RT Box Workshop

Real-Time Simulation using the PLECS RT Box

Full-day, hands-on workshop in Livonia, just outside of Detroit MI USA. 


In the workshop, you will learn modeling techniques for real-time simulations using PLECS with the RT Box. You will work hands-on with hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) and rapid control prototyping (RCP) application examples. Topics discussed include general use and capabilities, model development and optimization, and timing and step size selection. The required software and RT Box hardware will be provided for the workshop.


8:00 am

Continental Breakfast, Registration and Installation of Necessary Tools

9:00 am

Overview and Introduction to RT Box Workflow using PLECS

  • RT Box overview and specifications
  • Principles of operation
  • RT Box library blocks for I/O definition
  • Workflow from offline models to HIL testing and RCP via code generation

9:30 am

RT Box Introductory Exercise

  • RT Box features

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

10:15 am

Coffee Break

10:30 am

Real-time Simulation of a Voltage Source Inverter (VSI)

  • Model creation using PLECS RT Box library blocks

  • Deployment onto the RT Box

Hands-on exercise: Offline to real-time simulation of a 3-phase VSI

12:00 pm


1:00 pm

Timing Overview and Step Size Selection

  • System latencies and timing diagrams
  • Step size selection and model calculation time
  • Motivation for sub-cycle averaging using PWM Capture capability
  • Switch implementations comparison buck converter example

1:45 pm

Model Optimization Techniques

  • Sub-cycle averaging and Power Module components
  • Model splitting to reduce states

Hands-on exercise: Model splitting example

3:00 pm

Coffee Break

3:15 pm

Virtual Prototyping

  • RCP motivation and concepts
  • Building control logic in PLECS

Hands-on exercise: Virtual prototyping example

4:00 pm


4:30 pm

End of Workshop



The workshop is free of charge. Participats will receive documentation, a continental breakfast, coffee breaks and lunch.

The maximum number of participants is twelve (12).

Please bring a laptop computer.

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

Livonia, MI
Vereinigte Staaten
Donnerstag, 12. September 2019, 8:00 Uhr bis 16:30 Uhr

Bryan Lieblick, Plexim Applications Engineer


Beth Silverman
info@plexim.com, +1-617-209-2121


Courtyard by Marriott Detroit Livonia
17200 N Laurel Park Dr
Livonia, MI 48152