Electronic Load Module
For the hardware-in-the-loop emulation of electrical machines, such as motors or generators, dSPACE offers the DS5380 Electronic Load Module. The module is optimized for high-speed operation as required for emulating electric motors such as those in electric steering systems. It can work as both a current sink and a current source to provide bidirectional current flow, i.e., it generates or consumes real current on ECU motor outputs. The DS5380 Electronic Load Module can be combined with the DS5203 FPGA Board used in a dSPACE Simulator or the DS2655 FPGA Base Board used with SCALEXIO. In combination with the XSG Electric Components Library, they provide the fast reaction times required for controlling electrical machines. In both cases, the FPGA computes parts of the simulation model for the electrical machine, e.g., from the XSG Electric Components Library, and operates the Electronic Load Module.