Electric vehicles (EVs) rely on batteries as their primary source of energy storage. As battery packs require battery management systems (BMS) to operate safely and reliably, it is vital to test control algorithms for state of charge (SoC) estimation or cell balancing at an early stage.
Automated hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing enables you to test control algorithms such as state of charge or cell balancing. HIL testing also helps to thoroughly validate your BMS hardware under both working and fault conditions to develop reliable, efficient, and safe systems.
Key Advantages of HIL Testing of Battery Management Systems
- Testing on real batteries is dangerous, time-consuming and expensive.
- Novel electricity-powered applications require robust and agile battery management systems.
- Short development cycles require flexible, reliable and efficient validation methods at all stages.