Company Profile


Founded in 1997, OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES is the leading developer of open Real-Time Digital Simulators and Hardware-in-the-Loop testing equipment for electrical, electro-mechanical and power electronic systems. OPAL-RT simulators are used by engineers and researchers at leading manufacturers, utilities, universities and research centres around the world.

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We produce test systems to help engineers develop, test and validate faster. 

We offer a full range of engineering and consulting services: design and hardware integration, software development, simulation and modeling, problem solving and training.

Our unique technological approach integrates parallel, distributed computing with commercial-off-the-shelf technologies. Customers perform Rapid Control Prototyping, System Integration, and Hardware-in-the-Loop testing of electric drives, electronic controllers and power distribution networks in a variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, electric ships, power generation, rail, and industrial manufacturing.


OPAL-RT's customers include ABB, General Electric, General Motors, Renault, Hydro-Quebec, DENSO, Mitsubishi Electric, Hitachi, BHEL, Tata Motors, Bombardier, Embraer in several countries across the world.


The company's core software, RT-LAB, enables users to rapidly develop models suitable for Real-Time Simulation, while minimizing initial investment and their cost of ownership. OPAL-RT also develops mathematical solvers and models specialized for accurate simulation of power electronic systems and electrical grids.  RT-LAB and OPAL-RT solvers and models are integrated with advanced field programmable gate array (FPGA) I/O and processing boards to form complete solutions for RCP and HIL testing.


OPAL-RT's international headquarters are located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The company has four regional subsidiaries: OPAL-RT Europe, OPAL-RT India, OPAL-RT USA and OPAL-RT Australia.

OPAL-RT products are also sold and supported by a global network of distributors based in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan. 

We also have technical support centers in Europe (France), USA (Michigan & California) and China (Beijing).  


OPAL-RT was founded with the goal of “democratizing real-time simulation”.

We continue to work towards that goal today and several OPAL-RT products are considered as key milestones along the way to that goal.

We believe that:

A real-time simulator will be on every complex dynamic system engineer/designer’s desk. 

These simulators will be interconnected and able to work together to design large systems.

Imagination will be the only real limit to complex system design. 

As Jean Bélanger says: «Real-time simulation is indispensable for engineer-designers. OPAL-RT’s mission is to make it accessible to all without compromising on performance».

This challenge is represented in our slogan : « From Imagination…to Real-Time ».



To reduce design, prototype and test times for complex mechanical, electromechanical or power electronics systems by providing open simulation systems that make use of the latest commercial technology.


At OPAL-RT, we assist customers who have very complex and very fast simulation requirements by using parallel computing; this is where we get our name OPAL-RT (Ordinateur Parallèle, Applications  Logicielles Temps-Réel).

OPAL-RT is always ready to take on challenges.


Fast Innovation: Our creativity and innovation push us to research and build solutions that meet your needs, even the most complex needs. We are proactive and always ready to take up a challenge that our competitors would turn down.

Performance: We give you the freedom to simulate complex systems with ever increasing precision and execution speed by offering open products with our know-how, in combination with products available on the market. 

Openness: We are open and so is our equipment. Our flexibility allows us to offer you customized solutions.

Cooperation: We concentrate on solutions that ensure your success by working with you from the beginning to the end of the project. We work as a team to ensure your satisfaction with our win-win approach. 


OPAL-RT’s vision and mission are ambitious and require the use of several technologies and highly skilled people. OPAL-RT hires the best experts in software, electronics, FPGA and real-time simulation to ensure we reach our goals. Each employee is an important part of the equation for success.


  • World-leader in power electronics real-time simulation used in automotive, aerospace and industrial sectors
  • 94% of our turn-over comes from international sales
  • 60% of our sales come from repeat business, more proof of satisfaction
  • 30% of our turn-over comes from emerging countries
  • OPAL-RT covers 5 sectors: automotive, aerospace, academic & research, power electronics and power grid
  • We have distributors on 5 continents