Electronics Workbench

Electronics Workbench

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Zack Martin Senior editor

This program has been discontinued.
It is no longer being updated, and you won't be able to obtain it from its original developer.
Electronics Workbench is the best circuit simulator and testing tool available.

Designing and testing an electronic circuit is a tedious job. Testing is the area where a computer program can be of help; then you will not need to worry that anything will burn up if things go wrong somewhere.
Also, the advantage of using ideal components is provided.

Electronics Workbench includes all the tools needed to inspect any electronic or electrical circuit. The circuits can be simulated using ideal components as well as regular ones. It includes a library with a huge list of analog and digital components. If the component you are looking for is not available, you may create it and save it on the user section of the library. It can be done either by editing a component or creating a new one. You will find the chip makers very useful.

Version 5 is a very old one. The component library is somewhat small but it is quite enough for a beginner. The 74xx digital ICs and the general analog ICs, like 741, and also the 555 timer, DAC, ADC, etc., are available. All we need to do is set up the circuit by dragging the components including the measurement devices, function generator, etc., and click on the start button.

Analysis with graphs is available too. It is very useful in constructing bode plots, etc. The program comes with a lot of circuit examples so that you can easily study them. The Circuit Design Community on the Internet is the best source for Electronics WorkBench example files and projects.

The newer versions, like the latest one 10.1, include a lot more components and tools.


  • A list of thousands of electronic components.
  • Fast simulation and testing.


  • High Price.
  • Poor gui.

Publisher's description

The National Instruments Electronics Workbench Group equips design engineers, educators, and students with powerful and innovative circuit design technology. Educators and students can take advantage of easy-to-use teaching tools to overcome the traditional hurdles in electronics education. Professional engineers can improve productivity with intuitive capture tools, interactive simulation, board layout, and design validation.

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    Tanel Murd 2 months ago

    Hello, I have the program, but on my Win 8 it does not work, after starting it just does nothing at all, I can only see the icon in the task manager, and when I try to start it again, it tells me that one is allreaddy running, and then the program starts working but tells me this: "Access violation (7AFA7), writing 5A53F3". Can anyone help me out? It works just fine on school PCs with Win 7, I run on my Win 8 in Win 95 mode, but that does not seem to help. And has I try to run it on Win 8, it tells me that the program is not made for that system.

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    Guest 10 months ago

    How do you download this programme?

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      Yulian Rohmy 9 months ago

      Dear Guest,
      Unfortunately, the program can't be downloaded as it was discontinued by the developer.

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    Joseph Briffa 3 years ago
    — Components
    Pros: Few conponents
    Cons: Very easy to use .... I will recommend it

    How to add more components to my Electronic Workbench Library?