RSCAD Version 5: Spotlight on GTFPGA-SV

RSCAD Version 5: Spotlight on GTFPGA-SV

V5_iconRTDS Technologies is excited to announce the release of RSCAD Version 5 (click here to download the information sheet). This new version of the RSCAD software offers many new advantages to users of the RTDS Simulator, including an overhauled compiler and Distribution Mode. Among these new features is GTFPGA-SV: a new way of outputting IEC 61850 Sampled Values (SV) data streams from the RTDS Simulator. The GTFPGA-SV component significantly increases the number of SV data streams that can be output from the RTDS Simulator.

The GTFPGA-SV component available in RSCAD V5 provides IEC 61850-9-2LE and IEC 61869-9 SV communications using the dedicated GTFPGA Unit hardware, pictured below. The GTFPGA Unit is connected to the RTDS Simulator via a fibre optic cable, which runs from the rear of the GTFPGA Unit to one GTIO port on the rear of a PB5 Processor Card. It can be connected to external IEDs through the sixteen Ethernet ports on the front of the GTFPGA Unit.

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When using the IEC 61850-9-2LE streaming configuration, one GTFPGA Unit can simultaneously output:

  • 16 data streams for up to 4 current and 4 voltage channels each, at a rate of 80 samples/cycle (1 ASDU) or 256 samples/cycle (8 ASDU)

When using the IEC 61869-9 streaming configuration, one GTFPGA Unit can:

  • 16 data streams for up to 24 quantities, at a rate of 80 samples/cycle (1 ASDU), 96 samples/cycle (1 ASDU), or 4,800 Hz (2 ASDU)
  • 16 data streams for up to 9 quantities, at a rate of 256 samples/cycle (8 ASDU) or 14,400 Hz (6 ASDU)

In IEC 61869-9 mode, the quantities can be currents, voltages, or time-delay. The time-delay channel is the first channel in a Chinese National Standard merging unit SV data stream.


Read the full RSCAD V5 Release Notes via our client login area for a comprehensive look at all of the updates and new features available with RSCAD V5. You can also download the feature sheet from our Downloads page.

 For more information, please contact our team at rtds@rtds.com.