August 21, 2017
OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES Announces New Strategic Partnership with Imperix for the Acceleration of Power Electronics Innovation
OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES has partnered with Imperix, a Swiss company developing high-end control equipment and prototyping hardware, as their exclusive North and South American distributor. Together they have developed a fully compatible Power Electronics Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) and Rapid control prototyping (RCP) test bench designed to foster the acceleration of innovation for R&D power electronic engineers.
This new Power Electronic Test Bench combines a state-of-the-art HIL simulator from OPAL-RT with Imperix’s RCP and power hardware to provide quick and simple implementation and experimentation of power converter control techniques. It enables rapid development of power electronics and electric drive applications, providing both industrial and academic clients with a comprehensive range of solutions for laboratory test and prototyping equipment.
“Over the last decade we have seen this industry adopting HIL and RCP to its full capabilities. Nevertheless, test benches will continue to be a requirement for efficient validation of power electronics applications because of its quick and precise results as well as its simple implementation). Imperix will help expand and complete OPAL-RT’s real-time simulation offering by providing a turnkey solution adapted to power electronics converters. » said Jean Bélanger, CEO and CTO of OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES.
“By connecting OPAL-RT’s real-time simulator with our products such as the BoomBox, the user can easily switch between off-line simulation, cHIL real-time simulation and real hardware test, all on a single test bench,” said Nicolas Cherix Chief Scientist and co-founder of Imperix. “This will save time and operating costs, as well as provide OPAL-RT users with thorough and complementary testing solutions for new algorithms, combining the digital simulation of the HIL application and its physical (hardware) validation” he added.
For more information on the Power Electronics Test Bench click here.
About OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES
Established in 1997, OPAL-RT Technologies develops and markets high performance real-time simulators used by universities, research centers and large corporations working in the automotive, aerospace, power electronics and power grid industries. Over the years, OPAL-RT has taken its place as world leaders in real-time simulation in the field of electronics by distributing powerful simulation and validation systems that feature the latest technology available on the market. For more information, visit https://www.opal-rt.com.
Imperix is a Swiss company developing high-end control equipment and prototyping hardware for power electronics, drives, smart grids and related topics. Its products are designed to enable cutting-edge innovation in corporate and academic environments. They are especially valued for their ability to accelerate the implementation of laboratory-scale power converters and facilitate the derivation of high quality experimental results.
The company also offers various levels of integration services, intended to assist its customers in their prototyping activities. As such, its offering ranges from the delivery of plug-and-play hardware and software, to that of fully customized systems involving specialized control software algorithms.
The business was incorporated in 2013 as a spin-off the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland. The company is now operating worldwide, either through direct sales or its growing network of resellers. For more information, visit https://www.imperix.ch/.
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