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May 20-23, 2014 VisSim at PCIM in Nurnberg, Germany

We will be showing VisSim/Embedded for fast model-based development of InstaSpin sensorless PMSM motor control, solar power renewable energy (DC-DC, DC-AC conversion and grid tie). Test control algorithms with our new microgrid simulation. VisSim/ECD provides full support for TI Piccolo, Concerto, Soprano and Delfino microcontrollers. Live demonstrations include motor control, interactive FFT, renewable power generation, battery charging and microgrid simulations. Meet Dr. Duco Pulle, author of several books on Motor Drives. Contact us for free VIP admission tickets.

Jan 14: "Electromechanical Motion Systems-Design and Simulation" book by Frederick G. Moritz

Fred starts with theory, then draws on his years of motion system experience to show how to design practical motion systems. VisSim is used throughout to illustrate the principles and simulate the systems. There are chapters on using gearheads, ballscrews,belt and pulley, rack and pinion, clutch and brake, servo couplings, and sensors. more...

December 12 - 13: Two Day National Workshop On Model Based Design for Power Electronics & Embedded Systems, R . V . R . & J . C .

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, GUNTUR, India
This two day workshop will provide hands-on experience using VisSim for modern model based development. Attendees will learn how to model and simulate PMSM motor control and AC-DC power architectures as well as generate efficient embedded programs from the diagrams. Attendees will be provided with a a 32-bit MCU TI kit for hand-on learning of model-based programming of ADC, PWM,
UART, I2C, comparators and GPIO. » Learn more

October 25 - 26:Two Day National Workshop on Model-Based Digital PWM Control Techniques for Power Electronics, National Institute of Technology Warangal, India

This two day workshop will provide hands-on experience using VisSim for modern model based development. Attendees will learn how to model and simulate common DC-DC and AC-DC power architectures as well as generate efficient embedded programs from the diagrams. Attendees will be provided with a a 32-bit MCU TI kit to explore ADC, PWM,
UART, I2C, comparators and GPIO. » Learn more

June 17 - 19: VisSim at American Controls Conference, Washington D.C.

Visual Solutions will be exhibiting and showing live demonstrations of VisSim/Embedded Controls Developer for model based development. See live demos of sensorless PMSM motor control, DC->AC conversion, DC-DC voltage converters, Piccolo-based sensorless PMSM FOC motor control and digital power. VisSim/Embedded provides full, model-based support for F2806x/5x/3x/2x Piccolo, F280x, F283x Delfino and dual core ARM Cortex M3 + C28x Concerto MCUs. » Learn more

May 11-12 VisSim training at University of Thapar, Punjab

In this workshop attendees will get hands-on training in Embedded Controls Developer, Digital Power Designer, State Charts and Motion. Using TI Launchpad kits they will create applications for PWM, ADC, interrupt handling. They will also explore VisSim Motor Control diagrams on DRV8312, DRV8412 and high voltage motor kits.

April 23-25: VisSim at ESC Design West, San Jose, Cal

Visual Solutions will be in the TI booth showing live demonstrations of VisSim/Embedded for model based development. See live demos of sensorless PMSM motor control, DC->AC conversion, DC-DC voltage converters, Piccolo-based sensorless PMSM FOC motor control and digital power. VisSim/Embedded provides full, model-based support for F2806x/5x/3x/2x Piccolo, F280x, F283x Delfino and dual core ARM Cortex M3 + C28x Concerto MCUs. » Learn more

Mar 7-8: "Model Based Design for Embedded Systems with VisSim", Hyderabad, India

This 2-day hands-on workshop is offered in partnership with Trident Techlabs. All attendees will receive TI C2000 Launchpad kits and learn how to create VisSim diagrams to handle interrupts, read ADC, comparator & GPIO inputs, and drive PWM, GPIO and LED outputs. Learn more and register here

Feb 5: VisSim/ECD user AC Kinetics creates new super efficient AC Induction Drive. Learn more and vote!

