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This module provides an exercise with step by step instructions introducing the National Instruments Multisim environment. Multisim is fully featured SPICE schematic capture and simulation tool used for circuit design, simulation, and in combination with Ultiboard for layout of custom PCBs.

Approximate time to complete: 10 minutes

The purpose of this exercise is to familiarize yourself with the Multisim environment. You will have the chance toexplore the sheet and global options, as well as examine the various toolbars and menu items available.


  • Become familiar with the general Multisim interface.
  • Become familiar with configuring Multisim workspace parameters.


  • Launch Multisim
    • Select File/OpenSamples, and open AMPMOD.ms9 .
    • Experiment with the different views that Multisim provides:
      • Select View/Spreadsheet to toggle the spreadsheet view.
      • Browse the Nets, Components,and PCB Layerstabs.
      • How many uniquely numbered nets are there?__________
    • Select View/Circuit Description Box.This is where designers can view detailed information about their design. To edit thecontents, select Tools/Description Box Editor.
    • Select View/Design Toolbox.This view gives designers insight into the files, sub-circuits and other elements of a givendesign.
  • Experiment with Global Preferences and Sheet Properties.
    • Select Options/Sheet Properties.
      • Try toggling on and off the grid in the Workspace tab (to view the changes, click OK or Apply).
      • Try switching the colors of the environment in the Circuittab (to view the changes, click OK or Apply).
    • Select Options/Global Preferences.
      • Enable the Auto-backup feature in the Save tab.
      • Toggle on or off the Return to Component Browser check box in the Parts tab according to your personal preference.
  • Examine the settings under the Generaltab. What is the default Selection Rectangle mode?
  • If time permits, continuing experimenting with the Multisim environment. Try to place an arbitrary component onto theschematic.
  • Close the schematic by clicking File/Close.

End of Exercise


Questions & Answers

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Stoney Reply
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nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
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Damian Reply
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s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
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are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
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Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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