Multisim 11 Ideal Diode

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by thegreenlaser, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. thegreenlaser

    Thread Starter New Member

    Oct 8, 2012
    I'm pretty new to Multisim, and I'm wondering if there's a way to get an ideal diode. i.e., it's a perfect insulator when V<0 and a perfect conductor otherwise. I can get pretty close by using DIODE_VIRTUAL and giving it extreme parameter values, but I'm wondering if there's a more elegant way.

  2. crutschow


    Mar 14, 2008
    Why do you need an ideal diode if you can't find one in the real world? The circuit you simulate with it would be unbuildable.
  3. thegreenlaser

    Thread Starter New Member

    Oct 8, 2012
    I'm doing a course on analog circuit design, which involves using ideal diodes in hand analysis. Many of the practice problems in the text book don't have answers provided, so I want to use multisim to see if I'm doing things correctly (as well as get a little more comfortable with multisim).

    They do seem to have components (the "virtual" ones) which don't actually represent real components, so I thought that maybe the ideal diode functionality would be included somehow.
  4. BreadCrum6

    New Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    My suggestion would be to just adjust your supply to compensate for the diode(s) voltage drops.

    Or visit the NI forums and find out how to create a custom components.