|Title||Dynamic Simulation of Electric Machines on FPGA Boards|
|Publication Type||Conference Papers|
|Authors||H. Chen, S. Sun, D. Aliprantis and J. Zambreno|
|Conference Name||Proceedings of the International Electric Machines and Drives Conference (IEMDC)|
This paper presents the implementation of an induction machine dynamic simulation on a ﬁeld-programmable gate array (FPGA) board. Using FPGAs as computational engines can lead to signiﬁcant simulation speed gains when compared to a typical PC computer, especially when operations can be efﬁciently parallelized on the board. The textbook example of a free acceleration followed by a step load change is used to outline the basic steps of designing an explicit Runge–Kutta numerical ordinary differential equation (ODE) solver on the FPGA platform. The FPGA simulation results and speed improvement are validated versus a Matlab/Simulink simulation.