From: Roger Johansson
Subject: Re: PSPICE versus Electronics Workbench
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 12:42:04 +0200
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>Now, to add to the confusiom what is the role of Multisim in this play? Is
>it the same as Electronics Workbench?
EWB changed name to multisim, and started using a new type of
programming, so multisim is known to be buggy.
It might take some versions before they get that program to work
nicely, so the customers wanted to buy the old version, version 5, I
Multisim has offered to give you the old version if you buy the new
one, if you ask for it, to satisfy their customers.
At least this was the situation a few years ago.
The best advice is to try and get version 5 of EWB, and take a look at
the Swcadiii from Linear Technology, which is freeware and the best
spice simulator when it comes to simulation.
The user interface is a lot easier in EWB so that is the best for
youngsters and beginners.
You don't need to read any help files, just drag and drop things as
usual in the windows environment.
The simulation part of ewb is not as strong as a real spice simulator,
that is an opinion I have heard, it is not regarded as a real
Both ewb and most other spice simulators come with libraries of the
most common components, and you can add new ones from semiconductor
manufacturers web sites.