Teaching Digital Logic Fundamentals

This series of tutorials teaches students digital logic fundamentals, including logic gates, logic simplification, digital comparison logic, and digital counters. Taking a hands-on approach to learning digital logic can be difficult without the need to teach complex hardware descriptive languages (eg. VHDL). Multisim Programmable Logic Diagram (PLD) along with support for leading Digilent Teaching hardware allow educators to teach students the theory whilst students put it into practice. The PLD schematic allows educators and students to create graphical logic diagrams and deploy these to Digilent educational boards. In this tutorial series we demonstrate how digital logic theory can be taught using educational hardware to provide a hands on approach to learning.
by National Instruments


  • Students learn simple digital logic theory
  • Students apply logic theory to develop practial, digital electronic applications such as counters and comparators
  • Students learn to use Multisim to design PLD schematics and deploy these designs to real FPGA hardware


Level University
Topic Digital Logic
Style Laboratory
Prerequisite Skills Basic knowledge of signals and programming



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

Required Software

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  • Multisim 14.0 or later (Requires license)
  • NI LabVIEW FPGA Module Xilinx Compilation Tool for ISE or NI LabVIEW FPGA Module Xilinx Compilation Tool for Vivado (Depends on your Digilent board)
  • Your Digilent board's driver 

Required Hardware

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