Using an ECU interface is an easy way to display or log a number of ECU parameters with out the need to actually wire any sensors directly. The ECU interface translates information from the vehicle ECU to Race Technology format so they are easily viewed either in the Analysis software or any of our displays. Below are some of the main features of the ECU interface, click on the relevant hyper-links for further information.
Display and log information from your ECU
Save money on sensors and wiring
Simplified wiring improves reliability
Use with any combination of Race Technology products and many different ECU manufacturers. Further information on configurations are available here: DL1 and ECU, DL1, DASH2/3 and ECU, DL1, DASH2/3,VIDEO4 and ECU
CAN and Serial variants available
Ready for use in road cars with OBDII connectivity*
Also compatible with VIDEO4 video recording system
Optimise your engine for any conditions on or off the track
Monitor your engine health on track and display any channel with the DASH2** or DASH3**
Review your engine parameters along side other data to get the complete picture of your vehicle performance.
Below are two examples of how the data can be displayed click on the pictures for an enlarged image.
The picture on the left shows boost pressure on track, the map colour gradient displays the different boost pressures achieved depending on track position. The picture on the right shows boost pressure and water temperature for 3 different laps in a race. During the race a head gasket failed causing the engine to over heat.
*OBDII compatibility and channel availability depends on year, make and model of vehicle
** DASH2 and DASH3 displays are available separately
For further information on each type of ECU interface click below
The CAN data transfer standard is mostly found on relatively new stand alone ECUs and also on older motorsport ECUs. New ECUs using CAN include DTA, Solaris, ViPEC and many more. The CAN ECU interface is user programmable so as long as your ECU has a suitable CAN data output port you can use this. Preprogrammed CAN interfaces are available for the following ECUs:
|Most modern BMWs ||Life Racing|
|Bosch MS4.3||Most modern Mercedes |
|Electromotive||Most modern Porsches|
|GEMs||Tour de force|
|KTM x bow|| |
If you have an application for a CAN ECU adapter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the exact model, age and we will be able to confirm that we have the information for it.
Serial data protocol is used on many stand alone ECUs. This protocol is normally unique to each ECU make so the Serial ECU interface needs to be pre-programmed by Race Technology for use with any of the below ECUs.
EMS Stinger and 8860
Autronic SMC v190-1-2-9
Autronic SM2 v190-1-2-4-9
DTA P8 Pro
Autronic SM2 v193 and v195
Autronic SM4 up tov107
Omex 100 & 500
Omex 600 & 700
Hondata K series (PRB Only)
ViPEC V44, V88 (Firmware 4.2.0 onwards)
The CAN OBD system can be used on any vehicle manufactured after 1st January 2008. Many manufacturers did however choose to use CAN in their OBDII systems before that date so if your car is made a few years before that time its worth investigating whether it has a CAN or Serial system. If you are in doubt contact us and we will try to assist the best we can.
The serial OBD system was made mandatory on all vehicle manufactured after 1996 for the American market and 2001 for the European market. It was in use until January 1st 2008.