Electronics Workbench Corporation this week announced Multisim 9, Ultiboard 9 and Ultiroute 9. Together the products form the Electronics Workbench Series 9 DesignSuite, a solution that engineers can use to take electronics projects from initial concept through capture and simulation to final layout and production.
Multisim integrates with the recently released NI LabVIEW 8 graphical development environment as well as NI SignalExpress interactive measurement software to help design engineers bridge popular design and test tools.
Using Multisim 9, engineers can use real-world data acquired by LabVIEW as the source to drive virtual circuits during testing. By integrating their simulation data and real-world measurements, engineers can reduce errors, shorten design time and create more robust designs.
Engineers also now can use LabVIEW to graphically create fully customised virtual instruments to use in the Multisim environment in addition to the software’s 20 supplied instruments.
Engineers can import their Multisim 9 simulation results into LabVIEW or SignalExpress in their native file formats. With this capability, they can share and compare real-world and simulated data. They can use these results as benchmarks during project testing and debug phases. With native file formats, engineers can eliminate the need to convert files and can reduce errors and inefficiencies associated with data sharing.
The Series 9 DesignSuite delivers other enhancements as well, including:
- New features that enable engineers to use mathematical expressions within analyses while simulating
- New circuit wizards that automatically generate circuitry to match user-defined parameters for Op Amps and MOSFET Amplifiers
- New functionality in Ultiroute 9 autorouter for prioritizing routing order by net (or routing a single net).
Engineers can access a freeware edition of the complete Series 9 DesignSuite or request a CD by registering online at www.electronicsworkbench.com.