Category | Design and Simulation

Rapidly Design, Prototype, and Test your DSP Controller with PSIM and Typhoon HIL

Posted on 28 May 2019

      By Ivan Celanovic and Nikola Celanovic Typhoon HIL Inc., USA; Hua Jin, Powersim, Inc, USA and Simone Castellan, University of Trieste, Italy The growing complexity of power electronics (PE) systems, intensifying competition, rapidly shrinking product development cycles, and exploding test and quality assurance costs are forcing power electronics industry to accelerate the [...]

Hardware-in-the-Loop testing as a Key Element in the Development of High Performance Battery Emulators

Posted on 27 May 2019

      The AVL e-Storage System family is a significant player on the market of dynamic power supplies in automotive industry. To fulfill the growing performance requirements, leading-edge control strategies are introduced in the new generation of AVL products. Hardware-in-the-Loop testing is an important tool for the development team, helping to reduce control algorithm [...]

Power Cycling Community 1995-2014

Posted on 23 May 2019

      An overview of test results over the last 20 years Semiconductor lifetime is a key factor for economical and sustainable use of power electronics. To assess the lifetime of power electronic modules, active power cycling tests are a state-of-the-art procedure. This article shows the results of 110 publications from the last 20 [...]

600V GaN-on-Si Device’s Extended Lifetime Testing Show High Levels of Reliability Results

Posted on 06 May 2019

      Developing the next generation power semiconductors for efficient electricity conversion is an important task for a sustainable economy. The adoption of any new semiconductor device is based upon the confidence that the device will improve system performance and not degrade during the life of the targeted application. By Carl Blake, Kurt Smith [...]

Investigating Effects of Non-Idealities of Current Sensors and Powertrain on the Performance of an EV System

Posted on 01 April 2019

      Drive system applications experience a significant coupling between the controls, electrical and mechanical domains. To fully understand the behavior of the entire electromechanical system, the characteristics of the individual domains and their effects on the overall system must be taken into account. PLECS is a simulation tool developed for drives engineers that [...]

Design, Simulation and Protection

Posted on 25 February 2019

      Integrated architecture approach combining power semiconductor components efficient A constantly growing global population coupled with higher and higher demand for power has led to corresponding growth in needs for power electronics equipment, especially converters and energy storage systems. Those needs are also expressed in key requirements, chief among them better energy efficiency [...]

Multi-Physical Domain Modeling of a DFIG Wind Turbine System using PLECS® Simulation Software

Posted on 30 January 2019

      Power conversion systems comprise several physical domains including electrical, magnetic, thermal, and often mechanical subsystems. To fully understand the behavior of the overall system prior to construction, and therefore increase likelihood of a successful design, the characteristics of the individual domains and their effects on the power converters must be taken into [...]

A Simple, Low-cost Technique for Compensating Isolated Converters

Posted on 25 November 2019

      The majority of flyback regulators today are controlled by IC´s with ever increasing integration of functions. Where the classic UCC regulators from Unitrode/TI expected the user to decide on voltage mode or current mode control, generate their own PWM ramps, compensating ramps (where appropriate) and current limit circuitry, the modern controller or [...]

Hardware-in-the-Loop Solution for Test and Verification of Micro-Grid Converters

Posted on 07 October 2019

      Micro-grid converter control development, and testing made simple with ultra-high fidelity embedded Hardware-in-the-Loop system By Andreas Dittrich - Enerdrive GmbH and Vlado Porobic - Typhoon HIL, Inc. Micro-grid technology introduction The power generation market is rapidly changing. With proliferation of micro-grid solutions and distributed energy generation (DER) evermore attention is being focused [...]

Test and Validation of Grid Connected Battery Storage Controller

Posted on 02 September 2019

      Desktop power electronics control testing Transmission and distribution (T&D) grid connected energy storage controlled by power electronics (PE) improves power quality, and reduces the need for additional investments in T&D infrastructure, but assumes well tested control algorithms that comply with T&D grid codes. To streamline the process of grid connected converter controller [...]