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PLECS Standalone

Dynamic System Simulation

PLECS Standalone is an autonomous software package for time-domain simulation of power electronic systems. PLECS Standalone is an all-in-one solution for modelling complex electrical circuits and sophisticated controls in a single environment. Due to its optimized engine, PLECS Standalone runs much faster than PLECS Blockset combined with MATLAB/Simulink. With a comprehensive block library, PLECS Standalone offers a cost-effective yet powerful solution for dynamic system simulation.  Installation files are available for download at the bottom of this page.

Introduction to PLECS Standalone

Dedicated Solvers

PLECS Standalone comes with its own engine for solving circuit equations. The user can choose between variable-step and fixed-step solvers. Variable time-step solvers are generally preferred for accurate and efficient simulations, because they adopt the step size during the simulation depending on model dynamics. PLECS Standalone provides optimized implicit and explicit variable-step solvers for stiff and non-stiff systems.

Sampled Data Systems

The simulation engine allows the user to model sampled data systems, i.e. discrete systems that change only at distinct times. Users can model systems that are sampled periodically or at variable intervals, systems containing blocks with different sample rates, and systems that mix continuous and discrete blocks.


Simulation models can be exchanged with users of PLECS Blockset via import and export functions. All library components and modeling tools offered in PLECS Standalone are also available in PLECS Blockset. When importing a model created with the PLECS Blockset, the Simulink part is ignored.

Simulation Scripting with PLECS Standalone

System requirements:

Platform MATLAB Version Operating System
Windows 32-bit 7.4 – 8.4 Windows Vista SP2 or newer
Windows 64-bit 7.4 – 8.4 Windows Vista SP2 64-bit or newer
Mac / Intel 7.4 – 8.4 Mac OS X 10.7.5 or newer
Linux 32-bit 7.4 – 7.14 Kernel 2.6.18/glibc 2.5/Xorg X11R6.8 or newer
Linux 64-bit 7.4 – 8.4 Kernel 2.6.18/glibc 2.5/Xorg X11R6.8 or newer

Processor: Intel compatible processor with SSE2 resp. x86-64 extension

What is included in the PLECS Standalone package?

  • PLECS Standalone
  • PLECS Coder
  • PLECS Processor in The Loop (PIL)

Download PLECS Standalone

The table below shows the platforms currently supported by PLECS Standalone. Download the appropriate package file and follow the installation instructions. The packages include all files for PLECS Standlone, coder and PIL – your license file determines which products will be enabled.  Please contact PPM to purchase a licence or enable a free 30-day trial licence with full functionality.

Platform File
Windows 32-bit plecs-standalone-4-0-7_win32.exe
Windows 64-bit plecs-standalone-4-0-7_win64.exe
Mac / Intel 64-bit plecs-standalone-4-0-7_maci64.dmg
Linux / Intel 64-bit plecs-standalone-4-0-7_linux64.tar.gz

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