Adding an MCU to Multisim

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by microgeo, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. microgeo

    Thread Starter New Member

    Dec 25, 2010
    I am relatively new to the PIC16F887 and Multisim but have successfully experimented with both independently. Much of Multisim is fairly intuitive but adding the 16F887 using the Component Wizard is not. Some of the questions refer to things I don't find on the chip tech sheet like:
    + Component Technology??
    + "Single Section" component or multiple...whatever that is.
    + After selecting a 40 pin footprint, strangely, it asks me for "Number of Pins"...OK that's easy, I simply type "40".
    + Asks about "hidden" power and ground pins....I don't know why they would be hidden unless this is multisim's way of implicitly powering the chip...but I have no option to turn off or on "hidden".
    + In the next sections I assume that I define pin functions and next correlate pin names to actual chip pins all using the tech sheet.
    + Next, selecting a "Simulation Model" help notes are cryptic to me...I really don't know what I am looking for.

    Anyway, as you see, I could really use some help with developing this particular PIC with Multisim. Thanks much.