ACADEMIA – Education

Teaching the Future

Based on years of research and experience in both power electronics and power systems, and through listening to users’ needs, OPAL-RT is now offering Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) and Rapid Control Prototyping (RCP) Teaching Laboratories to universities and providing efficient, reliable and affordable access to our courseware. Our Teaching Laboratories are composed of educational courseware that includes software, hardware and customizable exercises.

Find the Perfect Courseware for your Needs

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Power electronics HIL teaching laboratory is an educational courseware intended to teach power electronics to university undergraduate students.

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The Power System (PS) teaching laboratory is intended to teach transient stability analysis of electric grids.

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The Electric Machines teaching laboratory consitutes a fundamental learning tool to thoroughly understand synchronous and asynchronous machines.


The Latest Technology Laboratories to Improve your Classes

Similarity to Industrial Environment

OPAL-RT's laboratories allow students to be up-to-date with the most modern, current industrial working techniques

Interactivity and Versatility

OPAL-RT’s laboratory modules include hands-on exercises, allowing students to design and test their concepts, and save time during the validation of their projects

Lower Maintenance Time and Cost

Universities that adopt OPAL-RT's laboratories reduce their analog lab equipment, resulting in lower maintenance time and cost

Find the Perfect Testbench Kit for your Needs


These kits are ideal when a maximum flexibility on the topology is needed. Indeed, converters can be easily assembled (and de-assembled!) by simply placing modules in and out of an open chassis. This allows for a high reusability of the modules. As a side benefit, such an approach also emphasizes the modular nature of numerous converter topologies.


The Drivelab Kit is a fully integrated motor drive laboratory, designed to enable students to perform a variety of experiments on AC and DC machines. As learning outcomes, students will have: hands-on experience with hardware including power electronics, motors, sensors and measurement instruments, and will learn parameter identification and motor modeling, current and speed control loop design, and scalar and vector control techniques.


The OPAL-RT system, combined with Festohardware, enables educators to fully teach theV-cycle principles used in the industry. Studentsand researchers can build a model and thenvalidate the same model against a real system.

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Real-Time Simulation is More Accessible Than Ever

Modernize your teaching and give students the right tools to succeed in our highly technical world with our new e-learning platform.

Discover new ways of teaching power electronics and power systems to tomorrow’s engineers on an easy and interactive digital teaching platform, complete with quizzes and laboratory assessments.

Proud Users of OPAL-RT’s Teaching Laboratories

Universities around the world are rapidly adding HIL technology to their programs in order to enhance their students' engineering educations. Watch OPAL-RT's webinar, featuring a presentation, a live demo, and two special guests from Ohio State University and the University of New South Wales who presented how they succeed by using OPAL-RT's teaching laboratories in their education programs.

OPAL-RT is present in more than 400 universities around the world

Discover our Solutions for Research

OPAL-RT Research aims to provide the best support for universities, professors and students to achieve their goals with excellence and efficiency in their research on Integration Energy, WAMPAC, Microgrid and Cybersecurity. We support them by providing our expertise in publications, validation and assistance in funding applications requests.

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