RealTime Power Electronics Lab by OPAL-RT

RealTime Power Electronics Teaching Software by OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES is part of an educational laboratory that combines software, hardware, and lab resources to teach power electronics to university undergraduate students. Students can experiment and learn power electronics such as converters, rectifiers, and inverters, including the control logic with hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) and rapid control prototyping (RCP) tools commonly used in innovative power electronics industry research and development.


  • Students experiment with converters, rectifiers, and inverters to learn fundamental power electronics conversions.
  • Students learn control logic with common HIL and RCP tools


Level University
Topic Power Electronics
Style Laboratory
Prerequisite Skills Knowledge of power electronics components and basic programming



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Required Software

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  • LabVIEW Full or Professional Development System 2014 or higher 
    • LabVIEW for myRIO Toolkit 2014 or higher 
    • LabVIEW Real-Time Module 2014 or higher
    • LabVIEW FPGA Module 2014 or higher
    • LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Toolkit 2014 
    • NI-RIO 14.0.1 or higher
  • Real Time Power Electronics Teaching Software (cRIO9068) by OPAL-RT
  • NI CompactRIO Waveform Library

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