JeT1 Engine Control Unit (ECU) software provides fuel management, ignition timing, cooling fan control for inline 4 cylinder internal combustion engines. The ECU software & hardware was originally developed around the Arduino 2560 microcontroller board but development has now moved on to 32-bit STM32 ARM Cortex based microcontrollers. The first release uses the STM32 NUCLEO G431KB microcontroller board. This provides numerous advantages over the 8-bit Arduino family, including:
Much faster CPU speed, reduced latency and increased CPU throughput, allowing much more to be accomplished in less time and more accurate time-based functions.
Improved ADC resolution (12-bit vs 10) and much faster conversion time.
Many more 16 bit timers, allowing much greater resolution and accuracy in pulse timing and measurement.
Much greater RAM capacity.
All this allows improved functionality and more complex processes to be adopted. For example, the STM32 code has a Proportional/Integral Air-Fuel Ratio controller which provides far greater accuracy and real-time control of the air-fuel ratio.
The STM32 source code is developed in the CubeMX IDE in ‘C’. The code, plus configuation guide and Windows desktop / laptop application are available below. Hardware documentation can be found here but note that the ECU main board needs modifications to operate at 3.3V.
Main development is that all configuration data is now stored to / restored from an external EEPROM rather than the CPU’s main Flash memory. Additionally, up to 8 different configurations can now be stored and instantly selected.
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