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Zephyr RTOS for Power Electronics

By June 29, 2021No Comments

Almost 700 people registered for the first-ever Zephyr Developer Summit, which took place virtually on June 8-10, to learn more about the RTOS. We had 3 tracks, 5 mini-conferences, 28 sessions and 51 speakers who presented engaging technical content, best practices, use cases and more. We’ll be adding event videos each week to the Zephyr Youtube Channel. Stay tuned here for more videos.

Today, we’re featuring the “Zephyr for Power Electronics Mini-Conference” presentations at Zephyr Developer Summit. Check out the abstracts and watch the complete video below.

Using Zephyr for hard real-time applications: motor control – Gerard Marull Paretas, Teslabs Engineering S.L.

Zephyr is not only a great RTOS but also a full-featured ecosystem. However, is it ready for hard real-time applications? Advanced motor control techniques such as FOC require fast and deterministic control loops. In this presentation we will show how Zephyr can be successfully integrated into one of such applications.

Software Defined Power Electronics: Leveraging Zephyr to unleash the Arduino of Energy – Luiz Villa and Jean Alinei, LAAS

Software defined systems are based on an abstraction between hardware and function. They go counter to the current practices of power electronics which are mostly function defined hardware. In this presentation the OwnTech team will explain their take on this issue and how they tap the potential of Zephyr in the hope to create the “Arduino of Energy.”

IoT-enabled Solar Power Converters with Zephyr – Martin Jäger, Libre Solar

Libre Solar develops charge controllers and battery management systems for off-grid renewable energy systems. The hardware comes with a CAN interface and can be easily extended with wireless communication modules for GSM and LoRa. Zephyr RTOS provides a seamless integration of IoT communication and hard real-time control.
In this presentation we will share our experience with a digitally controlled DC/DC converter developed to build a 48V DC grid for energy access applications in East Africa.

Panel Discussion: Power Electronics for Zephyr Roadmap – Gerard Marull Paretas, Luiz Villa, Jean Alinei and Martin Jäger

During this open panel discussion we want to draft a roadmap for power electronics features that should be added to Zephyr based on the experience of the speakers and the community.

If you have questions or would like to chat with any of our Zephyr speakers, ambassadors or members of the Technical Steering Committee (TSC), please join us on the Zephyr Slack.