How to Determine Which OpenECU is Suitable for My System: Mechanical Interfaces and Usage Profile

Nov 05, 2018

Written by Gordan Jurasek, Director of Hardware Advanced Solutions, Dana As much as I would like (as an electrical engineer) to assume away any constraints presented by the physical world, […]

Customizing OTS OpenECU – Part II: Production Variants

Sep 19, 2018

Production Variants – Customizing OpenECU hardware for specific system requirements or cost optimization Dana offers a wide variety of off the shelf modules that can fulfill the requirements of a […]

Misfire detection with OpenECU

Jul 25, 2016

An engine misfire can be defined as a combustion event where the air fuel mixture within a cylinder fails to ignite properly. The most common causes of misfire are: Incorrect […]

BLDC Control Architecture – Part One

May 31, 2016

This article provides an overview of the hardware and software architecture of a sinusoidal field oriented controller for a brushless DC motor (BLDC).  Brushless DC motors are becoming much more […]

CANopen Reference Design

Apr 22, 2016

CANopen is a CAN-based communication protocol. It comprises higher-layer protocols and profile specifications to exchange data between multiple devices on a network. Today it is used in various applications, such […]

SENT communications using OpenECU

Mar 07, 2016

By using digital communication, many sources of inaccuracies are eliminated as compared with traditional analog sensors, such as wiring resistance, circuit component tolerances, and A/D conversion gain and non-linearity errors.  […]

GDI Fuel Pump Control

Jan 21, 2016

The fuel rail pressure in a GDI engine is provided by a cam-driven variable stroke high pressure fuel pump. In typical designs, the volume of fuel pumped is controlled by […]

Effective BLDC Design Approach

Dec 19, 2015

Dana was responsible for delivering a complete BLDC design including hardware and software for a motor used in an HVAC application. The scope of the program included a full design […]

LSU 4.9 control using OpenECU

Nov 12, 2015

Modern engine controls are increasingly using wide band lambda sensors for air/fuel measurement feedback.  These wideband oxygen sensors offer a typical range of 0.65 to 2.0 lambda as compared to […]