Power Electronics

POWER

ELECTRONICS

Uncompromising Speed and Accuracy

For nearly 20 years, OPAL-RT has conducted extensive research and development in the field of power electronics, in order to deliver the fastest and most accurate real-time simulation. OPAL-RT platforms for testing and validation of electronic controls cover a wide range of applications, from renewable energy conversion to highly complex multi-modular converters (MMC) and the electric motors of tomorrow’s transportation industry.

By combining precise expertise, experience and mathematical innovation, OPAL-RT has succeeded in creating the market’s fastest computing level for real-time simulation on FPGA for power electronics applications. Fast real-time simulation achieves more accurate results and increases HIL and RCP test coverage, and now pushes back the boundaries of what is achievable with PHIL applications.

Low Voltage Ride Through (LVDT) Capability of Solar Energy Inverters Using an FPGA-based Real-Time Simulator

This Hardware-in-the-Loop demo consists of an inverter controller for grid-connected solar energies and an OP4510 real-time simulator. The controller, developed by the GREENLAB of Hefei University of Technology, is capable of low-voltage ride through–while the Electric Hardware Solver (eHS) is running on the OP4510, and simulates the entire grid-connected solar-energy inverter in real-time on the FPGA at a time step of less than 250 nanoseconds. The design of circuit schematic is done using the new OPAL-RT Schematic Editor.

Explore these OPAL-RT Products and Systems

Explore how these OPAL-RT products and systems can enhance the accuracy of the testing process and increase the reliability and safety of new products.

eFPGASIM

eFPGASIM is a combination of software and hardware used for real-time simulation on FPGA for the power electronics industry. The intuitive workflow of the eHS solver enables the fast and accurate creation of applications and design cycles.

OP4200

The OP4200 offers Hardware-in-the-Loop, Rapid Control Prototyping, data acquisition, and I/O expansion capabilities in a desktop-friendly package to support power electronics and electric drive applications across industry and academia.

Customer Success Stories

ABB uses an OPAL-RT real-time simulator to validate controls of medium voltage power converters.

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APERT uses an OPAL-RT system for FPGA simulation of matrix power converters.

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RSE uses an OPAL-RT real-time simulator to develop and test universal compensator controllers.

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