DIYAutotune Launches MS3-Pro ECU!

January 2, 2013

From our friends over at DIYAutotune –

“The MS3-Pro combines the features of the legacy MegaSquirt-3 with all available ‘expansions’ built right into a single circuit board in a sealed case. The o-ringed case is splashproof and, if you want continuous immersion resistance (the MS3-Pro displayed at PRI was at the bottom of a fish tank), it’s easy to add a bead of silicone for extra protection. Furthermote we’ve updated the power supply design to use a switching power supply to minimize energy consumption and maximize stability of operation (down to as little as 6v!). We also included the new intelligent knock sensor capability allowing for advanced knock windowing and noise threshold configuration, integrated internal SDCard datalogging with time stamping of all datalogs, USB and RS232 Serial tuning interfaces, individual cylinder tuning for fuel AND ignition timing to allow you to compensate for differentiation in flow characteristics to different cylinders and truly maximize engine output, and more!

The MS3-Pro is ready to support a wide variety of engines out of the box, with the ability to anything with one to eight cylinders with sequential fuel injection and sequential ‘coil on plug’ ignition, a V12 with sequential fuel and wasted spark ignition, or a four rotor Wankel with separate leading and trailing ignition outputs. Over 50 different ignition modes are supported, from mainstream applications like the GM LS1, Bosch Motronic, and Chrysler Gen III Hemis to unusual modes like Renix Jeeps and the Suzuki Swift GTI.

The MS3-Pro’s packaging is also a departure from most previous MegaSquirt EFI Systems. Instead of the industrial looking split aluminum case and D-sub connectors, the MS3-Pro uses a sealed high temperature nylon case for light weight and compact size, and heavy duty AMPSEAL connectors. This provides a compact and sealed enclosure protecting the sensitive internals from the elements. The MS3-Pro’s design keeps the heat generated to a minimum, allowing it to use a lighter plastic case instead of a metal heat sink.

Retail pricing for both the ECU and wiring harness will be under $1,200 and you can expect the MS3 Pro to hit the shelves by January 1, 2013!

Here is a complete list of the MS3-Pro’s features:

Hardware features:

Freescale MC9S12X 16 bit, 50 MHz asymmetrical dual core processor
10 saturated injector drivers
8 logic level ignition outputs
3 high current (5 amp) general purpose outputs – 2 can be reconfigured as additional injector drivers
3 medium current (3 amp), high frequency general purpose outputs
All unused injector and ignition outputs can be used as SPARE outputs. This ECU has a LOT of I/O!
1 stepper H-bridge driver
Camshaft and crankshaft differential inputs – supports VR, Hall effect, and optical input
12 volt tach output
Fuel pump output
8 analog inputs (5 dedicated sensor inputs, 3 spare/general purpose)
4 spare digital on/off inputs
3 spare digital frequency inputs
2 knock sensor inputs
RS232, USB 2.0, and CAN communication
Onboard 8 gigabyte SD card for internal data logging
Internal ECU temperature sensor
Real time clock
Temperature range: -30 to +80 degrees C (-40 to +85 without battery for real time clock)

Software features:

Supports speed density, alpha-N, or MAF based fuel and spark tables
1 microsecond injector pulse width resolution
Tables for nonlinear injector behavior at small pulse widths
Allows blending multiple load types, including specialized mode for independent throttle bodies
Supports a wide variety of OEM cam and crank position sensors
Individual cylinder trim tables for fuel and ignition
Accelerator pump or model based acceleration enrichment
Closed or open loop idle speed control
Closed or open loop boost control with gear or speed based tuning options
On/off or closed loop continuously variable valve timing control – supports up to 4 channels
On/off or progressive nitrous control
Traction control
Rally anti-lag
Rotary support – can run up to 4 rotor engines with separate leading and trailing spark tables
Staged injection
Table switching
16 x 16 fuel and spark tables – can be reconfigured to function as 30 x 16 or 16 x 30 by switching tables based on RPM or load
2 or 3 step rev limiter with no-lift shifting
Wideband AFR target tables
Flex fuel sensor input
Allows repurposing injector or ignition outputs as general purpose outputs, or high current outputs as injector drivers for 12 cylinder sequential applications
Real time barometric correction
A/C and cooling fan control with idle compensation
Safety shutdown based on AFR or EGT input
Sequential shift cut and air shifter control
6 General purpose on/off or PWM inputs

Although the current MS3-Pro is a universal, wire-in ECU, expects to follow up with several plug and play variations for 2013.

Of course we have had our hands on one already and have been very impressed with our unit so far. We should be getting some of them in stock shortly, stay tuned for pricing and additional information on this exciting innovation in the MS world!