Saturday, July 20, 2024

‘Real-time Simulation of Electric Vehicle Power Electronics’


Power electronics is a field that is rapidly expanding due to the increasing demand for electric vehicles and advancements in grid technologies. Developing power electronics controllers requires thorough testing to enhance performance, efficiency, and reliability. This development process involves experimenting with various active and passive components, different topologies, and extensive testing.

Traditionally, testing of controller code and circuit simulation tools were the initial stages, followed by transitioning to real hardware testing. However, shifting from a virtual environment to a real environment can pose unnecessary challenges.

To address these challenges, a webinar presented by dSpace offers insights into using a real controller with production code alongside real-time simulation of power electronics stages. Key takeaways from the webinar include the ability to change circuit component parameters during runtime using fast FPGA models, reducing the need for multiple prototype PCBs during development. Additionally, attendees will learn how to run Simscape power electronics circuits in real-time with an oversampled FPGA model, as well as change component characteristics with ease.

For those interested in exploring more topics related to EV engineering, other sessions at the Spring Virtual Conference cover a range of subjects. For instance, a session by Fujipoly delves into the challenges and solutions for automating the placement of thermal gap filler pads in electronics manufacturing. With a growing need for automation in this sector, the session focuses on incorporating gap filler pad installation into automated processes.

Moreover, the conference includes a session presented by H.B. Fuller that uncovers adhesive solutions for safe energy storage systems. This session explores the various applications of adhesives in energy storage, such as battery cell bonding, module assembly, and pack encapsulation, showcasing examples of how adhesives enable design flexibility and streamline manufacturing processes.

To reserve a spot for these informative sessions, interested participants can register for free through the provided links. The Spring Virtual Conference on EV Engineering, taking place from April 15-18, 2024, offers a comprehensive look at the EV engineering supply chain and ecosystem, covering topics ranging from motor and power electronics design to battery systems, thermal management, circuit protection, and more. Join industry experts and professionals to stay updated on the latest trends and developments in the EV engineering sector.

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