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NI Week 2014 Multisim Keynote

NI Employee (retired)

Hello Circuit Designers,

Multisim was presented as part of the Hybrid Automotive HIL (Hardware-in-the-loop) presentation on Day 2.  It briefly demonstrates downloading a SPICE simulation to an FPGA, and then using the FPGA solver to run the simulation. With this feature you export the matrix for a subset of specialized models and use this matrix to simulate the circuit on an FPGA using Hardware-in-the-loop simulation which greatly speeds up verification of designs. The supported models include the ideal switch, diodes, capacitors, inductors, transformers and resistors. Essentially a lot of the elements that go into switch mode power designs which is what this will initially be used for.

You can watch the entire Day 2 keynote presentations here or skip forward 52 minutes to see the Multisim presentation. If you are interested there is an NI Labs paper with complete details on this new feature coming soon.

Lastly, if you want to know more about NIWeek I would encourage you to check out some of the other cool/interesting videos on the National Instruments YouTube channel.

Campbell B

National Instruments