As computational power rises and cost goes down, more and more designers are opting for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation for their high power converters and systems. It is providing the means for high-fidelity real-time simulation of the converter hardware. In short, HIL is enabling a risk-free environment for development and testing of control schemes, which is especially crucial if large and expensive systems, such as megawatt level power electronics converters are considered. In fact, using such real-time simulation tools, engineers can concurrently develop control algorithms and converter hardware function, which reduces the development time of the converter as a whole.
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