Application Note: Multisim/Ultiboard for Low-Frequency Simulation and Layout

Application Note: Multisim/Ultiboard for Low-Frequency Simulation and Layout

AWR published a new application note. The article explains how to complement Microwave Office circuit design software with National Instrument’s Multisim circuit simulation software and Ultiboard printed circuit board (PCB) layout software for a comprehensive design flow spanning from DC to microwave frequencies. The title of the technical paper is Multisim/Ultiboard for Low-Frequency Simulation and Layout.

Multisim/Ultiboard for Low-Frequency Simulation and Layout

RF and microwave circuit designers choose Microwave Office software because of its complete range of powerful circuit design capabilities, from design capture, to harmonic balance and time-domain simulation, to layout, synthesis, and optimization, and even electromagnetic (EM) analysis and post-layout verification.

The Microwave Office design environment is well suited for higher-frequency designs, and, when combined with National Instrument’s Multisim circuit simulation software through AWR Connected, low-frequency circuit functionalities are added for an even more complete circuit design fl ow (DC up through microwave/RF). Moreover, NI’s Ultiboard printed circuit board (PCB) layout software is capable of integrating high-frequency circuit layouts with Multisim, enabling designers to rapidly create a layout of a complete prototype, add mechanical and graphical shapes to the design, create 3D views of the fi nal design, and export standard Gerber fi les, as well as other formats, for fabrication.

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NI Multisim/Ultiboard and AWR Microwave Office software are complementary and together offer capabilities that enable designers to create circuits spanning from DC to microwave frequencies. Complex tasks such as harmonic balance simulation and SPICE analysis can now be accomplished with a high degree of accuracy, and RF layouts can be readily combined with rapid prototyping tools inclusive of both low and high-frequency circuitry.

More info: Multisim/Ultiboard for Low-Frequency Simulation and Layout (pdf)