The successful and reliable implementation of Hardware-in-the-Loop for power electronics applications requires sound models, fast program execution with reaction times below a few microseconds, and fast I/O communication, so that the controller is put under test in conditions identical to those it would be submitted to in reality. One also needs a set of tools to monitor and interact with the simulator to acquire data, and visualization tools to interpret results (scope, graphs, data logging, etc.).
Based on RT-LAB simulation platform, OPAL-RT’s FPGA Electric Machine Library is integrated within eFPGASIM unique software environment and is the ideal platform for designing and testing controller and power electronics and electric drive systems.
The FPGA Electric Machine Library includes a power electronic and motor library that lets you simulate all components forming the electrical motor drive system. It includes detailed mathematical model of different type of electrical motors such as: