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Where Price Meets Performance

The OP4510 is a compact, entry-level simulator that combines all of OPAL-RT’s strengths in High-performance Rapid Control Prototyping and Hardware-in-the-loop simulation.

 More than ever, this real-time power grid simulator offers the best performance at an affordable price. This latest edition of the OP4510 marks a significant evolution of the OP4500, bringing a new level of connectivity, expandability, and versatility to the platform.


Small but Strong

Equipped with the latest generation of Intel Xeon four-core processors and a powerful Xilinx Kintex 7 FPGA, the OP4510 delivers raw simulation power for both CPU-based real-time simulation and sub-microsecond time step power electronic simulation.

The OP4510’s compact 2U chassis works equally well for desktop or rack mounted setups, while providing up to 128 high-performance analog/digital channels with signal conditioning and 4 SFP-GTX optical high-speed links for hardware interfacing. The standard configuration includes 32 digital outputs, 32 digital inputs, 16 analog outputs, and 16 analog inputs.

Flexible Architecture

The combined commercial off-the-shelf FPGA and CPU architecture of the OP4510 uses the latest of these technologies enabling users to reach real-time simulation time steps below 10 μs and 200ns, respectively. Co-simulation between FPGA and CPU is also possible, thanks to a fast PCIexpress link exchanging data and signals between devices. This feature makes it possible to couple high-speed FPGA-based models, such as power converters and electric drives, to slower electrical and mechanical systems on the CPU, providing even more detailed simulations.

The 10-nanosecond timing resolution of the FPGA enables users to perform advanced RCP of high-speed PWM-based controllers that can be tested on actual hardware. Order an OP4510 complete with a standalone power electronic controller test system and pre-defined power electronic models to get projects up and running in less time than ever before.

Specifications Overview

ProcessorsCPUIntel Xeon E3 4-core 3.5 GHz
FPGAKintex™-7 K325T standard (K410T optional)
PerformanceCPUMin. time step model execution of 7 microseconds
FPGATimer resolution of 10ns and minimum time steps of 250 ns
I/O cassettes (max. 4 per system)Analog16 channels (max. of 64 per system)
Digital32 channels (max. of 128 per system)
Optional I/O boardsRS42212 channels for I/O, encoder, decoder or other applications
Optical fiber 6 optical links, 50 Mbps
High-speed optical interface4 SFP sockets, up to 5Gbps
Keyboard and mouse
DimensionsW x D x H2U, 17” x 10.8” x 3.5”

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