In order to quickly allow optimal development of the control system, all the techniques and all the modularity and scalability principles of the hardware of the electronic control unit (ECU) and of the software were used to a great extent. This means that the “logic core” of the ECU stays basically unchanged for all engines and vehicles, while specific solutions are adapted and personalized for each family of engines or vehicle model. This also leads to another advantage that is anything but negligible, and which consists in maintaining all the performances and characteristics requested by the carmaker and by the final customer.
The same approach has guided the software development, consequently, a set of “plug and play” controls that can be assembled according to the customer’s requirements are available.
The specific management software for Port Fuel Injection (PFI) engines is developed through a design based on:
The main control functions are:
The Time-to-Market is reduced thanks to fast prototyping, which also allows customization according to the customer’s requests.
Magneti Marelli supplies “turnkey” systems, in other words systems that are completely optimized from the calibration standpoint thanks to full and specific skills developed over the last decades at different facilities located in Europe, China, United States, India and South America where, thanks to the necessary competences, systems are developed depending on the different needs of the markets.