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With the recent advances in electrification and new technology developments in propulsion methodology, hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) test benches—historically the domain of production test—are becoming increasingly prominent in R&D. Where we used to see prototypes used in labs for validation, new R&D applications are rapidly emerging in the test bench market. Safety and cost efficiency are the main drivers for this shift in strategy.

R&D teams have unique views on real-life applications; their specific needs and validation processes differ from the needs of production. Some test-and-measurement and real-time simulator companies have a long history of collaborating on HIL test applications, due to the ever-increasing need for expertly designed sensor simulation products for the verification of today’s “Smart” PCBs, among other reasons.

This webinar is presented along with Alexandre Leboeuf, Aerospace Business Unit Manager at Opal-RT Technologies. Together, we analyze the differences that bring new challenges for companies designing HIL test benches and see how test and measurement companies have addressed the simulation challenges. This webinar also will look at the tactics of implementing simulation and how to choose the right products for your applications.

Key takeaways include:

  • The differences between R&D and production test benches
  • The engineer’s POV vs. the manager’s 
  • Why specs aren’t always what they seem
  • Scalability and how to plan ahead

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OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES offers the most complete, open, and high-performance real-time power system simulation solutions on the market. They cover every need for traditional power grid simulations, and offer an unsurpassed level of scalability to design, simulate, and test complex power systems, thanks to their unprecedented level of product integration. The capability of OPAL-RT’s products to simulate everything from fast electromagnetic phenomenon to the transient stability of large power systems, allows power system engineers and scientists to optimize the security, efficiency, and performance of microgrid, renewable energy sources, and large interconnected power grids.

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