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HIL testing the state of the art in EV charging communication

Posted by Cassiano F. Moraes and Heitor J. Tessaro on Mar 2, 2023 11:39:11 AM

Topics: e-Mobility, Technology Article

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The standardization of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) communication is still under development, but a push for a globally defined standard is making interoperability possible. This article outlines the challenges of manufacturers in dealing with charging standards in constant evolution. In addition, it demonstrates how automated, real-time, hardware-in-the-loop testing can help manufacturers reduce the time and cost to develop and test their charging systems. 

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Revolutionizing Ships and Ports: The Rise of Renewable Microgrids

Posted by Debora Santo on Feb 22, 2023 12:24:57 PM

Topics: Technology Article, Grid Modernization

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In recent years, there has been a growing emphasis on making marine power systems more energy efficient and green. One way to achieve this is through hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing, a technique that allows engineers to validate control algorithms for optimization of efficient energy use and that supports the integration of various distributed energy resources (DERs) into a well-functioning whole. Read this blog to learn more from our demonstrations on how the challenges of making greener marine microgrids can be addressed with digital twins and HIL real-time simulation.

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Solving the DER communication problem with HIL Compatible and MBSE

Posted by Aleksandar Kavgic on Feb 1, 2023 12:55:06 PM

Topics: Technology Article, Grid Modernization

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Communication is often an afterthought when designing or deploying new distributed energy resource (DER) projects. In practice, though, these communication issues can make or break integration projects when deployed to the energy grid. See how HIL Compatible devices together with model-based system engineering (MBSE) can be used to safely validate communication and control issues prior to system deployment with real hardware, and drastically simplify the integration and commissioning process of new renewables, microgrids, and virtual power plants (VPPs).

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Accelerate xEV Motor Drive ECU Development and Testing with HIL

Posted by Debora Santo on Dec 21, 2022 12:06:10 PM

Topics: e-Mobility, Technology Article

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Developing and testing motor drive electronic control units (ECUs) for electric vehicles (EVs) has numerous challenges. We gathered a group of panelists from Infineon Technologies and Infinitum for a discussion on how to overcome them with hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing and validation solutions. This article is a part of our HIL e-Mobility series and includes access to the webinar recording with a dedicated motor drive ECU testing demo. 

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HIL Testing EV Drive Units with Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors

Posted by Cassiano F. Moraes and Heitor J. Tessaro on Dec 1, 2022 11:26:18 AM

Topics: e-Mobility, Technology Article

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The evolution of Electric Vehicles (EVs) is directly related to the development and use of more efficient and reliable components. Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSMs) provide higher efficiency and power density in a smaller frame, which contributes to achieving targets set forth for EVs. This article outlines the benefits of PMSMs in the e-Mobility sector and how Typhoon HIL solutions can help test and validate the complex controllers required by PMSM-based drive units using ultra-high-fidelity simulations of finite element method (FEM) models.

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Testing DC Fast Chargers Against Faults and Grid Disturbances

Posted by Cassiano F. Moraes and Heitor J. Tessaro on Nov 9, 2022 11:05:36 AM

Topics: e-Mobility, Technology Article

Testing DC Fast Chargers Against Faults and Grid Disturbances


With the rise of EVs in the mobility sector, safe testing and integration of DC fast chargers in existing grids have become a priority. See how Typhoon HIL solutions can help with rapid control prototyping of new charging infrastructure and streamline the validation testing process.

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Design Solutions When Your Vessel is a Microgrid

Posted by Matt Baker on Nov 3, 2022 12:53:29 PM

Topics: Shipboard Power Systems, Technology Article, Grid Modernization

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As vessels of all types and sizes become increasingly electrified and digitally controlled, new technology and solutions are required for systems/lifecycle engineering. This article describes Typhoon HIL’s Controller Hardware in the Loop (CHIL) solution and makes an argument for why the technology must be adopted for success.

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What is ASIL for Electric Vehicles and EV powertrains?

Posted by Florian Rohde on Oct 26, 2022 12:13:34 PM

Topics: e-Mobility, Technology Article

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Although Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) definitions are well established and understood for Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) cars, it is still somewhat unclear which ASIL levels are appropriate for pure electric vehicles (EVs). For example, what are the appropriate ASIL levels for EV Powertrain controllers such as: electric motor drive ECU, battery management ECU, onboard charger ECU, among others. In this blog, we see what ASIL means for EV development and how can Typhoon HIL solutions help you meet ASIL requirements.

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Meet our Embedded Software Team and learn what they do

Posted by Debora Santo on Oct 12, 2022 12:26:12 PM

Topics: Power Electronics, Meet our OneTEAM

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At Typhoon HIL, we work on bringing together a great selection of people to enrich our OneTEAM and share and promote our core values. We wanted to give you a chance to meet the people behind our solutions and share insight into what their daily work looks like. In this blog, we start with our Embedded software team, which is the engineering team at the heart of our real-time solutions, ensuring they run fast and with flexible connectivity.

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Fuel cell technology development and testing with HIL

Posted by Debora Santo on Oct 5, 2022 12:34:10 PM

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During our team’s visit to The University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard in France, we had a chance to interview Prof. Fei Gao, a pioneer in adopting Typhoon HIL for academic research and teaching. In this video and blog, learn more about the role HIL plays in his work within the fuel cell application field.

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