PLECS and RT Box/PLECS Coder 2-Day Workshop

 

​Day 1: Modeling and Simulation of Power Electronic Systems

09:00

Registration/networking, continental breakfast, software installation

09:30

Introduction to Plexim

  • Who we are

  • What we offer

09:45

Introduction to PLECS and principles of operation

  • PLECS Standalone and Blockset with MATLAB/Simulink integration

  • Instantaneous switching and variable-step solvers for fast simulations

  • Electrical, thermal, magnetic, mechanical modeling domains

Exercise: Modeling a switched-mode power supply

10:45

Break

11:00

Solver settings

  • Definition of stiff and non-stiff systems and related solver types

  • Configuration settings for a variable-step solver

  • Refining the simulation output efficiently

Exercise: Solver accuracy and settings

12:30

Lunch (provided)

1:30

Introduction to thermal modeling and simulation

  • Switching and conduction loss data entry

  • Thermal circuit and cooling system design

  • Junction temperature and efficiency calculations

Exercise: Thermal modeling of a buck converter

2:45

Break

3:00

Control design and advanced PLECS tools

  • Control block library for analog, digital, state machine and C-scripting

  • Built-in steady-state and small-signal analysis tools

  • Scripting for initialization and parameter sweeps

Demo: Walkthrough of features

4:30

Q&A with the experts/what’s coming in PLECS/feedback and requests

5:00

Wrap-up

 

 

​Day 2: Real-Time Simulation and Control Development and Testing for Power Electronic Systems

09:00

Registration/networking, continental breakfast, software installation

09:30

Introduction to Plexim

  • Who we are

  • What we offer

09:45

Model continuity and real-time simulation overview

  • Motivation for model-based design and model continuity

  • Control design stages and “in-the-loop” testing methodologies

  • From PLECS offline models to hardware-in-the loop (HIL) testing 
and rapid control prototyping

10:30

Break

10:45

RT Box specs and library blocks

11:15

RT Box 101

  • One-model design for both offline and real-time simulation

  • RT Box analog and digital I/O configuration

  • PLECS Coder interface walkthrough

Exercise: Introductory I/O and model discretization considerations

Exercise: Real-time VSI model development in minutes

12:30

Lunch (provided)

1:30

Timing overview, step size selection, optimizations

  • Step size and calculation time

  • Motivation for specialized real-time switch models, examples

  • Basic model optimization

Exercise: Model optimization

2:45

Break

3:00

Automatic code generation for embedded targets

  • One-model approach to simulate and generate code for closed-loop embedded control

  • Texas Instruments (TI) C2000 microcontroller (MCU) target peripherals

  • Real-time evaluation of MCU controls within simulation environment

Demo: The merits of Processor-in-the-loop (PIL)

Exercise: Hands-on code generation for a TI C2000 LaunchPad MCU

5:00

Q&A/Wrap-up

The seminars are free of charge. You can register for one or both days (see below).

Please bring a laptop for hands-on exercises!

City: 
Palo Alto, California
Country: 
United States
Date: 
3월 3rd 에서 4th, 2020
Registration: 

** REQUIRED - space is limited! ** Contact Beth Silverman, silverman@plexim.com.

You may register for one or both days.

Venue: 

WeWork
3101 Park Blvd
Palo Alto, California 94306