Kylowave - Education

Universities, Colleges and CEGEPS

The Challenge

"A great deal of equipment is required if students need to perform a wide range of experiments. Typical existing equipment includes mostly single type of topology for a dedicated functionality. Therefore, a high investment is necessary to acquire all the equipment necessary for thorough lab learning. Furthermore, to validate new concepts by experimentation, the equipment must be flexible, meaning hardware and software should be accessible to the user to allow for modifications. Therefore, multiple equipment and components have to be integrated. This is an expensive and time-consuming process."
Dr. Riyadh Habash
University of Ottawa

The Solution

The Kylowave solution consists of its revolutionary products and well designed courses which promote technology literacy through hands on experiential learning. K-ECS is a purpose-built product for use by students for studies related to Power Engineering. Kylowave has developed a new way to provide a small energy conversion system for Engineering education. Most systems currently used in these environments are very high power in addition to high cost. Our product is feature-rich, compact, low power, of industrial quality and ruggedized for student use. And a price for value ratio that is certain to please.

Introducing the Kylowave Universal Energy Conversion System (K-ECS), a communication-enabled, 300W-500W, 12/24/48V specifically designed for universities and colleges.

Quick Facts About K-ECS

  • Single/three phase rectifier
  • DC-DC converters
  • Power inverter
  • Analog and digital connectors
  • Sensor circuitry
  • Data acquisition and processing
  • Data visualization
  • Standard communication interfaces
  • Wired and wireless communication
  • Controller
  • Power conversion control using Arduino
  • Open source technology
  • Interface to PC software tools
  • K-ECS Advanced Library
  • Experiments
  • FPGA ready


  • Simplifies/enriches laboratory operations;
  • Lowers initial and ongoing cost to institutions through integration, reusability, and the use of standard and open source components;
  • Used over several courses and levels.
  • Enables rapid deployment by providing a turnkey solution with experiments, documentation and support;
  • Provides a rich set of features, so that K-ECS can be reused for a variety of courses.
  • Enables deep hands-on experience by providing students with state-of-the art equipment and experiments;
  • Provides a ruggedized product able to withstand daily student use and misuse;
  • Enables creativity and entrepreneurship by leveraging the enormous possibilities of open source hardware and software;

Applicable Subjects

University and College courses and labs:
  • Power Electronics
  • Control Systems
  • Power Systems
  • Renewable Energy
  • Mechatronics/Robotics
  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Science

Typical Applications

Any or all of the following from a single device:
  • Wind turbine testbench
  • Solar PV testbench
  • Digital energy controller
  • Control system testbench
  • Motor control testbench
  • Robotics applications
  • Hybrid CleanTech applications



Feature Product

Click here to find out more about the K-ECS.

Customer Testimonial

"I highly recommend K-ECS and the Kylowave team for their skills, knowledge and reliability."

Mr. Roger Montcalm
Lab Manager
Operations and Facilities
University of Ottawa

See full Case Study.


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