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Unit Delay, Pulse Counter, and Discrete Integrator

Use of the Unit Delay, modeling a pulse counter, and modeling a discrete backwards rectangular integrator.

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Discrete Reset Integrator, Merge, & CrossDetect Blocks

Understanding the Merge and CrossDetect blocks, adding an Embed model to the Embed MenuBar, modeling a discrete reset integrator.

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Fixed Point - Fundamentals Part 1

Description and use of fixed point blocksets, block properties, blockset configuration tool and displaying fixed point overflow messages and watermarks.

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Fixed Point - Fundamentals Part 2

Application of fixed point autoscale feature and attributes of automatically generated fixed point C-code

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Fixed Point - Filters

Use of the transfer function block and filter design option to design, discretize and implement a second order low pass filter. Adjusting the discrete stepsize and fixed point format for acceptable performance are covered.

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OptiStruct – Nonlinear Axisymmetric Analysis

Nonlinear axisymmetric analysis with OptiStruct. Product: OptiStruct Product Version: OptiStruct 2019.0 or above Topic Objective Nonlinear axisymmetric analysis with OptiStruct. Topic Detail Analyzing a symmetrical portion of a structure means faster processing than if you modeled the whole structure.Axisymmetric CTAXI with 3 and 6 node tria-elements, where always available for linear analysis. From 2019.0 we support axisymmetric quad-elements with 4 or 8 nodes.

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Controlling LEDs - Basics

Blink the red LED on a Texas Instruments F28069M LaunchPad board at 0.5Hz. The model is expanded to blink the red and blue LEDs alternately at 0.5 Hz and then at 10Hz.

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Controlling LEDs - Frequency Controlled

Example of host-to-target communication to blink the red LED on the target Texas Instrument F28069M LaunchPad Development Kit using an Embed slider block.

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Controlling LEDs - Frequency Controlled With "On Time" Measurement

Host-to/from-target communication to blink the red LED on the Target Texas Instrument F28069M LaunchPad Development Kit

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Compound Blocks - Basics

Create compound blocks to add levels to your model; navigate through your model; add/remove compound block connector pins; use compound block dialog constants and dialog windows; access and use built in variables

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Compound Blocks - Advanced

Discussion of two compound block features; Enabled Execution and Local Time Step. Additionally, the Local Time Step feature is applied to implement the block diagram equivalent of a "For" loop to iteratively solve a nonlinear implicit equation.

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Oscilloscope Display Using Monitor Buffer

High speed data collection using the EMBED Monitor Buffer Read and Write blocks, using the plot block to display Monitor Buffer data, displaying the % CPU usage using the Target Interface Block, and controlling the Target update time.

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Plot & Buffer blocks

Creating vectors using the Embed “buffer” block, and configuring and using the “plot” block to display “buffer” data.

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Digital Power Buck Converter Control

Voltage Mode Control

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Texas Instruments CCS Software Installation

Step by Step instructions to install the Texas Instruments Code Composer Studio and Uniflash software on your computer.

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Furuta Inverted Pendulum Control

Apply the Model -Based Development process to the design, test, and HIL testing of a swing up and balance controller for the Furuta inverted rotary pendulum.

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Add a Model to the Embed Menubar

A binary hysteresis model is developed and simulated. The model is added to the Embed Menubar under a new menu named MyModels.

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Encoders

Configure and read a US Digital S4T 4 wire quadrature incremental encoder connected to a Texas Instrument F28069M LaunchPad board.

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Altair Inspire – Mesh Control

How to use the mesh control option in Altair Inspire. Product: Altair Inspire Product Version: Altair Inspire 2018.1 or above Topic Objective Mesh control option in Altair Inspire. Topic Details Mesh controls have been added to assign an element size to parts or faces. This option would help to assign a smaller element size near critical location. The element size dictates the quality of your analysis or optimization results. In general, the smaller the element size, the more accurate the result.

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OptiStruct – Mode Tracking and Rotor Energy from Complex Eigen Value Analysis

OptiStruct – Mode Tracking and Rotor Energy from Complex Eigen Value Analysis Product: OptiStruct Product Version: OptiStruct 2019.0 or above Topic Objective Mode tracking and rotor energy from complex eigen value analysis with OptiStruct. Topic Detail Mode Tracking is now available for rotor dynamics with complex eigenvalue analysis • It is mapping the mode-shapes of a system from one state to another. • Tracking is carried out using various methods shown in the below bulk card. • Assumption is that the two states are close for eigenvectors to retain orthogonality across states. • Mode-tracking in rotor dynamics tracks modes across rotor speeds and yields a much better Campbell diagram, as shown below.

