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MultiSIM Circuit Files to Accompany

Digital Fundamentals, 10th Edition by Tom Floyd
Notes and Clarifications
Effective 06 Dec 07


MultiSIM Circuits to Accompany Digital Fundamentals, 10th Edition by Tom Floyd consists of student and instructor files. The Student CD contains circuit files only and is packaged with the textbook. Instructors can access the instructor circuit files on the Prentice Hall web site.


CD Contents
Folder Organization Files on the student CD are organized in the following folders as shown in Figure 1:

Figure 1: Student CD Folder Organization

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4. and so forth.2. the student is expected to use the input and output signals to isolate and identify some hidden fault in the circuit or verify that the circuit is operating correctly. It is not and is not intended to be a general tutorial for using MultiSIM. For example. the user should try the following: Page 2 of 3 . activate the inputs when necessary. as the system application circuit file is the only MultiSIM circuit file for Chapter 10.2. 4.MS10 file extension. Circuit Restrictions All hidden faults in troubleshooting circuits are password-protected. The names of the chapter subfolders correspond to the chapter number of Digital Fundamentals in which the circuits are referenced. Chapter Subfolders For convenience. although the software will automatically convert the .MS9 file extension.MS10 format. 10th Edition. 3. MultiSIM 10 Users with access to both MultiSIM 9 and MultiSIM 10 should see no difference when simulating the MultiSIM 9 and MultiSIM 10 circuits provided on the MultiSIM circuits CD.1.3.4. The first type consists of simulation circuits. Differences Between MultiSIM 9 and MultiSIM 10 Circuit Files The CD provides most of the circuit files for Digital Fundamentals in both MultiSIM 9 and MultiSIM 10 format.MS10 files. Chapter 3 circuits are contained in the CHAP03 subfolder. Circuit File Simulation Tips and Techniques This section contains some guidelines for using MultiSIM to simulate the circuits provided for Digital Fundamentals. 2.1. 3. These circuits typically have input and output devices already connected and require the student to run the simulation. However. In addition. In the event the the different versions give different results. The second type consists of troubleshooting circuits. Chapter 4 circuits in CHAP04. the circuit files are contained in chapter subfolders.MS9 files.2. Passwords for circuit restrictions are provided in the Digital Fundamentals. For more information on using MultiSIM the student and instructor should refer to the MultiSIM User’s Manual and online help. Simulation Circuits Simulation circuits are circuits intended to demonstrate or illustrate some principle of digital circuit theory. MultiSIM 9 vs. The MSIM9 folder does not include a CHAP10 subfolder (unlike the MSIM10 folder). Circuit File Organization This CD contains files in both MultiSIM 9 and MultiSIM 10 formats. and observe the outputs for the given inputs.MS9 files to . 2. 3. Circuit Files The MultiSIM circuit files consist of two basic types.3. 3.MS9 and . Troubleshooting Circuits Troubleshooting circuits require the student to select some means of applying inputs and observing outputs. All MultiSIM 9 circuit files are contained in the chapter subfolders in the MSIM9 folder and have a . MultiSIM 9 will work only with the . MultiSIM 10 will work with both . All MultiSIM 10 circuits are contained in the chapter subfolders in the MSIM10 folder and have a . circuit files for system applications in the Digital Fundamentals textbook are available only in MultiSIM 10 format. 10th Edition Instructor’s Resource Manual (IRM).

signal generators. probes. 4. adding signal probes to nodes along the signal paths can sometimes get the simulation to work as expected. such as demonstrating or verifying the operation of flip-flops or sequential logic circuit such devices as word generators. and LEDs can be used but are less practical as the changes in circuit states. For simulating dynamic operation of digital circuits. rather than the states themselves. This option is found under the Simulate → Digital Simulation Settings… menu of the MultiSIM menu bar. oscilloscope. Simulation Options MultiSIM provides a number of options for supplying inputs and monitoring outputs in the MultiSIM circuits. In real-world environments this approach is taken for production circuit testing in which automation is preferred to reduce the time and cost of testing many units. In most cases MultiSIM will display a dialog box advising the user to try running the simulation again. are typically of interest.production circuit evaluation. Thisapproach is also useful when the expected number of simulations or inputs and outputs is small. as shown in .Figure 2 Figure 2: Digital Simulation Settings Window 3) If Option 1 and Option 2 do resolve the problem. inputs and outputs are sufficient to verify the circuit.1) Verify that the MultiSIM files match the corresponding circuit in the Digital Fundamentals textbook. All the solution circuits contained on the CD have been tested to ensure that they simulate properly.2. Moving components or wiring in MultiSIM files can sometimes create unintented connection between nodes. or steady-state. Page 3 of 3 . This is especially true if a large number of inputs and outputs are involved or a large number of simulations are expected. logic analyzers. If none of the above suggestions work it may be necessary to rebuild the circuit from scratch using your copy of MultiSIM or to contact Technical Support at Electronics Workbench. 4) Occasionally the simulation will not run because the circuit has not been properly initialized. This will be true in general for when static. switches and probes or LEDs are the most typical simulation approach. In theory switches. and other time-varying devices are used. In real-world environments this approach is best-suited to prototyping or pre. such as demonstrating or verifying the operation of logic gates or purely combinational logic circuits. For simulating static operation of digital circuits. 2) Set MultiSIM to simulate digital circuits using “Real” rather than “Ideal” mode. While there is no “right” or “wrong” way to simulate a circuit. the purpose of the simulation and the nature of the circuit often favor a particular approach.