ECU Bridge and RPM Bridge: these two systems are needed whenever engine data are to be visualized on a display or on a SmartyCam video, if no recording is required. They are compatible with MXL Dash, G-Dash and Formula/GT steering wheels, and of course with the SmartyCam and SmartyCamGP.
ECU Bridge is to be used in case the Engine Control Unit transmits data in the following hardware protocols: OBDII, CAN or RS232.
AiM has developed hundreds of different protocols, to make compatibility with virtually all ECUs possible, either stock and after market ECUs. ECU Bridge has to be properly configured with Race Studio 2 software to communicate with the different visors/cameras on one side and ECUs on the other side.
ECU Bridge is available in two variants:
With OBDII connector, for immediate plug&play connection to the OBDII port of cars with stock ECUs. With CAN/RS232 connection, for direct installation on aftermarket ECUs. RPM Bridge is to be used whenever the car has got no ECU (i.e. classic cars). In this case RPM data can be obtained with connection to the coil or reading a square wave signal generated by the ignition system.
RPM Bridge is to be used whenever the car has got no ECU (i.e. classic cars). In this case RPM data can be obtained with connection to the coil or reading a square wave signal generated by the ignition system.
To get the data coming from your car Engine Control Unit (ECU) – which will be overlayed on videos – it is necessary to buy the interface module ECU Bridge. ECU Bridge is available in two versions: one (with OBDII connector) specific for stock ECUs, the other (with RS232/CAN connection) for after-market ECUs.
ECU Bridge with OBDII connector
The OBDII (On-Board Diagnostics) socket allows communication between ECU Bridge and Engine Control Unit. ECU Bridge with OBDII connector is the interface module which connects the stock ECU of your car to SmartyCam HD.
OBDII connector permits an immediate Plug’n’Play connection to the vehicle and is placed in the dashboard area, generally in the outlined position. In case you would not find it, please refer to your car user manual.
To install the camera, it is necessary to check whether your car is included in this list; if so, SmartyCam can be installed immediately, following quick start manual tip.
During installation procedure, ECU Bridge must be configured using Race Studio 2 software, where all instructions needed to bring the procedure to the end can be found.
Connection to SmartyCam HD – ECU Bridge with OBDII connector:
ECU Bridge RS232/CAN (with free cables)
The ECU Bridge to be used for connections to after-market ECUs is RS232/CAN version. This interface has got free cables to permit direct connection to ECU pins, using both RS232 and CAN protocols. Experienced users may use this ECU Bridge even with stock ECUs.
Any ECU Bridge can be easily connected to a PC via USB cable (included in the sales kit). This connection permits:
1. To configure ECU Bridge using Race Studio 2 software</br?
2. To use SmartyManager software for automatic laptime management.