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- November 13, 2018November 13, 2018
Submit your abstract to present at the 2019 RTDS ATC!
Want to present at RTDS ATC 2019 in Denver? This event is the perfect opportunity to share your work and expertise with an audience of power industry professionals. We are looking for RTDS Simulator users to present recent work in all application fields. Submit an abstract before March 15, 2019 for your chance to present!
- October 31, 2018October 31, 2018
The Aurora protocol is a lightweight serial protocol developed by Xilinx that is suitable for high speed point-to-point communication links. Support for the Aurora protocol exist for PB5 and NovaCor based RTDS Simulators and is available within both the main timestep and small timestep simulation environments. Aurora specifications for the PB5 and NovaCor hardwares are similar but slight differences do exist. The overview provided here focuses on the NovaCor implementation.
The RTDS Simulator’s Aurora protocol implementation allows the bi-directional exchange of 32-bit integers or floating point numbers between the simulator and another Aurora protocol compatible device. Signals are exchanged via a fiber optic cable.
The ability to output or read-in Aurora formatted packets must be licenced for each PB5 card or NovaCor chassis. Each license allows for interconnections over 4 different fiber optic cables. Each fiber optic connection supports the output of 1-64 numbers as well as the input of 1-64 numbers.
In order to read or write Aurora data to/from a fiber optic cable, either the mainstep or small timestep Aurora components must be used in DRAFT. Both of these icons are shown below and can be found if the keyword ‘aurora’ is used to search the master library.
Want more information?
We would love to answer any questions you have about interfacing the RTDS Simulator to external equipment using the Aurora Protocol. Complete this form and one of our Simulation Specialists will get back to you!
- October 11, 2018October 11, 2018
Join us next week at these conferences!
RTDS Technologies will be at conferences in Canada, United States and Germany next week!
- July 26, 2018July 26, 2018
Attention all IEEE PES GM delegates!
We invite you to join us at our Hospitality Suite, co-hosted with PSCAD, during the IEEE PES General Meeting! Rock down to Electric Avenue where our industry experts will demonstrate the latest advancements in Real Time Power System Simulation!
Pre-register for your chance to win!
Let us know ahead of time that you’re coming, and you’ll receive an extra entry into our Grand Prize draw!
- July 4, 2018July 4, 2018
Yi Zhang appointed CTO of RTDS Technologies
We are very pleased to announce the recent appointment of Yi Zhang as VP, R&D & Chief Technology Officer of RTDS Technologies!
Dr. Yi Zhang has been a valuable member of the RTDS family for 18 years. Starting with us after completing his postdoctoral research at the University of Alberta, he has been a major developer in RTDS development team for many years. Dr. Zhang has contributed to numerous developments including load flow, UMEC transformer, various HVDC and FACTS models, etc. In his most recent position as VP, R&D-Power Systems, Dr. Zhang led a highly technical team of engineers responsible for model development and applications. Dr. Zhang has been a key contributor to RTDS’ success, not only in a technical capacity, but also in marketing & sales as he also performs the role of Acting Manager for the China region. He brings a unique combination of expertise to the CTO role with his technical background and customer-facing experience. Reporting to the CEO, he will provide overall strategic technical direction and lead the R&D function including hardware, software & model development.
Dr. Zhang is a registered professional engineer in the province of Manitoba. He holds Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba and Shanghai Jiaotong University. Dr. Zhang also serves as an adjunct professor of the University of Manitoba and an editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery.