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From simulation to hardware testing: a low cost platform for Power Hardware in the Loop experiments

Antonello Monti, Salvatore D'Arco, Aalhad Deshmukh, Yuko Work and Antonio Lentini

Summer Computer Simulation Conference 2007 (SCSC 2007)
San Diego, California (USA), July 15-18, 2007


This paper describes a concrete experience in designing a platform for testing power electronics equipments during the prototyping phase. The experience is based on the Virtual Test Bed platform and shows a complete example of the path from specification to hardware testing for a simulation-based design approach. The paper, in particular, focuses on the interfaces challenges created by the application in the power electronics field.

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