Simulation Software for Power Electronics
PLECS® is the tool of choice for high-speed simulations of power electronic systems. It is available in two editions: PLECS Blockset for seamless integration with MATLAB®/Simulink®, and PLECS Standalone, a completely independent product.
What's new in Version 3.7
- Thermal Modeling
Semiconductor losses can now be described using functional expressions in addition to lookup tables. It is also possible to define custom parameters (such as gate resistance) and describe their influence on the device losses.
- Enhanced Scope
The Scope has been enhanced with a new "stripchart” scrolling mode and a dynamic y-axis auto-scaling method that is based on the currently visible signal values.
- Processor-in-the-Loop (PIL)
The Processor-in-the-Loop framework has been extended to support Microchip dsPIC33F, STM 32F4 and TI 2837x dual-core Delfino MCUs.
- Physical Connections between Circuit Blocks
In the PLECS Blockset it is now possible to create physical (electrical, magnetic, thermal or mechanical) connections between multiple Circuit blocks in a Simulink model.
Coming Soon: RT Box
The PLECS RT Box is a state of the art real-time simulator. With its 32 analog and 64 digital input/output channels and its 1 GHz dual-core CPU it is a versatile processing unit for both real-time hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing and rapid control prototyping.
"Using PLECS for simulation very much corresponds to the way electrical engineers think: model building is straight forward and the calculations run both, reliably and quickly."
— Ralf Juchem, SMA Technologie AG