation, quadrature encoders, state machines, and more.
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Digital Circuits and Systems with LabVIEW FPGA
Professor Ed Doering
This set of reference designs and techniques shows how the LabVIEW FPGA Module helps students cover the laboratory component of a standard first-semester introductory course in digital circuits and systems, from logic gate schematics to register transfer level (RTL) design.
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Understanding RF Electronics Communication Concepts with NI Multisim: Courseware
Tracy Shields
Download this courseware for teaching radio frequency (RF) concepts. It is a collection of 21 electronics communication exercises, complete with lab procedures and probing questions, used to reinforce important concepts, build student confidence, and make the most of valuable lab time.
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Fawwaz Ulaby and Michel Maharbiz
Explore timeless theories and problem techniques through applications in the contemporary field of electrical engineering from carbon nanotubes to synthetic biology.
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Basic Engineering Circuit Analysis
J. David Irwin and R. Mark Nelms
This Multisim and LabVIEW MathScript tutorial and more than 50 Multisim circuit files provide an interactive solution to improve student learning and comprehension.
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Electric Circuits
James W. Nilsson and Susan Riedel
The latest revision of both the text and supplements package features an increased emphasis on student and instructor assessment, a redesigned art program, a new four-color format, and abundant new or revised problems throughout. Download circuit files to explore exercises from Electric Circuits.
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Microelectronic Circuits
Adel Sedra and Kenneth C. Smith
The latest edition of this market-leading textbook is thoroughly updated to reflect changes in technology. These changes make it the most current resource available for teaching tomorrow’s engineers how to analyze and design electronics.
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Electronics Fundamentals: Circuits, Devices, and Applications
Thomas L. Floyd and David Buchla
This text takes a comprehensive yet practical approach to basic electrical and electronic concepts with a focus on hands-on applications and troubleshooting.
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Digital Fundamentals
Thomas L. Floyd
With this textbook, students gain the problem-solving experience they will need in their professional careers. Known for its clear, accurate explanations of theory supported by superior exercises and examples, this book is packed with the visual aids today’s students need to grasp often complex concepts.
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Sample Exercises and Labs

NI Circuits Fundamentals
The NI Multisim Fundamental Circuits series presents many frequently used circuits and design topologies that are essential in the understanding of electronics. You can download these circuits, which are divided into seven chapters consisting of RLC, diode, transistor, amplifier, op-amp, filter, and miscellaneous circuits.
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Conducting Experiments Using the NI Electronics Education Platform
The purpose of a laboratory experiment is to familiarize students with the engineering process and equip them with the tools of an engineer. This article describes, as an example, a typical student's laboratory using the software and hardware elements of the NI electronics education platform at each stage of the process.
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Hands-On Approach to Teaching Digital Circuits
This tutorial explores a common digital concept using the Multisim software environment. It examines a four-bit counter that uses a 555 timer IC to generate the clock signal.
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Exploring Microelectronic Concepts with Multisim
This example investigates the dependency of the transistor parameter  on the collector bias current. Learn how to use a discrete BJT to investigate the relationship in the Multisim environment.
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Teaching Design Concepts with NI ELVIS
In this Webcast, see examples of labs Dr. Barry Paton developed on NI ELVIS, including analog input and output, counters, timers, filtering concepts, and several project examples such as a traffic light simulator.
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Teaching Biomedical Concepts with Multisim Resources
This document examines how Multisim, in combination with other National Instruments hardware and software, fosters learning and guides student exploration of biomedical circuit concepts.
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Control Systems with Multisim and NI LabVIEW
The objective of this course is to develop an understanding and working knowledge of the fundamentals of feedback control systems. This includes working with controller, conditioner, and sensor applications to implement control systems used in manufacturing.
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Getting Started Tutorials

Multisim Interactive Demonstration
Learn how to capture and simulate a circuit in Multisim with the interactive demo and start to explore the intuitive teaching environment of Multisim
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Getting Started with Multisim Tutorial
This book contains step-by-step tutorials to introduce you to Multisim. Learn how to place the components and traces for the circuit and how to autoplace parts and then autoroute them in NI Ultiboard software. In addition, explore the process of simulating and debugging a circuit that contains a microcontroller.
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Introduction to Multisim: Learn to Capture and Simulate in Less Than 30 Minutes
This tutorial shows you how to capture and simulate a simple amplifier circuit in Multisim in 50 short steps and in less than 30 minutes.
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Transitioning from PSpice to Multisim: A Tutorial
This tutorial is for Multisim users who have previously used PSpice and are looking for an easy step-by-step guide on how to create and simulate a circuit in Multisim. It describes how you accomplish a task in PSpice and provides the same easy step in Multisim.
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Guided Tour: NI ELVIS
Take a guided tour of NI ELVIS design and prototyping hardware. Explore the different instruments.
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Guided Tour: The NI Electronics Education Platform
Learn about the integration between NI ELVIS, Multisim, and LabVIEW to help teach circuit and electronic concepts.
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