Upcoming Speedgoat Webinars

Posted: February 26, 2021


18th August 2021
Real-Time Simulation & Testing for Academic Research and Teaching


Model-Based Design is transforming the way engineers and scientists work by moving design tasks from the lab and field to the desktop. This webinar takes you one step further and shows how to close the gap between desktop simulation and controlling actual hardware.


Real-time simulation and testing is required for controlling highly dynamic systems where deterministic behaviour is vital for them to work and also for safety. Researchers and scientists accelerate the designing process of novel control strategies, verify and validate existing embedded controllers or expand real-world systems with emulated digital twins. The same workflows and concepts are used to provide a hands-on learning experience for students.


Specific topics that will be covered include:

  • Workflow Demo: Field-oriented controller (FOC) prototyping and testing of a permanent-magnet synchronous motor (PMSM)
  • Overview on key concepts of rapid control prototyping (RCP) and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL)
  • Introductions to the Simulink Real-Time™ workflow of parametrising models , executing them on Speedgoat real-time target computers and seamlessly instrumenting and monitoring them from within visualise Simulink


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1st September 2021
Testing Industrial Power Hardware with Power Hardware-in-the-Loop


This webinar will demonstrate how power hardware-in-the-loop (Power HIL) with Simscape Electrical™ and Speedgoat real-time solutions is used to test electrical equipment at full power while connected to a virtual power grid or power systems real-time simulation. Engineers use Power HIL to thoroughly validate all operating and even fault conditions of electrical equipment before connecting it to the grid, electric vehicles (EV), or other DC or AC electrical power systems. Typical devices under test (DUT) include power converters, protection relays, EV chargers, or onboard power system components. High-bandwidth electrical interfaces are emulated using power amplifiers ranging from a few hundred watts to megawatts.


Starting with models in Simulink® and Simscape Electrical, Speedgoat will discuss how to partition your models and prepare a closed-loop simulation including your DUT via power amplifiers. The webinar will discuss transmission and distribution networks, microgrids and onboard power systems like electric cars, all electric ships and more electric aircrafts. See how algorithms are transformed into code using Simulink Coder™ and HDL Coder™, and then deployed to a Speedgoat real-time system including power amplifiers, I/O interfaces, and communication protocols


Specific topics that will be covered include:

  • Trends in power systems, renewables, and electrical transportation
  • Benefits of power hardware-in-the-loop and its differences to control HIL
  • How to prepare models with Simscape Electrical for Power HIL
  • Embedded code generation from Simscape Electrical
  • Selection criteria for power amplifiers
  • Examples for different power systems like utility grids, microgrids and onboard electric systems (like battery electric vehicles, all electric ships and more electric aircrafts).
  • Typical input/output interfaces and communication protocols
  • Setting-up an experimental test bench


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