Problems and Explorations in Microelectronics with NI myDAQ and Multisim

For faculty wishing to incorporate portable instrumentation into their analog electronics courses, this text provides forty end-of-chapter-style problems covering basic concepts in diodes, operational amplifiers, bipolar junction transistors (BJTs), and enhancement-mode MOSFETs. Each problem guides students through a three-way solution process of analysis, simulation, and measurement. Short video tutorials integrate closely with the problems to demonstrate relevant software and measurement techniques. This text also offers a cross reference between the forty problems of this text and corresponding sections of popular textbooks.
by Dr. Ed Doering | Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology



  • Students learn electrical concepts that are reinforced through analysis, simulation, and measurement using powerful Multisim software and myDAQ hardware.
  • Students experimentally learn a variety of applications for diodes, operational amplifiers, BJT transistors, and MOSFETs. 


Level University
Topic Microelectronics
Style Laboratory
Prerequisite Skills Basic electrical engineering concepts


Students analyze, simulate, and create circuitry involving diodes including the zener regulator, half-wave rectifier, full-wave rectifier, peak rectifier, and limiter.
Students analyze, simulate, and create circuitry involving operational amplifiers including the comparator, inverting amplifier, summing amplifier, noninverting amplifier, difference amplifier, integrator, differentiator, precision rectifier, schmitt trigger, and squarewave oscillator.
Students analyze, simulate, and create circuitry involving BJT transistors including the logic inverter, darlington-pair emitter follower, common-emitter amplifier, current mirror, differential pair, push-pull amplifier, and voltage-to-current converter.
Students analyze, simulate, and create circuitry involving MOSFETs including the voltage-to-current converter, switch, feedback bias, voltage-divider bias, common-source amplifier, common-drain amplifier, and logic inverters.
Provides students and educators with the component information required to build the circuitry in the lab workbook.
Provides specific component data for each part in the parts list.
Students are provided links to video tutorials on performing tasks with NI Multisim and myDAQ.


Combines a comprehensive set of plug-and-play computer-based lab instruments with portability for hands-on student learning in or outside the lab.


Multisim is a circuit simulation tool built for educators to teach analog, digital, and power electronics by connecting simulation to experimentation. 


An integrated development environment designed specifically for engineers and scientists.

Required Software

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  • Multisim 14.0 or later (Requires license)
  • LabVIEW 2014 or later (Requires license)
  • NI ELVISmx Driver 14.0 or later

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