New Features

R2014b (Version 6.2) - Released 2 Oct 2014

Version 6.2, part of Release 2014b, includes the following enhancements:

Simscape Components

  • Harmonics option in Voltage Source block
  • Wye-Connected Variable Load blocks
  • Three-Level Converter block
  • Machine Mechanical Power and Synchronous Machine Field Circuit interface blocks
  • Ideal Rectifier block

Specialized Technology

  • Tustin/Backward Euler discretization method
  • Bipolar PWM option in PWM Generator (2-Level) block
  • Parameter estimation for Stern model in Supercapacitor block

See the Release Notes for details.

Previous Releases

R2014a (Version 6.1) - 6 Mar 2014

Version 6.1, part of Release 2014a, includes the following enhancements:

Simscape Components

  • Time-Based Fault and Enabled Fault blocks
  • Saturation option for Synchronous Machine models
  • Harmonic analysis functions

Specialized Technology

  • Aircraft fuel cell hybrid emergency power system example
  • Text labels for Machine Block Bus output signals
  • Three-phase 3-Level Inverter with direct specification of diode and IGBT characteristics

See the Release Notes for details.

R2013b (Version 6.0) - 5 Sep 2013

Version 6.0, part of Release 2013b, includes the following enhancements:

Third Generation

  • Third Generation block libraries based on Simscape technology
  • Expandable three-phase electrical ports for single-line diagrams
  • Machines and transformers customizable using Simscape language, with examples

Second Generation

  • Electric Drive blocks with improved measurement outputs

See the Release Notes for details.

R2013a (Version 5.8) - 7 Mar 2013

Version 5.8, part of Release 2013a, includes the following enhancements:

  • Control and measurement blocks automatically configured based on simulation mode
  • Supercapacitor block
  • power_analyze function that now calculates state-space matrix based on switch state
  • Additional diagnostic controls for SimPowerSystems models

See the Release Notes for details.

R2012b (Version 5.7) - 11 Sep 2012

Version 5.7, part of Release 2012b, includes the following enhancements:

  • Seven IEEE automatic voltage regulator (AVR) excitation blocks
  • power_new function that creates new Simulink model with recommended settings for SimPowerSystems models
  • Optional Simscape mechanical rotational port for SimPowerSystems electric drives models
  • Simscape Interface blocks now permitting user-defined initial conditions
  • power_fftscope function now generating plots directly from MATLAB command prompt, with additional display options

See the Release Notes for details.