NI FPGA-based smart grid development system
National Instruments has introduced a single-board RIO GPIC embedded development system for smart grid power conversion systems.
With a LabVIEW system design toolchain, the system provides a standard set of analogue and digital I/O and 58 DSP cores embedded in the FPGA fabric for smart-grid power electronics applications, including DC-to-AC, AC-to-DC, DC-to-DC and AC-to-AC converters for flexible AC transmission systems, renewable energy generation, energy storage and variable speed drive applications.
The graphical system design toolchain includes a power electronics circuit simulator for rapid development and verification of user-defined LabVIEW FPGA control algorithms.
The development board is based on 58 DSP core hardware parallel Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA.
An embedded 400MHz PowerPC processor with VxWorks real-time OS supports smart-grid networking protocols DNP3, IEC 60870-5 and IEC 61850, onboard COMTRADE (IEEE 37.111) data logging, and standard three-phase IEC, EN and IEEE power quality analysis.
NI Single-Board GPIC Overview: http://www.ni.com/gpic/
Product Page: http://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/210889/
Power Electronics Development Center: www.ni.com/powerdev