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Open Source ECU project

Open Source ECU project


The open source ECU project

A ready-to-use and fully accessible ECU will be provided, containing every single control strategy that has already been developed and successfully implemented both on the UniBo Formula SAE car or on other motorsport applications. The ECU software, both Real-Time and FPGA, will be completely accessible and open, so that you can read, edit or even replace everything you want.
Gasoline (both GDI or PFI) and diesel common rail engines up to 8 cylinders can be controlled. Besides basic control functionalities, it features torque structure based control, electronic throttle control, lambda control, speed limiter, gear cut for sequential gear box, fuel cut off, traction control, launch control, turbo boost control, knock control.
Measurement and Calibration will be possible thanks to its compatibility with any commercial calibration tool (ETAS INCA®, Vector CANape®, ATI Vision®, etc.)* via XCP on CAN and XCP on Ethernet. A value calibration tool will also be provided by Alma Automotive in Open Source format.

Hardware description

For further details, please refer to SPARK product page




National Instruments


Unibo Motorsport


NIDays 2013

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