RT Box Workshop

Full-day, hands-on workshop in Cambridge, just outside of Boston MA USA. Learn about real-time simulation with PLECS and the RT Box! Participants should have experience with a circuit simulator such as PLECS or Simulink. 


In the workshop, you will learn modeling techniques for real-time simulations using PLECS with the PLECS RT Box. You will work hands-on with hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) and rapid control prototyping (RCP) application examples. You will see that step size can be reduced to microseconds, even for large-scale models. In addition to the technical aspects, the workshop offers an opportunity to connect with the developers of PLECS. The required software and PLECS RT Box hardware will be provided for the workshop.


8:00 am

Continental Breakfast, Registration and Installation of PLECS Features

9:00 am

Overview and Introduction to RT Box Workflow using PLECS

  • PLECS overview
  • Ideal switch concept
  • From PLECS offline models to Hardware-in-theLoop (HIL) and Rapid Control Prototyping (RCP)
  • PLECS Code Generation

Demo: HIL Simulation using a TI F28379D controlCARD

9:30 am

RT Box Introductory Exercise

  • PLECS RT Box features

Hands-on exercise: Introductory exercise with I/O ports

10:15 am

Coffee Break

10:30 am

Real-time Simulation using the PLECS RT Box

  • Creating a PLECS model 
  • Deployment on the RT Box

Hands-on Exercise: Real-time simulation example

12:00 pm


1:00 pm

Timing Overview and Step Size Selection

  • Example of a Buck Converter with continuous and switched implementation
  • Step size and calculation time
  • Motivation for sub-cycle averaging using PWM capture module
  • Example of a Buck converter with sub-cycle averaged configuration

1:45 pm

Model Optimization

  • Sub-cycle averaging and power modules
  • Model splitting

Hands-on exercise: Model splitting example

3:00 pm

Coffee Break

3:15 pm

Rapid Control Prototyping

  • Concept of RCP
  • Building controls on PLECS

Hands-on exercise: RCP example

4:30 pm

Q&A - End of Workshop



The fee of US$500.00 covers workshop participation, documentation, Continental breakfast, coffee breaks and lunch.

The maximum number of participants is six (6).

Please bring a laptop computer.

Email info@plexim.com with questions or to register.

Cambridge, MA
United States
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

"The seminars combined with hands-on training provided by application engineers from Plexim are packed with insightful tips and techniques. Let me paraphrase newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane here. A Plexim workshop is worth a thousand page long manual. Be there!"
— Bartlomiej Ufnalski, Warsaw University of Technology