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 3.4:
PLECS introduces a new physical domain for translational and rotational motion. Included in the library are non-linear components for modeling clutches, backlash, hard stops and stick-slip friction. Combined with the electrical and control domains, the mechanical domain facilitates the design of complete systems such as advanced servo drives and electric powertrains for vehicular applications.
PLECS Standalone can now be started in demo mode for unlicensed users. In this mode the PLECS demo models can be opened and simulated and new models can be designed and run, but not saved.
Code generation is now also available for PLECS Standalone. The PLECS Standalone Coder produces ANSI-C code for real-time simulators such as hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) systems. The fidelity of the generated code can be verified by executing the generated code directly from within PLECS.
"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 Technologies