SAN FRANCISCOóNational Instruments Corp. last week rolled out a new version of its Multisim Spice simulation tool offering integration with the company's LabVIEW graphical development environment.
NI (Austin, Texas) said Multisim 12.0 enables engineers to improve design performance to fit their applications by minimizing errors and prototype iterations with Multisim simulation tools that include both customizable analyses developed LabView and standard Spice analyses and intuitive measurement instruments.
Using the new design approach promising by Multisim 12.0, engineers can validate FPGA digital control logic alongside analog circuitry (such as for power applications) before leaving the desktop simulation stage, NI said. The professional edition of the product is optimized for layout routing and rapid prototyping needs, making seamless integration possible with NI hardware such as the NI reconfigurable I/O (RIO) FPGA platforms and PXI platforms for prototype validation, NI said.
The educational edition of Multisim 12.0 incorporates features specialized for teaching and is complemented by a complete solution of hardware, textbooks and courseware, the company said.
"By giving students access to the same tools they will use as professionals, we eliminate the barriers that make engineering overwhelming or abstract," said Dave Wilson, director of proficiency programs at NI, in a statement.
Pricing information for Multisim 12.0 was not made available. More information about the product is available on NI's website.