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Performance Testing Hybrid Battery Controls with HIL

Posted by Sergio Costa on Nov 29, 2023 10:42:46 AM

Topics: BESS, Project Update, Grid Modernization

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Ensuring safe and optimized operation of novel hybrid battery technologies is difficult, particularly when developing a first demonstration prototype. This blog shows how a digital twin model of the integrated Amorphous Organic Redox-Flow Battery (AORFB) and Lithium Titanate (LTO) battery container in the HYBRIS project is used to develop and train Energy Management System (EMS) controls considering real site conditions.


This blog was written as part of the European Union’s H2020 HYBRIS project (GA No. 963652). For more information on the project, please visit the HYBRIS website

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Elevating Solar Innovation and Service Excellence with C-HIL Testing

Posted by Andrew Sellers and Debora Santo on Nov 15, 2023 11:27:17 AM

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In this blog article, we share an overview on how Controller Hardware-in-the-Loop (C-HIL) real-time testing solutions support the mission of innovation and service excellence in the solar energy market. With its role in energy transformation overall, C-HIL testing can make immense impact on the development speed, reliability assurance, and evolution of customer service within this sector. See where our vertically-integrated testing solutions can empower solar industry leaders in redefining the landscape for a more resilient and independent energy future. 

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Streamlined e-Drive HIL Testing

Posted by Cassiano F. Moraes and Heitor J. Tessaro on Nov 8, 2023 10:54:48 AM

Topics: e-Mobility, Technology Article

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In the rapidly evolving landscape of electric vehicles (EVs), ensuring the reliability of electronic control units (ECUs) is critical to guarantee the drivers' safety. Robust and continuous testing offers a future-proof solution to this challenge. Specialized testing benches, real-time simulation, and advanced modeling tools provide a complete approach to ECU testing. With the integration of fault insertion, temperature emulation, and automation, EV developers can streamline their testing processes, reduce development time, and enhance their systems' overall quality and reliability. Typhoon HIL is here to support you in this journey with the best combination of specialized software and hardware for your testing applications. Read this article to learn more.

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Next-Level UPS Design, Development, Testing, and Validation with C-HIL



This blog article is covering the story from the Schneider Electric Smart UPS Online C-HIL Core Team, where they outline the primary obstacles usually encountered in UPS design, development, and testing, as well as what a C-HIL setup brings when it comes to UPS testing. They shared what HIL benefits did the Schneider Electric Single-Phase UPS Team experienced first-hand and how the real time C-HIL solutions are supporting their mission towards automation and digitalization.

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Achieving Innovative Research in Railway Applications with HIL

Posted by Debora Santo on Oct 11, 2023 11:18:50 AM

Topics: Case Study, e-Mobility

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In this blog article, learn more about the pioneering work in power electronics of Prof. Pietro Tricoli's Power Electronics Group at the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) at University of Birmingham, which is part of the UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN).

See how their group leans onto industry-academia collaboration to produce innovative research results, transfer knowledge to industry, speed up the development of PhD research projects, and produce attractive research publications to bring innovation to their research field. 

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HIL Testing Bidirectional On-Board Chargers

Posted by Cassiano F. Moraes and Heitor J. Tessaro on Sep 27, 2023 10:17:32 AM

Topics: e-Mobility, Technology Article

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Bidirectional onboard chargers (OBCs) are a key driving force behind the growth of Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) applications, playing a pivotal role in balancing energy supply and demand. This blog explores the critical aspects of bidirectional OBCs and highlights the significance of HIL testing in ensuring their seamless integration and optimal performance.

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Validate EV Charging Protocols for Energy Management Systems with HIL

Posted by Debora Santo on Aug 16, 2023 11:04:23 AM

Topics: e-Mobility, HIL Technology, Grid Modernization

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In recent years, national economies worldwide have been constructing efforts to make their development more sustainable, which involves the electrification of transport. In the process of developing safe and cost-effective charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs), validation of charging communication protocols will play a key role. We reached out to CERTI Foundation to learn more about their recent project successes and ongoing developments in the e-Mobility space and discuss how HIL design, testing, and validation has accelerated the time to market for their solutions. 

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Streamline EV Powertrain Control Software Development with HIL

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Developing control software for EV powertrain controllers involves crucial stages such as defining requirements, designing, testing, and validating the control software interacting with each powertrain component. However, waiting until the end of the development process for testing can increase costs if faults are detected late.

This new blog explores how the combination of Infineon, Vector, and Typhoon HIL cutting-edge tools help you streamline EV powertrain software development by ensuring high quality, robust performance, resource optimization, and faster time-to-market.

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Evolving Role of Distributed Energy Demands Advanced Testing

Posted by Lisa Cohn on Jul 26, 2023 11:22:46 AM

Topics: Technology Article, Grid Modernization

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Thanks to technological advancements and economic trends, demand for sustainable energy and energy resilience in homes has risen significantly over the past decade. An increasing number of homeowners have acquired distributed energy resources (DERs) such as solar power and energy storage. The move to residential DERs represents a profound shift in how energy resources are viewed and managed. In this blog article, learn how you can address the challenges of the rising integration of distributed energy resources and big loads like EV charging in the grid with HIL testing. 

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Accelerating EV BMS Testing with HIL

Posted by Cassiano F. Moraes and Heitor J. Tessaro on Jul 12, 2023 11:19:27 AM

Topics: e-Mobility, Technology Article

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BMS testing is crucial for EVs, as it ensures safe and efficient battery usage. However, it also raises multiple engineering challenges, such as testing against diverse scenarios and charging cycles, detecting failures, and improving communication. HIL solutions such as Typhoon HIL offer accurate emulation, cost savings, and increased safety for control testing. By leveraging virtual models and cloud computing, real-time simulation enhances the efficiency of BMS validation with historical data and accurate battery models.

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