The RTDS Simulator’s dedicated hardware platform, NovaCor, is at the heart of every simulation. Custom-developed and based on a powerful multicore processor, NovaCor can represent power systems and power electronics of varying sizes and complexities depending on the needs of the user.
Inside each NovaCor unit is a custom-built board featuring IBM®’s POWER8™ processor. World-class engineers and developers have worked to ensure that simulations run directly on the processor for unparalleled speed and efficiency. Full control of the hardware platform allows RTDS Technologies to provide customers with the confidence that complex, long-term simulations will remain stable and accurate.
Choose to unlock between 1 and 10 cores on the processor of a NovaCor unit based on your current simulation needs. Additional cores can be unlocked to expand the system’s capabilities at any time.
Additional NovaCor units can be added to your simulation system and can be used together to represent larger networks, or in parallel to handle multiple simulations.
Up to 144 units can be fully connected to represent massive networks using the IRC Switch and Global Bus Hub.
Connect input and output cards to fibre-optic ports on the rear of a NovaCor unit. Hundreds of channels can be handled on a single unit.
Conventional analogue and digital I/O (GTIO cards) are available, as well as communication-based I/O (via the GTNETx2 card).