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OptiStruct – Key Performance Indicator Output

OptiStruct – Key Performance Indicator Output Product Version: OptiStruct 2018.0 or above Topic Objective Key performance indicator output in OptiStruct. Topic Detail KPI (Key Performance Indicator) • OUTPUT,KPI or DISP(KPI) .kpi ascii file is output • Currently supported for linear and nonlinear static analysis • Max value for displacement/stress/strain/plastic strain based on groups by property • Stresses and strains are supported for shells and solids KPI output filtered for user specified property (Available with V 2019.1) • KPI output is limited to the grids/elements within the output sets. Set of property could be used to request the KPI output only for a list of properties. Analysis Page: Control card: OUTPUT: KPI

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OptiStruct – Section Force Output from Pretension Bolt

OptiStruct – Section Force Output from Pretension Bolt Product Version: OptiStruct 2019.0 or above Topic Objective Section force output from pretension bolt in OptiStruct. Topic Detail Section force output from pretension bolt • No need to define SECTION manually • Solids • Automatic output of SECTION results with solid pretension bolt • Out file as well as .secres file Example:

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Buck Converters - Simulation

Simulation of the control system in order to analyze the response of the buck converter in voltage mode control. The microcontroller peripherals which are needed are simulated using the peripheral simulation blocks of the Digital Power Designer.

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Buck Converters - Compensator Coefficient Tuning

The buck converter is simulated with the coeffiecients of the compensator being the inputs. This gives us the opportunity to better tune the coefficients based on the response of the converter.

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Buck Converters - Open Loop

We take the first step to control the actual converter. We run a hardware in the loop diagram in open loop.

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Buck Converters - Closed Loop Model Design and Compilation

We look into the design of the model for closed loop control of the buck converter and look into the compilation of the model with just 3 clicks.

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Buck Converters - Closed Loop Debugging (HIL) and Flashing

Last part is running the closed loop control algorithm in hardware in the loop for validation. After validation we can revert to the design diagram and in just one step create a binary file that can be flashed to the controller.

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PMSM - Overview

Introduction of Prof. Duco Pulle and overview of the Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) lab examples

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PMSM - Open Loop Voltage Control Simulation

Short introduction to the theory of open loop voltage control of a PMSM

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PMSM - Open Loop Voltage Control HIL

Hardware Used: TI LaunchXL-F28069M, BoostXL-DRV8301, Teknic M2310

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PMSM - Open Loop Current Control Simulation

Short introduction to the theory of open loop current control of a PMSM

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PMSM - Open Loop Current Control HIL

Hardware Used: TI LaunchXL-F28069M, BoostXL-DRV8301, Teknic M2310

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PMSM - Field Oriented Control Simulation

Short introduction to the theory of closed loop field oriented control of a PMSM

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PMSM - Field Oriented Control HIL

Hardware Used: TI LaunchXL-F28069M, BoostXL-DRV8301, Teknic M2310

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PMSM - Sensorless Field Oriented Control HIL

Employing TI's FAST (Flux, Angle, Speed, and Torque) observer

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PMSM - Motor Identification for InstaSPIN FOC

InstaSPIN: Motor Control solution from Texas Instruments.

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Digital Power - Simulation Blockset overview

Brief overview of the simulation blockset of the Digital Power Designer. In this video we look into and analyze a selection of bocks used for simulation (Compensators, PWM simulation, Voltage Mode Control simulation, Buck Converter).

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Digital Power - Coefficient Conversion

Select/tune the coefficients of a PID compensator. Users can calculate the digital coefficients from the analog component values or can tune the coefficients on the fly.

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Digital Power - Model Based Frequency Response Analysis

Details of the new block of the Digital Power Designer which lets user do a frequency response analysis.

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Digital Power - Code Generable

Simulate blocks of the Digital Power Designer which can be later used for code generation to download to a microcontroller. These blocks can be both simulated and used for code generation without any alterations.

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Altair Embed Arduino - Dimming an LED in less than one minute

Introduction to pulse width modulation (PWM) and its use for dimming an LED

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Altair Embed Arduino - Dimming an LED

Introduction to PWM and its use for dimming an LED

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Altair Embed Arduino - Push Button Control

Introduction to State Charts

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Altair Embed Arduino - Control the color of an LED using Potentiometers

Hardware used: 3x 10kΩ Potentiometers 4x 220Ω Resistors 1x RGB LED 1x Arduino 1x Breadboard

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Altair Embed Arduino - Algorithm Validation using the Serial UART

Validating the algorithm for controlling the color of an LED

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Altair Embed DC Motor Current Control

Prof. Duco Pulle introduces current control of a DC Motor using a Linear Actuator

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Altair Embed Drone Control - Theory

Prof. Duco Pulle takes us through the theory of controlling a drone DC motor

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Altair Embed Drone Control - HIL Setup

Prof. Duco Pulle explains and sets up the diagram for Hardware in the Loop control of a drone DC motor

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