Use Simulink® and Speedgoat hardware to design controls for electric powertrains and their charging infrastructure from electric powertrains and power management systems to DC fast chargers. Typically composed of electric motors, power converters, battery packs, and onboard chargers, electrified powertrains can be found in battery electric vehicles (BEV), hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), busses, and scooters. Reference models in Powertrain Blockset™, Motor Control Blockset™, and Simscape Electrical™ allow you to get started seamlessly with desktop simulation. Subsequently, use the same models as real-time applications on target hardware for rapid control prototyping (RCP) and later for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing.
Perform automated tuning and automated testing of controls and hardware components with Simulink Control Design™ and Simulink Test™ to ensure that functional, safety and certification requirements are met. Then interface with your hardware with a few clicks. For example, you can configure battery cell emulators, run bus simulations for restbus or direct bus interface using CAN, CAN FD, SENT, or FlexRay, and even configure I/O interfaces to either measure or emulate resolver and encoder sensors. In addition, Speedgoat FPGA solutions can be used for RCP and HIL testing of converters with wide bandgap semiconductors (WBG) like Silicon Carbide (SiC) or Gallium Nitride (GaN), or to emulate nonlinear effects of electric motors based on finite-element method (FEM) look-up tables.
"Speedgoat together with MathWorks products offer us a very efficient workflow to design, test and validate algorithms for our battery management systems: from model design and computer simulations, to code generation and integration, and eventually to actual hardware testing."
Marc Lucea, Senior Application SW Engineer, Leclanché SA