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 Mighty

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”

Compatible Simulation Systems

HYPERSIM provides engineers with complete tools to address the most complex power systems control challenges. Widely used by international industries, academic institutions and research centers, HYPERSIM offers a unique software interface dedicated to EMT power systems research. Use HYPERSIM’s rich component library, including virtual PMUs, to easily and efficiently create detailed power systems models.

eMEGASIM provides flexible, scalable, intuitive and affordable solutions for a multitude of disciplines and applications. Whether for industrial or academic use, the real-time simulation system can meet any requirement. eMEGASIM runs on the RT-LAB real-time simulation platform, fully integrated with the industry-standard Simscape Power System interface.

With almost two decades of research and development in real-time simulation and hands-on experience in power electronics, OPAL-RT has delivered eFPGASIM, the industry’s most powerful and intuitive FPGA-based real-time solution. eFPGASIM combines the performance of high-fidelity digital simulators with very the low latency required for hybrid and electrical transportation testings and R&D.

The only real-time phasor-based simulation on the market, ePHASORSIM is capable of simulating the transient stability of the world’s largest power grids. ePHASORSIM performs real-time simulation in phasor domain in order to provide all points of measure, RMS Voltages and current information, as well as phase-like real phasor measurement unit (PMU) sensoring on a power grid.

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