Vehicle ECU Design and Development

ECE offers a full range of design services for Engine Control Units (ECU) that includes System Architecture and Design, Electronic Circuit Design & Analysis, Real-Time Software Design, GUI and Tool Development, Printed Circuit Board Design, Mechanical Packaging Design, and documentation. Our programs range from individual tasks to “clean sheet” designs which require hardware and software development, qualification testing, and system integration support.

ECE specializes in compact rugged electronic control systems that meet demanding automotive and military environments that include extended temperatures, vibration, shock, acceleration, EMC, ESD, and others.

Our experienced team of engineers have performed ECU development for automated manual transmissions, continuously variable transmissions, engines, hybrid electric vehicles, and various vehicle based motor and actuator applications. In addition we have also developed Hardware-in-the-loop engine simulators and hardware test sets. 

Engine Controls Development

ECE’s ECU design and Development experience includes:

  • Core Processors for Vehicle ECU Design
  • Power Supplies for On-Vehicle Applications
  • Various Analog & Digital Sensors
  • Multiplexed Communication Links (J1939, J1850, OBD II, and more)
  • Fuel Control System (Direct, Indirect with Gas, Diesel, and other Fuel Types)
  • Battery and Energy Management
  • Integrated or Distributed Process Control
  • Static and Dynamic Control Development
  • Diagnostics/Prognostics
  • System Analysis
In addition to engine controls development, ECE has the ability to provide design analysis and documentation such as reliability analysis, finite element analysis (subcontracted), failure modes and effects analysis, sneak circuit analysis, interface control documents, qualification test plans and reports, for ECU design.



Vehicle ECU Design & Development

ECE has Designed ECUs for a variety of Applications:

  • Engine Controls
  • Transmission Controls
  • Hybrid Vehicle Controls
  • Motor and Actuator Controls
  • Off-Road Vehicle Controls
  • Turbine Engine Controls
  • among others