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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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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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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

HERO Image_HIL Testing Bidirectional On-Board Chargers

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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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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Developing Innovative Rare-Earth-Free Motor Topologies with HIL

Posted by Cassiano F. Moraes and Heitor J. Tessaro on Jun 21, 2023 11:40:32 AM

Topics: e-Mobility, Technology Article

Rare-earth-free EV motors blog

Permanent magnet (PM) motors, using heavy rare-earth elements like Neodymium, Terbium, and Dysprosium, have been the go to choice for electric vehicle (EV) motors due to their efficiency and power density. However, complex extraction processes and limited supply chains have led to price volatility. To overcome these challenges, the e-Mobility industry is increasingly focusing on developing rare-earth-free electric motors. These motors aim to achieve higher speed, power density, and voltage at a lower cost, reducing reliance on rare-earth elements and promoting a sustainable future for electric transportation, and real-time simulation and testing tools solutions Typhoon HIL aid their development. Read this blog article to learn more.

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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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Simplify and Validate DC Fast Charging Interoperability with HIL

Posted by Debora Santo on Mar 22, 2023 12:00:00 PM

Topics: e-Mobility, Technology Article

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Reliable high-power charging is vital to providing support for the wider adoption of battery electric vehicles (BEVs), both in passenger and commercial segments. In this blog article, see how model-based engineering tools are being utilized to empower agile control development and testing. This text is based on the same-titled webinar from our e-Mobility series that demonstrates how electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) is tested using hardware-in-the-loop (HIL). Keep reading and watch the webinar recording to learn more!

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