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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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Power System Stability Research with HIL at the University of Trieste

Posted by Debora Santo on Mar 25, 2024 12:07:37 PM

Topics: Grid Modernization


This blog article explores the research of Prof. Daniele Bosich from the University of Trieste in Italy, focusing on his group’s work on DC system stability using Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) simulation. It delves into the challenges, solutions, and advantages of using Typhoon HIL for research, education, and industry collaboration in power systems. 

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Teaching with HIL: Machine and Converter Testing at UTBM

Posted by Daniela Chrenko on Feb 22, 2024 10:57:10 AM

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At the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM) in Belfort, France, energy and electric engineering students use Typhoon HIL to control a multi-purpose laboratory bench, containing different types of machines and converters. In the context of a student project, students contributed to the application of a Typhoon HIL HIL402 system with the goal of controlling the multi-purpose platform. Learn more about this project in this blog article! 

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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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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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