Development system for FACTS power transmission system

Integrated OpenVPX, FPGA-based development system

Application Notes


Provide a high-performance development platform with which the customer could design a system used to maximize power transmission efficiencies. Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) uses power electronics to improve the control over a power system’s voltage profiles in order to maximize the efficiency of power distribution through the grid.


Elma worked closely with the customer in defining the technical requirements, starting with a technology tutorial on the OpenVPX standard itself. Elma brought together the necessary technical experts at the hardware and software level to provide the right solution for this project’s requirements. A very high-performance FPGA based system was developed in order to provide the right tools for the project.