After simulating a design in Multisim Live, you can stream your simulated data to Measurements Live, a web-based application that contains Soft Front Panels (SFPs) for you to access and control the instruments on the NI ELVIS III. You can then prototype the actual circuit with NI ELVIS III, and compare the simulation with real-world measurements inside the Measurements Live environment using the NI ELVIS III Oscilloscope.
Complete the following steps to stream your simulated data from Multisim Live to Measurements Live and compare simulated signals with real signals.
Step 1 - Open your simulation design
Step 2 - Stream simulated data to Measurements Live
The probe dropdown lists correspond to the four Oscilloscope reference channels respectively.
The reference channel of the Oscilloscope SFP is pre-configured based on the circuit and probe you choose to stream in Multisim Live. You can also adjust the settings by going to Additional channels > reference channel on the configuration pane.
Continue with the following steps if you want to quickly stream more data from other circuits in Multisim Live.
When you select the Enable checkbox for certain probes in the previous step, these probes and their corresponding circuits will appear in the Source circuit and Source probe dropdown lists.
Step 3 - Compare the simulation with real measurements
After streaming your simulated signals to Measurements Live, you can use the NI ELVIS III to prototype a real circuit based on your simulation design. Then, you can compare your simulated signals with real signals on the Oscilloscope SFP to verify your simulation design. Perform the following steps to compare your simulation design with real measurements:
Note that you need to select the Sync trigger settings checkbox if you want to synchronize the simulated signals with real signals to better compare the two.
About the NI ELVIS III
Refer to the NI ELVIS III Manual to learn more about the NI ELVIS III and Measurements Live.