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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Opal-RT Technologies Introduces RT-LAB XSG

via PRNewswire

MONTREAL, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Opal-RT Technologies Inc.( ), the world leader in Simulink(R) distributed real-time simulation on PC-based platforms, today introduces RT-LAB XSG, a newgeneration of wideband multi-processor engineering simulators reachingsupercomputer performance for hard real-time simulation applications. RT-LABXSG simulators integrate one or more dual-core AMD Opteron 64-bit processors,high-end Xilinx FPGA, fast OP5100 input-output interfaces and RedHawk, Real-Time Linux, with Simulink and multi-domain simulation tools such as Dymola,AMESim and CarSim.

Simulation sampling frequency can reach 200 kHz (5 micro seconds) forcomplex models executed on several Opteron processors and up to 2 MHz (500nanos) for model components executed on re-configurable FPGA processors.Models developed under Simulink are automatically downloaded to severalOpteron and FPGA processors using RTW and Auto Code code generators, XilinxSystem Generators (SG) and RT-LAB. Xilinx SG automatically transformsSimulink models into code running on FPGAs. RT-LAB automatically splits theinitial models into several sub-models, generates the code using RTW andXilinx SG, loads the models on to the specified processors and manages datacommunications between AMD and FPGA processors as well as I/O interfaces, datalogging and performance monitoring.

This powerful technology enables Opal-RT to offer compact multi-ratewideband simulators capable of reaching unprecedented flexibility in terms ofsimulation fidelity, scalability, computational power and ability to simulatefull vehicles, aircraft, spacecraft, robotics and industrial systems as wellas fleets of unmanned aircraft and ground vehicles.

A distributed power electronic energy generation and distribution systeminstalled on board aircrafts, all-electric warships, off-highway and militaryvehicles can be simulated in real-time or faster over a wide frequency range.Model components with time constants larger than about 10 microseconds areexecuted on the Opteron processors while models requiring model update time aslow as 100 nanoseconds are executed on FPGAs. Steady state and slow electro-mechanical dynamic phenomenon can then be simulated simultaneously with thedetailed simulation of high-speed voltage and current transients produced byfast switching devices.

RT-LAB XSG can be scaled from a single FPGA board up to very large 16- or64-AMD processors/FPGA clusters. Processors communicate through AMDHyperTransport(TM) inter-processor on-board communication technologies and 20-Gbits/s InfiniBand communication fabrics for inter-computer communication.

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