Jan 28: 2nd Edition of Mechatronics book by Richard Kolk and Devdas Shetty

Mechatronics System Design adds a chapter on real-time control experiments with VisSim

December 10-13 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Maui, Hawaii

Visual Solutions will be exhibiting and showing live demonstrations of VisSim/Embedded Controls Developer for model based development of sensorless PMSM motor control, solar power renewable energy (DC->AC conversion and DC-DC voltage converters with 98% efficiency), Texas Instruments "Piccolo" F28035-based Sensorless PMSM FOC velocity control and digital power. VisSim/ECD provides full, model-based support for F2803x/2x Piccolo, F280x, F283x Delfino and dual CPU ARM Cortex M3 + C28x Concerto microcontrollers. Demonstrations will include PMSM motor control, F28069 based interactive FFT, DC-DC buck converters, renewable power generation and battery charging. Learn more

Oct 25: Arrow Vision Series: Boston/Chelmsford

Presenting VisSim for TI C2000-based Embedded Digital Power Development at the Arrow Vision Series: Embedded

Oct 4: New VisSim based book by Dan Talbot

Frequency Acquisition Techniques for Phase Locked Loops

September 19-20, Darnell Power Form, San Jose, Cal

VSI announces the release of VisSim/Digital Power Designer to bring model based embedded development to a wide range of digital power supply architectures. Learn more

August 29,2012 VisSim supports TI LaunchPad

Win the Nobel Prize and end world hunger with VisSim and LaunchPad See the movie - gets good at 1:45

September 18-19, 2012 Design East, Boston

Visual Solutions will be joining Texas Instruments in exhibiting and showing live demonstrations of VisSim/Embedded providing model-based support for TI C2000 fixed-point Piccolo and floating point Delfino microcontrollers. Demonstrations will include sensorless FOC PMSM motor control on the Concerto ARM Cortex/C28 Piccolo, Automatic web page creation, and Digital Power Control on the new low-cost C2000 LaunchPad platform. Click to learn more

June 27-June 29, 2012 American Controls Conference, Montreal

Visual Solutions will be exhibiting and showing live demonstrations of VisSim/Embedded Controls Developer for model based development. VisSim/ECD provides full, model-based support for TI C2000 fixed-point Piccolo and floating point Delfino microcontrollers. Demonstrations will include sensorless FOC PMSM motor control on the Concerto ARM Cortex/C28 Piccolo, Automatic web page creation, renewable power generation and battery charging using low cost TI development kits. Click to learn more

Submit your VisSim diagram to win a Texas Instruments C2000 Piccolo development system

Post your diagram and short description to our Model Exchange forum. Preference will be given to embedded diagrams, but pure simulations will be considered too. Winners will be announced on June 22. The top 3 submissions as reviewed by our crack staff will be receiving F28069 development kits complete with USB powered JTAG interface.

See VSI's CEO explain Model Based Development for TI C2000 Concerto live at Design West

March 27-29, 2012 VisSim at Embedded Systems Conference: San Jose, Cal

Visual Solutions will be in the Texas Instruments booth showing live demonstrations of VisSim/Embedded Controls Developer for sensorless FOC PMSM motor control running on the Concerto ARM Cortex M3/F28x part. We will also be showing solutions for solar power renewable energy (DC->AC conversion and voltage regulation), general motor control and digital power simulation and control. VisSim/ECD provides full, model-based support for the F2803x/2x Piccolo, F280x fixed point, and F283x Delfino floating point microcontrollers. Click here to register and learn more

January 31 - VisSim Digital Power Designer Beta Release 2

VisSim Digital Power Designer has high level blocks for simulation and auto code generation of digital power configurations like Buck, Boost, Buck-boost, Multi-phase, Sepic, Cuk, Zeta, Flyback, Forward, Push-pull, Half-bridge, Full-bridge and bridgeless PFC. » Learn more

December 12-15 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, Orlando

Visual Solutions will be exhibiting and showing live demonstrations of VisSim/Embedded Controls Developer for model based development of sensorless PMSM motor control, solar power renewable energy (DC->AC conversion and DC-DC voltage converters with 98% efficiency), Texas Instruments "Piccolo" F28035-based Sensorless PMSM FOC velocity control and digital power. VisSim/ECD provides full, model-based support for TMS320F2803x/2x Piccolo, F280x fixed point, and F283x Delfino floating point microcontrollers. Demonstrations will include PMSM motor control, F28069 based interactive FFT, renewable power generation and battery charging. Click here to learn more

November 1 - VisSim Digital Power Designer Beta Release

VisSim Digital Power Designer has high level blocks for simulation and auto code generation of digital power configurations like Buck, Boost, Buck-boost, Multi-phase, Sepic, Cuk, Zeta, Flyback, Forward, Push-pull, Half-bridge, Full-bridge and bridgeless PFC. » Learn more

September 26-28, 2011 Darnell Power Forum, San Jose, California

Visual Solutions will be presenting a paper and exhibiting at the Darnell Power Forum. We will be showing VisSim/Embedded Controls Developer for model based development of TI Piccolo-based digital power applications. Live demonstrations will be given for bridgeless PFC AC mains -> 390VDC converter, 400VDC -> 12VDC phase-shifted buck converter, renewable power generation and battery charging. Click here to learn more

June 29-July 1, 2011 American Controls Conference, San Francisco

Visual Solutions will be exhibiting and showing live demonstrations of VisSim/Embedded Controls Developer for model based development of sensorless PMSM motor control, solar power renewable energy (DC->AC conversion and DC-DC voltage converters with 98% efficiency), Piccolo F28035-based Sensorless PMSM FOC velocity control and digital power. VisSim/ECD provides full, model-based support for TMS320F2803x/2x Piccolo, F280x fixed point, and F283x Delfino floating point microcontrollers. Demonstrations will include PMSM motor control, F28069 based interactive FFT, renewable power generation and battery charging. Click here to learn more

May 26, 2011 VisSim at Texas Instruments Tech Day: Minneapolis, Minn

Visual Solutions will be giving a seminar in graphical programming for motor control and showing live demonstrations of VisSim/Embedded Controls Developer for sensorless PMSM motor control, solar power renewable energy (DC->AC conversion and voltage regulation), Piccolo F28035-based Sensorless PMSM FOC velocity control and digital power. VisSim/ECD provides full, model-based support for TMS320F2803x/2x Piccolo, F280x fixed point, and F283x Delfino floating point microcontrollers. Demonstrations will include PMSM motor control, F28069 based interactive FFT, renewable power generation and battery charging. Click here to register and learn more

May 17-19, 2011 VisSim at PCIM in TI/Silica booth Nurnberg, Germany

Visual Solutions will be showing VisSim/Embedded Controls Developer for sensorless PMSM motor control, solar power renewable energy (DC->AC conversion and voltage regulation), Piccolo F28035-based Sensorless PMSM FOC velocity control and digital power. VisSim/ECD provides full, model-based support for TMS320F2803x/2x Piccolo, F280x fixed point, and F283x Delfino floating point microcontrollers. Demonstrations will include PMSM motor control, F28069 based interactive FFT, temperature measurement, renewable power generation and battery charging.

May 3, 2011 VisSim at Texas Instruments Tech Day: San Jose, Cal

Visual Solutions will be showing live demonstrations of VisSim/Embedded Controls Developer for sensorless PMSM motor control, solar power renewable energy (DC->AC conversion and voltage regulation), Piccolo F28035-based Sensorless PMSM FOC velocity control and digital power. VisSim/ECD provides full, model-based support for TMS320F2803x/2x Piccolo, F280x fixed point, and F283x Delfino floating point microcontrollers. Demonstrations will include PMSM motor control, F28069 based interactive FFT, renewable power generation and battery charging. Click here to register and learn more

March 21, 2011 VisSim v8 Expands Tool Chain with New UML Graphical State Chart Module

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of VisSim version 8, a product upgrade that introduces VisSim/State Charts, a new UML graphical state chart editor, in addition to Word Doc hyperlinks, .gif, .jpg, .png support and many other enhancements. Learn more here

March 8, 2011 VisSim/ECD Supports Texas Instruments Newest F2806x Piccolo Family

Simplifying programming to speed design, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) and Visual Solutions today announced that VisSim/Embedded Controls Developer v8.0 (VisSim) provides full, model-based support for TI's new TMS320C2000™ Piccolo floating-point microcontrollers (MCUs). A full version of VisSim v8.0 is now available for use with TI's F28069 controlSTICK and F28069 Experimenter's Kit with a free two month trial license.

September 14, 2010 Texas Instruments Tech Day: Boston, MA

Visual Solutions will be showing live demonstrations of VisSim/Embedded Controls Developer for sensorless PMSM motor control, solar power renewable energy (DC->AC conversion and voltage regulation), Piccolo F28035-based Sensorless PMSM FOC velocity control and digital power. VisSim/ECD provides full, model-based support for TMS320F2803x/2x Piccolo, F280x fixed point, and F28335 Delfino floating point microcontrollers. Demonstrations will include DC-DC buck converters, PMSM motor control, renewable power generation and battery charging. Click here to register and learn more

July 7, 2010 Profs Devdas Shetty and Richard Kolk have written the book Mechatronics System Design

This book uses VisSim for "modeling and simulation of physical systems made possible by block-diagrams, the modified analogy approach to modeling, and state-of-the-art visual simulation software"

June 30-July 2, 2010 American Control Conference : Baltimore, MD

Visual Solutions will be showing live demonstrations of VisSim/Embedded Controls Developer for sensorless PMSM motor control, solar power renewable energy (DC->AC conversion and voltage regulation), Piccolo F28035-based BLDC position control and digital power control. VisSim/ECD provides full, model-based support for TMS320F2803x/2x Piccolo, F280x fixed point, and F28335 Delfino floating point microcontrollers. Demonstrations will include DC-DC buck converters, sensorless PMSM motor control, renewable power generation and battery charging. Click here to register and learn more

June 16, 2010 Texas Instruments Tech Day: Cleveland, OH

Visual Solutions will be showing live demonstrations of VisSim/Embedded Controls Developer for sensorless PMSM motor control, solar power renewable energy (DC->AC conversion and voltage regulation), Piccolo F28035-based BLDC position control and digital power control at the TI Tech Day Cleveland. VisSim/ECD provides full, model-based support for TMS320F2803x/2x Piccolo, F280x fixed point, and F28335 Delfino floating point microcontrollers. Demonstrations will include DC-DC buck converters, PMSM motor control, renewable power generation and battery charging. Click here to register and learn more

May 26, 2010 Texas Instruments Tech Day: Chicago, IL

Visual Solutions will be showing live demonstrations of VisSim/Embedded Controls Developer for sensorless PMSM motor control, solar power renewable energy (DC->AC conversion and voltage regulation), Piccolo F28035-based BLDC position control and digital power control at the TI Tech Day Chicago. VisSim/ECD provides full, model-based support for TMS320F2803x/2x Piccolo, F280x fixed point, and F28335 Delfino floating point microcontrollers. Demonstrations will include DC-DC buck converters, PMSM motor control, renewable power generation and battery charging. Click here to register and learn more

May 19, 2010 Texas Instruments Tech Day: St Paul, MN

Visual Solutions will be showing live demonstrations of VisSim/Embedded Controls Developer for sensorless PMSM motor control, solar power renewable energy (DC->AC conversion and voltage regulation), Piccolo F28035-based BLDC position control and digital power control at the TI Tech Day Minneapolis/St Paul. VisSim/ECD provides full, model-based support for TMS320F2803x/2x Piccolo, F280x fixed point, and F28335 Delfino floating point microcontrollers. Demonstrations will include DC-DC buck converters, PMSM motor control, renewable power generation and battery charging. Click here to register and learn more

April 14, 2010: VisSim/ECD supports C2834x "Delfino" high speed floating point chip set

This exciting new chip family is similar to the F2833x, but has twice the performance and additional peripherals like 18 ePWM and 3 eQEP units allowing 3-axis vector control of 3 phase motors with quadrature encoder feedback on one chip.
Read the press release here
Download the free trial here

Jan. 13, 2010 Prof. Horatio Perez-Blanco has written the book The Dynamics of Energy: Supply, Conversion, and Utilization

This book "harnesses the flexibility and speed of VisSim™ for dynamic modeling of thermal systems to evaluate energy supplies, conversion, and end use."

Dec, 22 Holiday Greetings from the staff at Visual Solutions

Nov. 4, 2009 Prof. Dayan Adionel Guimarães has authored the book "Digital Transmission"

A Simulation-Aided Introduction with VisSim/Comm published by Springer Press

October 2, 2009 VisSim Full Day Seminar, Paris, France

In a one-day seminar in Paris, France at our Sigma Plus distributor headquarters, attendees will learn the finer points of Modeling and Simulation with VisSim. Topics covered include model construction, use of variables and expressions, integration methods, filter design, plotting, optimization, state transition diagrams, code generation, custom block development, and 3D animation.
Sign up here

September 15, 2009 Texas Instruments Tech Day, Boston, MA

Visual Solutions will be showing live demonstrations of VisSim/Embedded Controls Developer for sensorless PMSM motor control, solar power renewable energy (DC->AC conversion and voltage regulation), Piccolo F28035-based BLDC position control and digital power control at the TI Tech Day Boston. VisSim/ECD provides full, model-based support for TMS320F2803x/2x Piccolo, F280x fixed point, and F28335 Delfino floating point microcontrollers. Demonstrations will include DC-DC buck converters, PMSM motor control, renewable power generation and battery charging. Click here to register and learn more

August 4-9, 2009 ISA WWAC Orlando, FL

Paul Cavanagh, PE, CEM, Engineer III of Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners will be presenting a paper on their use of VisSim to improve control response at ISA Conference on Waste Water and Automatic Controls.

"With the existing code, the level control was both slow and unstable. A dynamic real-time computer simulation of the plant was developed using VisSim. Experimenting was now possible without risk, which resulted in the development of a new PLC control algorithm that demonstrated significant improvement to the channel level and flow splitting controls. The simulated plant was interfaced to a PLC to test before trying it on the actual plant. Simulations were run for extreme changes from normal dry weather to sudden high wet weather flows. After proving the new PLC code on the simulated plant, it was loaded into the actual plant's PLC where it performed identically well. The level control and flow splitting problems were gone. The use of VisSim has allowed PVSC to make dramatic improvements to its automated control systems."
Paul Cavanagh, PE, CEM, Engineer III

June 30, 2009: VisSim/ECD supports F2803x "Piccolo B" chip set

This exciting low cost chip is similar to the F2802x, but has CAN and a 2nd "Control Law" processor.
Read the press release here
Download the software update here

June 16-17, 2009: VisSim/ECD is demonstrated at TI Tech Day, Dallas, TX

Visual Solutions will be showing live demonstrations of VisSim/Embedded Controls Developer for solar power inverters and digital power control at the TI Tech Day in Dallas. VisSim/ECD provides full, model-based support for TMS320F2803x/2x Piccolo, F280x fixed point, and F28335 Delfino floating point microcontrollers. Demonstrations will include DC-DC buck converters, PMSM motor control, renewable power generation and battery charging. Click here to register and learn more

April 28, 2009: VisSim/ECD now supports F2802x "Piccolo" chip set

Read the press release

Dec 9, 2008: Full day hands-on VisSim Workshop

In a one-day seminar in Letchworth, UK at our Adept Scientific distributor headquarters, attendees will learn the finer points of Modeling and Simulation with VisSim. Topics covered include model construction, use of variables and expressions, integration methods, filter design, plotting, optimization, state transition diagrams, code generation, custom block development, and 3D animation.

You can bring you own laptop or use a workstation provided by Adept. Email us at sales@vissol.com to reserve a seat.

Oct. 28-29, 2008: Embedded Systems Conference, Boston, Mass.

VisSim will share the booth with Texas Instruments at the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston Mass. We will be showing the latest v7.0 features of VisSim and VisSim TI DSC support, including automatic code generation for F283x, subsystem selectable direct interrupt handling, high frequency buffer acquisition, and 300 kHz control rate of 8 buck converters using the TI Power Experimenters Kit. We look forward to seeing you there!

June 2-5, 2008: VisSim is exhibiting at the TI MSP430 Advanced Technology Conference in Sonthofen, Germany

We will be showing the latest v7.0 features of VisSim and VisSim TI MSP430 support, including SD16A, LCDA, DAC16, PWM & encoder auto codegen, our super low memory target support, and execution ordering. On Thursday, a VSI engineer will be giving hands-on lab instruction in model-based development for the MSP430F4618 Developers Board. Topics covered include initial clock and timer setup for low power operation, soft PWM dimming of an LED at 10Khz sample rate, multi-rate subsystem execution for 10Hz LED blink and temperature reading on ADC12 chan 10 with digital filter design, and writing of numeric temperature value to on-board LCD.

May 27-29, 2008: VisSim is a 3rd party guest in the TI Booth at PCIM

VisSim demos will be given at PCIM, the European power control and intelligent motion show in Nuremburg, Germany. We will be showing the latest v7.0 features of VisSim and VisSim TI DSC support, including advances in automatic code generation for the F2833x, idle loop tasking, Brushless motor control, stack and heap usage probes, and High Res PWM control.

Nov 9, 2007: Hands-on VisSim Embedded Controls Development

In a one-day (10:00-16:00) seminar in Letchworth, UK at our Adept UK distributor headquarters, attendees will receive a free TI ez430 developers kit, and learn how to configure and use VisSim/ECD to create embedded applications for the MSP430 and F28xx Texas Instruments industrial controllers. One lucky user will receive the new F28335 Floating point C2000 eZdsp development kit. Users can bring their own laptops or use workstations provided by Adept.