Government incentives for renewable energy and increased consumer awareness of the advantages of solar power are sparking demand for efficient solar battery chargers and solar inverters. VONSCH has developed two product lines to meet this demand: FOTO CHARGER DC 48 and FOTO CONTROL 1f. The FOTO CHARGER product uses direct current (DC) output of solar panels to charge batteries, and FOTO CONTROL 1f products convert the DC output of a solar panel or battery into alternating current (AC) that can be directed to the grid or used locally.
VONSCH used Model-Based Design to accelerate the development of control software for its solar inverter and battery charger products.
“Model-Based Design significantly shortened our development time, enabling us to meet the target launch date despite changing requirements caused by new legislation,” says Dr. Jakub Vonkomer, research and development software engineer at VONSCH. “We used our Simulink models for both simulation and code generation, which let us focus on our core design challenges, not C-language implementation specifics.”