As power converters and motor drives get more complex with faster switching speeds, a high-performance digital control development system is required. PSIM combined with the PE-Expert4 development system provides a dedicated tool for each aspect of this workflow.
This video explains how digital control code can be generated from PSIM to run on the PE-Expert4, a high-performance DSP/FPGA development system. The PE-Expert4 can be used to control hardware, a motor drive in this video, or interfaced with the Typhoon-HIL for a high fidelity real-time hardware simulation. The power stage that the Typhoon-HIL is emulating can also be exported from PSIM for seamless integration of all three parts. The PSIM to PE-Expert4 code generation allows for up to 144 PWMs to be controlled at 400kHz. It is best practice to ensure that the control system works before the real-hardware is energized. A high-fidelity Typhoon-HIL can provide the real-time verification required and allow you to energize the real hardware with confidence.