Multisim's Voltage, Current, Power, and Digital probes provide:
Probes can be found by default in a toolbar in Multisim
The available probes are:
These probes can measure voltage, current, or both. You can use the probe’s properties dialog to change the measurement as needed and the symbol updates to reflect the selection.
Measures the power dissipated or generated by a component.
This probe is for interactive simulation only. During simulation, the symbol updates dynamically with 1, 0, x. High and low digital thresholds for analog nets can be set in the Digital Probe Properties dialog box.
Click once to place a voltage probe and again to place a reference probe. The voltage measured between these two points is the differential voltage.
Provides a reference net to a voltage probe. Without a reference probe, a voltage probe will reference net 0. Use for differential voltage measurements. This an alternative to placing a pair of Differential voltage probes. Use if you have placed a number of voltage probes that you want to reference to a given point.
Note: Probes stay with wires and components when the wires are moved. They are not deleted when their nets, net segments, or components are deleted.
Probes display measurements based on the settings in Interactive Simulation (Simulate»Analyses and simulation).
The displayed parameters can be configured locally on each probe or globally using the Probe Settings dialog box (Simulate»Probe settings).
The Digital Probe displays the instantaneous value of the digital signal directly inside of the probe symbol. It does not have a Parameters tab in its properties dialog.
The instantaneous parameters are useful for all signal types. Periodic parameters are best suited to periodic signals. They may provide misleading results for transient events. It is recommended that you use Transient analysis and the Grapher's post processing functions to perform calculations on signals that are not periodic.
When a new probe is placed, it automatically appears in the Selected variables for analysis list in the Analyses and Simulation dialog box for several of the analyses available in Multisim.