This book is concerned with circuit simulation using National Instruments Multisim. It focuses on the use and comprehension of the working techniques for electrical and electronic circuit simulation. The first chapters are devoted to basic circuit analysis.
It starts by describing in detail how to perform a DC analysis using only resistors and independent and controlled sources. Then, it introduces capacitors and inductors to make a transient analysis. In the case of transient analysis, it is possible to have an initial condition either in the capacitor voltage or in the inductor current, or both. Fourier analysis is discussed in the context of transient analysis. Next, we make a treatment of AC analysis to simulate the frequency response of a circuit. Then, we introduce diodes, transistors, and circuits composed by them and perform DC, transient, and AC analyses. The book ends with simulation of digital circuits.
A practical approach is followed through the chapters, using step-by-step examples to introduce new Multisim circuit elements, tools, analyses, and virtual instruments for measurement. The examples are clearly commented and illustrated. The different tools available on Multisim are used when appropriate so readers learn which analyses are available to them. This is part of the learning outcomes that should result after each set of end-of-chapter exercises is worked out.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Circuit Simulation
Time Domain Analysis -- Transient Analysis
Frequency Domain Analysis -- AC Analysis
About the Author(s)David Baez-Lopez
, Universidad Autonoma de Puebla
David Baez-Lopez was born in Puebla, Mexico.He attended the Universidad Autonoma de Puebla where he obtained a B.S. in Physics. He then obtained M.S. and Ph.D degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona. He has authored more than 80 research papers and 5 books. He has been a professor of Electronics at Universidad de las Americas-Puebla, UDLAP, in Cholula since 1985 where he was Head of the Department from 1988 to 1996, at the National Institute for Astrophysics, Optics, and Electronics, from 1979 to 1985, where he was also head of the Department of Electronics from 1983 to 1985, and he has been a visiting professor and researcher at Texas Tech University at Lubbock, TX, and at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. He is founder of the International Conference on Electronic Engineering CONIELECOMP, held every other year at UDLAP.Felix Guerrero-Castro
, Universidad de las Americas-Puebla
Felix E. Guerrero-Castro is an electronics engineer working at Hackerspace in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. Among his daily activities are hardware development, consulting, web programming, and teaching kids how to program Arduino microcontrollers. After receiving his Master's Degree in Electronics in 2004, he spent six year as a lecturer teaching electronics at the Electronics Lab at Universidad de las Americas-Puebla UDLAP. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) 1999. He has published a number of research papers in power electronics, digital sound modelling, and biomedics. He also plays guitar and records local bands in his own studio. He enjoys traveling and taking landscape photographs.