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Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) for PV Inverter Design

Posted by Giovanni Manchia on Apr 3, 2024 9:06:03 AM

Topics: Case Study, Grid Modernization

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Have you ever wondered how engineers test and perfect the control systems behind photovoltaic inverters? This blog article, written by the Chief Technology Officer at Fimer S.p.A. dives into the world of Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) systems, a powerful tool that creates a safe and controlled environment to simulate real-world scenarios for inverter control boards. HIL systems not only accelerate development cycles but also ensure the robustness and reliability of these critical components. Read the blog article below to learn how HIL systems are used to test everything from normal operations to extreme grid conditions, ultimately contributing to the success of the final product.

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IPG CarMaker co-simulation for BEV fault injection testing

Posted by Anja Konzept on Feb 7, 2024 11:12:36 AM

Topics: Case Study, e-Mobility


This blog article outlines the co-simulation between IPG CarMaker and Typhoon HIL, detailing how the fusion of high-frequency real-time simulations on Typhoon HIL and precise vehicle dynamics simulations in CarMaker introduces new functionalities. The co-simulation model, including a detailed battery and BMS model, is utilized for Fault Injection Testing according to ISO 26262 standards for functional safety. 

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IHI Terrasun uses Typhoon HIL to Deploy Energy Storage Systems Safely and Efficiently

Posted by Lisa Cohn and Jared Spence on Jan 17, 2024 11:00:00 AM

Topics: BESS, Case Study, Grid Modernization

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In this blog article, learn how IHI Terrasun, a battery and inverter agnostic battery energy storage system (BESS) integrator, uses Typhoon HIL's C-HIL solutions to test and ensure seamless integration of their energy storage systems before deployment. This proactive testing minimizes risks, accelerates commissioning, and ensures consistency, boosting customer confidence and project efficiency. Furthermore, IHI Terrasun's expertise contributes to the development of the IEEE2800 standard for energy storage, giving project developers an edge in meeting future requirements. Read the blog article to learn more.

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Power System Protection Testing with HIL

Posted by Debora Santo on Jan 10, 2024 11:09:54 AM

Topics: Case Study, Grid Modernization, Power System Protection


This blog article delves into the world of power system protection testing using Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) simulation, as presented by Prof. Adriano Peres de Morais from the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM) in Brazil. Prof. Adriano, a leading researcher in power system protection and an advocate for HIL technology, shares his insights and experiences using Typhoon HIL in his research and teaching activities. 

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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-assisted Development of HV Power Sources for Radiography

Posted by Boris Sasic on May 31, 2023 11:15:00 AM

Topics: Case Study, Power Electronics, High Voltage Power Supply, X-Ray Generator

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The latest developments in the X-ray medical imaging help improve diagnostic capabilities while reducing costs. X-ray generators need to keep up with the challenges imposed by new semiconductor and software technologies. Time and complexity of a “full-digital” X-ray generator development are significantly reduced by using HIL instead of a complex setup of X-ray tubes, high voltage sources, power loads and banks of various instruments, leading to faster development and innovation in the field.

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SUPPLIER and Typhoon HIL Integration for P-HIL Simulation

Posted by Luiz Henrique Meneghetti on Apr 26, 2023 11:00:00 AM

Topics: Case Study, Grid Modernization

SUPPLIER and Typhoon HIL Integration for P-HIL Simulation

In this blog, see how Typhoon HIL and SUPPLIER devices integrate to form a complete P-HIL (Power Hardware in the Loop) testbed solution for real-time control testing of microgrids. 

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Virtual Test Drive with HIL: Co-simulation with IPG CarMaker

Posted by Anja Konzept on Apr 5, 2023 11:28:40 AM

Topics: Case Study, e-Mobility


In this blog article, learn about the new possibilities for developing and validating electric vehicles through IPG CarMaker and Typhoon HIL Co-Simulation. Watch the included video to see a demonstration of the co-simulation concept and its capabilities. 

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Introducing HIL testing leads to faster research results at TMU Japan

Posted by Debora Santo on Mar 15, 2023 1:00:19 PM

Topics: Case Study, Power Electronics


The Tokyo Metropolitan University Power Electronics Laboratory conducts research on improving the performance of passive devices for power electronics and power conversion circuits. Isamu Sugiyama from MyWay had the honor to interview Prof. Dr. Keiji Wada and his PhD student, Takaya Sekiguchi, on how they use Typhoon HIL in their research. Read this blog article to learn more on how introducing HIL into their research enabled achieving faster research results in their lab. 

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