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FMI Add-on for NI VeriStand for HiL Simulation

Cosimo Palma
Dofware S.r.l., Torino, Italy

Marco Romanoni
Dofware S.r.l., Torino, Italy

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Published in: Proceedings of the 9th International MODELICA Conference; September 3-5; 2012; Munich; Germany

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 76:101, p. 963-970

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Published: 2012-11-19

ISBN: 978-91-7519-826-2

ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)


Currently; most of the links from Modelica models to real-time hardware platforms suitable for Testing and Validation are based upon vendor-dependent model exchange formats; or rely on third party preprocessors.

This paper describes the implementation of the Modelisar Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) support in NI VeriStand; a commercial software environment suitable for real-time testing applications.

This paper presents the work conducted to implement the FMI Add-on for NI-VeriStand; which is available as a commercial product. In addition the process to make hardware in the loop simulations starting from a system model implemented into a Model Based Design Development environment compliant with the FMI for Co-Simulation standard; until its validation into NI VeriStand environment with National Instruments real-time hardware is explained in details.


FMI; Hardware in the Loop; NI VeriStand; Real Time Systems


[1] Functional Mock-up Interface:

[2] MODELISAR consortium. Functional Mock-up Interface for Model Co-simulation V. 1.0.

[3] NI VeriStand:

[4] NI PXI:

[5] NICompactRIO:

[6] FMI Add-on for NI VeriStand;

[7] Dymola

[8] FMI for Co-Simulation

[9] FMI for Model Exchange and Co-Simulation; version 2.0

[10] LabVIEW RT DLL Checker

[11] QTronic GmbH: FMU SDK 1.0.1

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