Multisim: Why, Oh Why, Would I Need That?

If you’ve been keeping up with Digilent over that last couple of years, you may have heard about our merger with National Instruments. We’ve collaborated to create new products, and we’ve expanded our capabilities to work with more of NI’s products. One of those products is Multisim, a full-function testing and simulation environment for analog, digital, and power electronics designs.

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Digilent and Xilinx at Higher Education Conference 2014

Xilinx University Program and Digilent China, our licensed partner in China, recently attended the Teaching Electronics Innovation Technology for Higher Education Conference 2014. The conference was organized by 360 Electronic Engineering Technology, one of the most popular engineering education portals in China. This conference is held for a month across China in Beijing, Shanghai, Harbin, Xian, Nangjing, Wuhan, Chengdu, and Guangzhou.

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LabVIEW Hacker Session Tomorrow!

A couple of weeks ago, Davis wrote about LabVIEW, LabVIEW Hacker, and his experiences with both. We’re excited to announce that we’ll be hosting a half-day session with Sam Kristoff, founder of LabVIEW Hacker on November 5 from 2-6 p.m. PST. No prior experience is necessary, and software will be provided. There will be chipKIT hardware on loan, and we’ll learn the basics of LabVIEW.

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Who is LabVIEW Hacker?

So what exactly is LabVIEW? LabVIEW is National Instruments’ program development environment. The name is short for “laboratory virtual instrument engineering workbench”. NI created LabVIEW to enable domain experts to focus on building systems by abstracting the hardware and software. For example, their hardware and software allows a chemist to focus on chemistry and not get bogged down with analog signal conditioning for thermal couples or advanced programming techniques.

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