# Get Started with Simscape Electrical

Simscape™
Electrical™ (formerly SimPowerSystems™ and SimElectronics^{®}) provides component libraries for modeling and simulating electronic,
mechatronic, and electrical power systems. It includes models of semiconductors, motors, and
components for applications such as electromechanical actuation, smart grids, and renewable
energy systems. You can use these components to evaluate analog circuit architectures,
develop mechatronic systems with electric drives, and analyze the generation, conversion,
transmission, and consumption of electrical power at the grid level.

Simscape
Electrical helps you develop control systems and test system-level performance. You can
parameterize your models using MATLAB^{®} variables and expressions, and design control systems for electrical systems
in Simulink^{®}. You can integrate mechanical, hydraulic, thermal, and other physical systems
into your model using components from the Simscape family of products. To deploy models to other simulation environments,
including hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) systems, Simscape
Electrical supports C-code generation.

Simscape Electrical was developed in collaboration with Hydro-Québec of Montreal.

## Tutorials

**Build and Simulate a Simple Circuit**

Build a Simscape Electrical model and parameterize the blocks using datasheet values, run the model, and examine the results.**DC Motor Model**

Build a model of a DC motor, modify the parameters, run the model, and examine the results.**Build and Simulate Composite and Expanded Three-Phase Models**

Model a three-phase AC voltage source driving a simple load using Simscape Electrical.**Build and Simulate a Simple Circuit Using Specialized Power Systems**

Build a simple circuit using Simscape Electrical Specialized Power Systems blocks and connect it to other Simulink blocks.**Analyze a Simple Circuit**

Use the Powergui block to analyze static and frequency-domain response.**Specify Initial Conditions**

Specify initial conditions for state variables using the Simscape Electrical Specialized Power Systems powergui block.

### Simscape Electronic, Mechatronic, and Power Systems

### Specialized Power Systems

## About Electrical Modeling and Simulation

**Simscape Electrical Block Libraries**

Use the Simscape Electrical block libraries to model and analyze electronics, mechatronics, and electrical power systems.

**Modeling Analog Circuit Architectures, Mechatronic Systems, and Electrical Power Systems Using Simscape Electrical**

Model mechatronic systems, analog circuit architectures, and single- and multi-phase electrical power systems that you can connect to networks in other Simscape domains.

**Per-Unit System of Units**

Use the per-unit (pu) system to simplify electrical power system simulation calculations and analysis.

## Featured Examples

## Interactive Learning

**Circuit Simulation Onramp**

Free, self-paced, interactive Simscape
Electrical circuit simulation course

**Power Electronics Simulation Onramp**

Free, self-paced, interactive Simscape
Electrical power electronics simulation course

**Power Systems Simulation Onramp**

Free, self-paced, interactive Simscape
Electrical power systems simulation course

**DC Circuit Analysis (MathWorks Teaching Resources)**

MathWorks Courseware module that teaches DC circuit analysis using interactive
live scripts and Simscape models