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Simscape Power Systems

Latest Releases

R2016a (Version 6.5) - 3 Mar 2016

Version 6.5, part of Release 2016a, includes the following enhancements:

  • SimPowerSystems renamed to Simscape Power Systems

Simscape Components

  • Thermal Port Option for IGBT Block: Model heat losses in insulated-gate bipolar transistors
  • Thermal Library: Model thermal behavior using equivalent thermal circuit and thermal resistance blocks
  • Mutual Resistance Parameter for Transmission Line Block: Model line-to-line resistance in long cable runs

Specialized Technology

  • Battery Block Heat Loss Model: Specify separate heat loss data for charging and discharging batteries
  • Battery Cut-Off Voltage Parameter: Specify minimum allowable battery voltage

See the Release Notes for details.

R2015b (Version 6.4) - 3 Sep 2015

Version 6.4, part of Release 2015b, includes the following enhancements:

Simscape Components

  • Single-Phase Circuit Breaker (with arc) block
  • Nonlinear Transformer and Nonlinear Inductor blocks
  • Back EMF profile parameterization for ​Brushless DC Motor block​

Specialized Technology

  • Fundamental Drive Blocks library
  • Power converter blocks
  • Load flow analysis for systems with unbalanced currents or single-phase connections
  • External temperature input for Battery block
  • Flickermeter block and statistical module function

See the Release Notes for details.

R2015a (Version 6.3) - 5 Mar 2015

Version 6.3, part of Release 2015a, includes the following enhancements:

Simscape Components

  • Asynchronous machines with SI parameterization
  • Synchronous Machine Model 2.1 blocks
  • Zigzag-Delta1-Wye and Zigzag-Delta11-Wye Transformer blocks
  • Average-Value Inverter block

Specialized Technology

  • PV Array block
  • Annotation and export options for Load Flow Tool
  • power_customize function for creating custom Specialized Technology blocks
  • Three-limb core option for three-phase transformer blocks
  • Interpolation and Store State-Space Matrices options for Tustin solver​​

See the Release Notes for details.

R2014b (Version 6.2) - 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.

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.