Don’t miss ELMG Digital Power’s own Dr. Hamish Laird contributing to the OPAL-RT panel discussion: Validation of Power Electronics through HIL. In this panel, renowned experts are going to share their vision of the future of the power electronics industry.
Hamish Laird, Chief Technology Officer at ELMG Digital Power,
Geraldo Nojima, MV Power Conversion Chief Technologist at Eaton,
Mathieu Giroux, Head of Product Engineering and Quality at ABB,
Alex Q. Huang, Chair Professor at The University of Texas at Austin
Ilknur Colak, Head of Power Electronics R&D at Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen, and
François Tempez, Business Development at OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES
Register now: https://rt21.vfairs.com/
Validation of Power Electronics with HIL is one tool to deliver better power electronics faster and with higher quality.
Come join the expert panel to see what the pitfalls and advantages of HIL are.
Register now: https://rt21.vfairs.com/
Hardware in the loop (HIL) is a testing approach where parts of the power electronic test system are the actual, final, will-be-used in the field hardware. Typically this can be the power electronics controller. The HIL unit then simulates the power converter in real-time. This setup allows testing the real controller running the real software with a simulated power converter. Errors in the control don’t explode the power converter or cause long project delays. Electrical safety is also simplified when the high voltage power converter is simulated rather than running with a high current. The key question with HIL is around the accuracy of the power converter simulation.
OPAL-RT make real-time (RT) simulators for power electronics and power systems.
ELMG Digital Power has no formal partenership with OPAL-RT. We often help our customers with all types of real-time simulation issues.
Contact ELMG Digital Power for real-time power electronics help.
Our webinar series is back! Grab your lunch or a coffee and join us for this free webinar on the basics of digital control of power electronics.
From the comfort of your own desk you can join ELMG Digital Power for a free webinar to expand your knowledge and expertise about the advantages that digital electronics provides including:
* Re-tuning the loop for component variation such as Electrolytic capacitor freeze out at low temperatures
* Management of the non-linearity of the converter
* Self-measurement of the loop response in closed and open-loop
and learn about the three key basics of digital control of power electronics these being
1. Limited number of bits.
2. Power converter characteristics including non-linearity
3. Limited PWM timer precision
This webinar will be hosted and presented by Dr. Hamish Laird, ELMG Digital Power’s CTO and a Principal FPGA and Power Electronics Engineer. Hamish has considerable experience in the design and implementation of varied digital control systems and IP for power electronics on FPGA platforms.
The webinar on Basics of Digital Control of Power Electronics: Where to start and what is important will be held May 18, 2021, at 12 Noon PDT on Zoom.
Spaces are limited.
See you at the webinar.
ELMG Digital Power Engineers and the Xilinx Alliance Program form an ongoing, valuable, and extremely productive partnership.
When asked about this ELMG Digital Power CTO, Dr. Laird said
“Maintaining ELMG Digital Power’s commitment to providing exceptional service and products is our key uniqueness. To this end we are pleased to continue in the Xilinx Alliance Program membership. We see great things happening with Xilinx All Programmable FPGAs and Zynq SoCs, UltraScale devices and the Spartan7.
It is great to see the capability of the Xilinx tools like Vitis and the Vivado Suite continue to allow exceptionally fast, reliable and robust development flows. We are really pleased to support engineers to maintain competance and capability with Xilinx tools and devices.”
Dr Laird continues
“As always this training opportunity let’s me stay capable and able to create Xilinx based power electronics controllers. Learning about the new improved HLS and Vitis tools is an invaluable capability to offer ELMG Digital Power Customers.”
The Xilinx Partner Program is a worldwide ecosystem of qualified companies who offer Acceleration solutions, IP cores, Design Services, and Board development and production. Ecosystem Partners help system designers in the rapid integration of Xilinx FPGAs, SoCs, 3DICs, intellectual property, and software-defined solutions. They offer proven products and expert design support from chip level to full turnkey product development, which accelerate time to production of complex electronic systems.
Each year ELMG Digital Power presents our regular digital power webinar series. These webinars cover everything on digital power electronics.
These webinars are free. They are open to anyone who wants to attend. Space is limited to one hundred people so get in quick.
This is the schedule for webinars for 2020 – 2021.
|Precision Correction in Digital Modulators||Tuesday 2nd June 2020||Dehli 9:30 am, Beijing 11 am, Tokyo 12 noon, Sydney 1 pm|
|Precision Correction in Digital Modulators||Tuesday 2nd June 2020||London 9 am, Frankfurt 10 am|
|Precision Correction in Digital Modulators||Tuesday 2nd June 2020||12 Noon PDT, 3pm EDT|
|Choosing your Digital Power Processor… Register||Tuesday 6th October 2020||12 Noon PDT, 3pm EDT|
|Frequency Responses for Control in Digital Power||Tuesday 10th November 2020||12 Noon PST, 3pm EST|
|Digital Frequency Response Measurement for Power Converters||Tuesday 8th December 2020||12 Noon PST, 3pm EST|
|Simulation for Control of Digital Power – what needs to be in the simulation||Tuesday 12th January 2021||12 Noon PST, 3pm EST|
|Why FPGAs are the best for Digital Power Electronics Control||Tuesday 9th February 2021||12 Noon PST, 3pm EST|
Previous webinars recordings are available. Check out a previous webinar by clicking on the video below.
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If you have just sat down at your desk with a coffee, then put that aside for a minute and grab your diary. Review your schedule for Tuesday 4th February and consider this stellar opportunity: on that day ELMG Digital Power will be hosting a FREE webinar on Digital Control of Power Electronics using Zynq.
That’s right, from the comfort of your own desk you can join ELMG Digital Power (Members of the Xilinx Alliance Program) for their Zynq Digital Power Webinar and expand your knowledge and expertise by discovering:
* What is important in digital power, including numeric precision and latency
* Why you would use a FPGA for digital power and why the Zynq SoC in particular
* Key issues in digital controllers in programmable logic, such as the serial-parallel trade-off, fixed or floating point, choosing sample rates and what precision to use
* Building blocks for digital control with ELMG’s licensable IP cores
* Using the ARM cores in the Zynq to your full advantage.
This webinar will be hosted and presented by Dr. Hamish Laird, ELMG Digital Power’s CTO and a Principal FPGA and Power Electronics Engineer. Hamish has considerable experience the design and implementation of varied digital control systems and IP for power electronics on FPGA platforms.
The webinar on Digital Control of Power Electronics using Zynq, which includes a short Q&A session, will be held on Tuesday 4th Pacific Standard Time at 10am and is available globally.
Spaces are limited.
See you at the webinar.
Improvement of software reliability is a pressing issue in the digital control of power electronics. It is commonly reported by managers and executives in large power supply purchasing OEMs that most of the issues with power supplies are due to software problems.
As part of an initiative by the Power Supply Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Reliability Committee, ELMG Digital Power provided research, examples and written material for the PSMA Software Firmware Reliability Improvement Report.
Typical issues in digital power electronics include
As software quality is the result of following and implementing a repeatable process the report details how
are used to improve code quality.
We are all really proud to be part of the effort to create this report on improving the quality of software in power supplies. It fits really well with our aim to improve the performance, efficiency and quality of digital power electronics systems.
If you are interested in having us review your software code and development process contact us.