JMAG-RT enables model based development with high concurrency, allowing plant design and control design to be performed concurrently. JMAG-RT is a system which generates high-fidelity plant models (JMAG-RT models) in a system level simulation from FEA models. From system design, to ECU verification using HILS, JMAG-RT has a wide range of uses.



  • Using a virtual device model in HILS means that it is possible to test the ECU while the device is still under construction. This can reduce the amount of test time necessary on the actual test bench.
  • Conceal information about geometries or materials so it can be shared between business companies.
  • The JMAG-RT model captures device performance that includes non-linear effects, saturation, and space harmonics. This high fidelity model’s response is nearly identical to the actual device’s response.
  • Support for FEM-Parameterized PMSM Block output expands the use of JMAG-RT in Simscape.
    JMAG-RT Viewer higher than Type 2 is required for output.
    JMAG-RT Viewer 

Information accounted for in JMAG-RT

  • The motor models used in system simulation utilize the conventional simple model (dq model) that generally disregards motor details. However, traditional dq models cannot describe modern-day high-performance motors.
  • Although, FEA accurately simulates motor behavior unlike dq models, it requires a great deal of analysis time.
  • JMAG-RT delivers a rapid system simulation accounting for motor characteristics “like finite element method”.
  • Also, the level of detail can be increased by measuring actual machines, but doing so will reduce the value as Model Based Development. Being able to evaluate prior to obtaining an actual machine is highly significant from the perspective of simulation.

Information accounted for in JMAG-RT
Above is a graph depicting inductance characteristics possessed by the JMAG-RT model. The inductance characteristics have current amplitude, current phase and mechanical angle dependency.
Current amplitude will change depending on the state of the motor load and as a result, the inductance value of both the current phase and mechanical angle will also change.
JMAG-RT is capable of simulating spatial and temporal inductance and torque variations.

JMAG Function Videos

Control Circuit Simulations Using JMAG-RTControl Circuit Simulations Using JMAG-RT
High-accuracy control simulation of motors using SimscapeHigh-accuracy control simulation of motors using Simscape
Evaluation of parts temperature in drive cycle of a traction motorEvaluation of parts temperature in drive cycle of a traction motor

Supported Devices

Machine type Sample model
Permanent magnet synchronous motors (3-phase, 6-phase) IPM, SPM
Induction motors (3-phase, 6-phase) IM
Stepping motor (2-phase) PMSTEP
Switched reluctance motors (3-5 phase) SRM
Linear solenoid SOLENOID
Permanent magnet linear motors (3-phase) LSM
Wound-Field Synchronous Motor WFSM
Synchronous reluctance motor (3-phase, 6-phase) SynRM
Generic model

JMAG Function Videos

Control simulation of 6-phase induction motors using JMAG-RTControl simulation of 6-phase induction motors using JMAG-RT

How to Obtain JMAG-RT Models

RTT files are generated by JMAG-RT library manager during design simulation by JMAG.
RTT files are available from motor makers.

The following are also prepared as a alternatives.
[1] This model will be less specific than those generated from FEA in JMAG.

How to Check JMAG-RT Motor Models

  • The detail of generated JMAG-RT model can be confirmed.
  • Induced voltage, mechanical angle-torque characteristics, advanced phase-torque characteristics
    Can be confirmed in JMAG-RT library manager.
  • Inductance map, velocity-torque characteristics, efficiency map
    JMAG-RT Viewer displays motor specifications that the JMAG-RT model holds (number of poles, rated power etc.) as well as inductance map, velocity-torque characteristics, and efficiency.

RTT file of induction motors and N-T curveRTT file of induction motors and N-T curve

Efficiency Map at 20 degEfficiency Map at 20 deg

Efficiency Map at 60 degEfficiency Map at 60 deg

JMAG-RT Supported System

SILS, MILS: System Level Simulator

Company Name Product Country
The MathWorks, Inc.  MATLAB/Simulink USA
Gamma Technologies GT-SUITE USA
Siemens Industry Software S.A.S. LMS Imagine.Lab Amesim Belgium
MapleSoft MapleSim Canada
National Instruments  LabVIEW/VeriStand USA
Powersim Inc. PSIM USA
Synopsys, Inc. SaberRD USA
ESI ITI GmbH SimulationX Germany

HILS: Real Time Simulator

Company Name Product Country
dSPACE GmbH ASM Germany
OPAL-RT Technologies Inc. RT-LAB Canada
DSP Technology Co.,Ltd  RTSim Japan
Typhoon HIL  USA
Concurrent Real-Time Inc.  USA

*For more information about each company, see the Product Partners page.
*Product and service names mentioned or referenced in this paper are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.