RTDS + HIL Testing: New Universal Converter Model

Learn about real-time simulation with experts from RTDS Technologies

What to Expect

Join us for a free webinar where we’ll introduce the newest solution for power electronics modelling with the RTDS Simulator: the Universal Converter Model (UCM).

The UCM offers unique advantages and capabilities, representing a step change in the industry when it comes to real-time power electronics simulation and the hardware-in-the-loop testing of power electronics controllers.

The UCM takes a Descriptor State Space modelling approach, and can achieve accurate switching at over 100 kHz in the Substep environment via an Improved Firing algorithm. In the Mainstep environment, in the 30-50 microsecond timestep range, the UCM allows for accurate switching in the 3 kHz range – without decoupling at the DC bus.

  • Get a brief history of converter modelling with the RTDS Simulator and a review of models and approaches
  • Learn the details, benefits, and applications of the new UCM
  • Watch a software demonstration via RSCAD screenshare
  • Q&A with an expert in power electronics modelling

Note: This webinar does not include a detailed introduction to electromagnetic transient (EMT) simulation or real-time operation. To learn more about these topics, listeners should watch this short video before joining.

Event Details

This webinar was held June 30, 2021. To access this webinar after it has aired, please register below and view at your convenience.


Hui Ding
R&D Supervisor, Simulation & Analytical Study

Bio: Hui Ding received the B.S. degree in power system and its automation in 2003, and the Ph.D. degree in power electronics and drives in 2010, both from North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China. From 2010 to 2012, he worked on TS-EMT hybrid simulation in Power System Department of China EPRI. From 2012 to 2014, he worked on parallel EMT simulation as a PostDoc with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba. From 2014, He joined RTDS Technologies Inc. His work responsibilities include power electronics modelling, AC/DC hybrid system interaction analysis, model development, and customer support.

KatiKati Sidwall
Simulation Specialist, Marketing & Sales with RTDS Technologies

Bio: Kati Sidwall holds a B.Eng in Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering from Carleton University, Canada. She founded the annual Carleton University Green Energy Symposium in 2010. In 2012, she received the Canadian Solar Industries Association’s Emerging Leader Award. She currently serves as a Simulation Specialist at RTDS Technologies Inc.

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