Embedded Software IP & Technology Transfer in Power Electronics Applications

FPGA Technology as a Platform for Innovation Integration in Motor Drives Apps

For those who didn’t have the chance to be at e-Drive’s Motor, Drive & Automation System conference in San Antonio, TX last march, you may have a look at the slides of my presentation :

Note: this presentation has been tailored to be given to a motor drives specialist audience, not to a FPGA-based embedded system designers audience.

IECON 2011: Special Session on FPGA for Industrial Control Systems

IECON 2011 – The 37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society – is going to be held in Melbourne, Australia this year and your might be interested in participating in the Special Session titled “FPGA for Industrial Control System”. For more informations, please click here.

Note that call for paper deadlines have been extended to May 15th, 2011.

ECCE 2010 Conference

I will attend IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exhibition Conference 2010 at Atlanta next september 12-16. If you happen to be there too, I’d be pleased to meet you at booth #208 !

OPAL-RT Realtime 2009 Conference in Montréal

I am just arriving from attending OPAL-RT’s RealTime 2009 Conference held in Montreal from August 30th-September 2th. People from all around the world gathered to this conference to share experience using OPAL-RT RealTime Simulators, to give new perspectives of this technology or simply to learn more about this kind of products. Many industries/applications were represented : power systems, aerospace, automotive, industrial motor drives, wind turbines, etc. To know more about OPAL-RT technology, please read one of my previous post .

OPAL-RT Demonstration at RealTime 2009

Source : OPAL-RT

On the picture above (click to enlarge), Philippe Venne from OPAL-RT (on the right side) is presenting a real time simulation demontration of a 17 wind turbine wind farm to Frédéric Colas from Université de Lille (France). The experiment running on the picture (from the simulator located on the left side of the screen) is a short-circuit from phase A to ground at the point of connection of the farm on the network. The graphs on the left are the voltages and currents at the point of connection; the graph on the top right is the torque of the wind turbine rotor during the fault. Finally, the graph on the bottom right is the DC bus voltage during the fault.

Many other hand-on demonstration were presented on various topic of applications. It looks very promising for RealTime 2010 conference.

Embedded World 2009 : MotionFire & Falcon Eye FPGA-based Motor Control platforms to be demoed

If you plan to attend the next Embedded World conference in Germany, don’t miss the opportunity to take a look at MotionFire and Falcon Eye demos to be respectively presented at Sasco Holz and EBV stands.

A very special and interesting FPGA-based multi-axis motor control demo is going to be shown by EBV with its ‘Man/Women versus Machine’ competition robot football game.

Actel are also going to present a demo based on their Icicle kit which is described as a “miniature motor control and human machine interface“.

See you there !