OpenECUTM Electronic Control Units

Dana’s line of ECUs for rapid prototyping and production

Dana’s off the shelf Electronic Control Units (ECUs) are designed to allow for customization, and are manufactured to automotive volume production standards. OpenECU products enable reliable, efficient and fast embedded controls development and is a cost-effective solution for low to medium volume production applications.

Dana offers OpenECU products as off-the-shelf solutions and can also deliver optimized solutions based on the underlying technology.

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BEV/EV Passenger
BEV/EV Passenger Car
Light and heavy duty truck
Light and heavy duty truck
Transportation
Transportation

Products

Dana’s family of embedded controllers are designed, developed and manufactured to support a wide range of vehicle electrification applications. These include but are not limited to communication and I/O gateways, vehicle control, battery management, charge control, and generic system control.

Dana provides additional software and hardware products to support the use of its embedded controllers.

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M1 Family

M1 Family

M2 Family

M2 Family

M3 Family

M3 Family

M4 Family

M4 Family

M5 Family

M5 Family

M6 Family

M6 Family

Actuation

Actuation

Services

Dana draws on a wealth of product development and engineering experience in its teams to meet customer control needs. Dana can deliver cost-optimized ECU solutions starting with the development of requirements, through production launch and in-field support.

Additional engineering services related to ECU delivery include:

  • Systems engineering
  • Functional safety development
  • Specific hardware, software or control application development

Dana follows the V-Model lifecycle for product development, and has strong expertise in volume manufacturing working with IATF 16949 qualified reputed Contract Manufacturers.

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Expertise

With over 100+ million miles of production control software, 150+ engineering projects and 100,000+ ECUs in production Dana brings experience and expertise to its products and services delivered to customers.

Experience includes Functional Safety, Volume Production, Validation, Systems Engineering, Controls and Software Development and development of Electronic Control Units.

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Expertise

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