Customizable systems for power electronics research
The ultimate prototyping controller for power electronic applications
A collection of ready-to-use application examples, technical notes, and product user guides.
Half-bridge modules for configurable power inverters and similar topologies.
Comprehensive software environments for simulation and code generation
The ultimate controller for advanced product-embedded applications
A ready-to-use solution to discover the power of the B-Board PRO
imperix is a provider of rapid control prototyping solutions
Imperix develops high-end control hardware and prototyping equipment for power electronics, drives, smart grids, and related topics.
Our products are designed to accelerate the implementation of laboratory-scale power converters and facilitate the derivation of high-quality experimental results.
Finally, we also offer various levels of integration services, ranging from the delivery of plug-and-play hardware and software to that of fully customized systems.
Fully-programmable digital controllers
Converter control systems
Imperix controllers distinguish from other digital control systems by being exclusively tailored for power electronics. This results in specific hardware characteristics as well as extensive pre-implemented software capabilities. Besides, our controllers are also very easy to use, thanks to their dedicated operating system plus intuitive computer software.
Rapid control prototyping (RCP) system
The B-Box RCP is a fully programmable DSP+FPGA controller dedicated to power electronic converters. Specially engineered for rapid control prototyping (RCP), it features hardware protections as well as high hardware and software flexibility.
Embeddable inverter controller
The B-Board PRO is the heart of the RCP controller. That said, it is also available as a standalone product for embedded applications. The board features a dual-core ARM processor and a Kintex-grade FPGA, plus advanced communication capabilities and extensive I/Os.
A modular approach of power electronics
Power converter modules
Imperix power modules are ready-to-use building blocks, which allow building up almost any power converter topology. They exist in various power ratings and internal structures. Each module notably features:
- Power semiconductors and gate drivers
- Voltage and current sensors, with local protections
Modules can be integrated within rack-mountable chassis and enclosures. Additional passive filtering elements are also available.
Control software development
Easy controller programming
Imperix provides control software development tools dedicated to power electronics. Two Software Development Kits (SDK) are proposed, dedicated to either graphical or C/C++ programming.
Engineers are thus free to choose between the automated generation of code – from Simulink or PLECS – or the superior flexibility and performance of hard coding:
C/C++ code development
The C/C++ programming SDK provides everything engineers need to program the controllers in a straightforward manner. For advanced users and complex projects, C/C++ is a must, thanks to its superior flexibility and performance over the ACG SDK.
Graphical control design
The Automated Code Generation (ACG) SDK allows generating code and programming real-time controllers directly from Simulink or PLECS, which is achieved in only one click! This also enables realistic simulation of the complete application before the actual programming.
Fields of application
Imperix provides tailored solutions for all sorts of rapid control prototyping activities in power electronics. Our products enable engineers to work faster by saving time on their own development efforts.
Thanks to their modular nature, imperix products are ideally suited for teaching applications. They indeed possess all the features to be safely put in the hands of students.
Imperix products are also well suited to conduct laboratories or students projects at the graduate or undergraduate level.
Furthermore, imperix offers scalable solutions for research in power electronics, renowned for their ability to accelerate prototyping activities, thanks to ready-to-use hardware.
Thanks to our rapid control prototyping tools, development engineers can go early to the lab and challenge their converter control techniques in a real-world environment!
Finally, with a complete family of control hardware, imperix is able to support the whole life cycle of power conversion systems, from R&D to commercial products.
Notably, our solutions alleviate the various challenges occurring along the product development cycle, contributing to reduce the time to market and mitigate design risks.