Traction inverter design and validation engineers need to test hybrid and electric vehicle inverters for software and electrical functionality at the signal level with a closed loop simulator. Physical testing with a dynamometer is costly, limited in test coverage, and introduces potential safety concerns and risk to expensive test equipment. Combined with the challenge of rapidly evolving DUTs, it becomes increasingly difficult to meet aggressive time-to-market demands.
Real-time models cleanly integrated from MathWorks Simulink® software and debugging capabilities through External Mode
Tight synchronization between CPU and FPGA models
Signal conditioning and fault insertion enable more comprehensive testing in simulation
Flexibility with preassembled systems leveraging NI modular platforms capable of testing one, two, or four DUTs that can be scaled with your requirements
Industry standard mass interconnect—simplified and reconfigurable point-to-point wiring
Simulating inverters and motors using models running on FPGAs ensures more comprehensive test coverage. See how NI and our partner, OPAL-RT, use our inverter test software and FPGA modelling tools to validate EV powertrain components in real time.
OPAL-RT is the global NI Partner for integrating customized Inverter Test Systems into your existing workflows. They specialize in hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing and PHIL/FPGA-based real-time simulation through FPGA power electronics solvers that require little to no FPGA expertise from you.
NI partners with you throughout your application’s life cycle by delivering instructor-led and online Inverter Test System training, technical support, repair, and replacement. More comprehensive services include on-site and remote bring-up, as well as professional services ranging from integration engineering and methodology consulting to resident engineering.
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