Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) and digital twin are advanced technologies used for testing and simulation of complex systems. Combing them enhances the capabilities of each.
Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) involves integrating physical components with computer simulations to test real-time embedded systems in a controlled environment.
A digital twin is a virtual representation of a physical entity used for performance monitoring, predictive maintenance, system optimization, product development and other applications.
Advanced Simulation and Testing
Integrating HIL and digital twin technology unlocks enhanced simulation and testing capabilities. The hardware becomes part of the digital twin, looping real-time data and feedback to the virtual replica.
Real-time data from HIL integrated into a digital twin framework helps pinpoint potential issues before they disrupt the actual system.
Efficient Development Cycles
Combining HIL and digital twins allows for an iterative development approach where physical testing and virtual modeling feed info to each.