EMU Black Standalone ECU

  • $1,199.00



8 Injectors (5A protected, low side, high impedance only, resistor box must be used for low impedance injectors)
9 analog inputs with a resolution of 10Bits, 0-5V (protected)
6 Ignition (15A rated, protected, for passive or active coils, up to 12 cylinders in wasted spark)
2 EGT inputs (type K thermocouple)
6 Auxiliary Outputs (5A protected, low side)
2 knock sensor inputs
'Full bridge' rated to 7 Amps, can be used as separate outputs or 2 x H-Bridges
Lambda probe: Bosch LSU 4.2, LSU 4.9 or Narrowband
WBO Heater: Rated to 5A (low side)
3 Trigger inputs (crankshaft, 2x camshafts) Hall / VR (defined in the software)
1 vehicle speed sensor (Hall / VR) (Front/Rear wheel speed coming soon)
1 dedicated Flex Fuel Sensor input
3 switched inputs (switchable to ground)

The ECUMaster EMU Black is a universal engine control computer that manages the operation of spark-ignition engines, and is designed to work with the most advanced and complex currently available engines. It is the successor to our proven system, the ECUMaster EMU. Common applications for the EMU Black are modified race cars, passenger cars, motorcycles, boats, and stationary engine applications.

EMU Black features sophisticated strategies for drive-by-wire throttles, providing a wide range of control with advanced algorithm reliability (fault/error) and failsafe provisions. System capabilities will increase over time because of the ease of upgrading (free) firmware (eg. New strategies, trigger patterns, CAN bus data streams).

The EMU Black is one of the best values in engine management available anywhere. Built-in hardware includes a 4 bar MAP sensor (for reading manifold pressure up to 43 pounds of boost), built-in wideband controller (just add your choice of a Bosch 4.2 or a 4.9 sensor, no external controller needed), 6 built-in high current ignition drivers (can drive smart or passive coils, up to 12 smart coils for waste spark), 2 EGT inputs, CAN and Serial on board, on-board Drive By Wire control, and much more. All of these features in a beautiful CNC Aluminum enclosure that's small enough to fit in your hand.


  • Operating temperature range: AECQ100 Grade2 (-40 to 105C)

  • Reverse polarity/short circuit protection: YES (built-in)

  • Operating voltage: 6-22V (resistance to transients according to ISO 7637)

  • Housing: IP60, CNC aluminum, designed by ECUMaster

  • Dimensions (mm) Weight (g): 150x72x31, 390

  • Electrical connectors: 1x24, 1x39 FCI specifications Automotive

  • PC Communication: USB (via the Windows software suite), serial, CAN bus

Supported Sensors:

  • Temperature: IAT, CLT, Oil temp., AC EVAP temp, Fuel Temp via Ethanol Content Sensor

  • Pressure: Oil, fuel (defined characteristics), Air pressure (MAP/EMAP)

  • Lambda: LSU 4.2 (embedded controller), 4.9 (embedded controller), narrowband probe, or external controller

  • Frequency: Vehicle speed sensor (VR/HALL) Gear sensor (sensor or calculation)


  • 6 output channels (passive and active coils - software definable, up to 12 cylinders in wasted spark)

  • Supported triggers: N-1, N-2, N-3, N 1, Multitooth, Subaru triggers, trigger Nissan, Lotus Elise, Audi trigger, Renault Clio Williams/Alpine, Colt 1.5CZT

  • Ignition Table: 2 tables 16x20 (load x speed), resolution of 0.5 degrees

  • Per-Cylinder Ignition Corrections: Yes

  • Coil Dwell Correction: YES, wizard selectable for popular coils, or can be user-set

  • Additional correction strategies: CLT, IAT, TPS vs MAP, Nitrous, Idle, Knock sensor, LC, Pit limiter, ALS, Flat shift, Timers, Acc.enrichment


  • Injector Outputs: 8 High Impedance Injectors (full sequential, up to 12 semi-sequential)

  • Adjustment of injection angle: 0-720 degrees

  • Latency correction for voltage: YES, wizard for popular applications, user-definable

  • Fueling strategies: VE based on "speed density" or "Alpha N" strategies, with additional modifiers

  • Air charge temp: Based on IAT and CLT

  • VE Tables: two 16x20 (Load x RPM), accuracy 0.1%

  • Individual cylinder trim: Yes

  • Staged injection: Yes

  • Additional Correction Strategies: Oxygen sensor Corrections, EGT correction (per cylinder), BARO, TPS vs MAP, TPS vs RPM, warmup, Nitrous, LC, ALS, ASE, Fuel pressure, Knock, Leanout protection

  • Real-time correction based on Lambda sensor: Uses Lambda/AFR target map

Knock Sensing:

  • Channels: 2

  • Frequency range: 1-20kHz, 3rd order AAF

  • Sampling: Ignition event driven, knock window

  • Definable events: ignition retard, fuel enrichment, dash light indication

  • Variable valve timing:

  • Supported strategies: VVTi, MIVEC, VANOS, Dual VANOS, AVCS

  • Number of variable cams supported: 2

  • Control Strategies: PID based on closed loop referencing 'CAM angle target' (12x12)

Idle Control:

  • Types of control: PWM solenoids (2.3 lines), 'drive-by-wire', stepper motors (unipolar and bi), ignition cut, cut fuel

  • Control Strategies: Open/Close loop, Ignition modification, Ignition cut

  • VE Corrections: Yes, Alpha-N

  • Corrections: Load (air conditioning clutch, cooling fan load), or definable analog inputs


  • Control Strategies: Advanced 3D PID Algorithm plus static friction compensation

  • Supported e-throttles: All DC motors requiring less than 6,5A, 28 popular E-throttles supported in DBW wizard menus

  • 'PPS characteristic maps': 3D tables referencing commanded VS. actual throttle angle and RPM, driver switchable

  • Downshift Blip Support: Yes

  • Rally-Style Antilag Support: Yes

Traction Control:

  • Strategies: Delta RPM, gear compensation, F/R wheel speed

  • Reduction of torque: cutting the ignition using the 3D map (16x20)

  • Sensitivity control: with 10 positional rotary switch

Boost Control:

  • 'Boost ref' and 'target-tables': 2 sets of maps 10x10 (TPS vs RPM)

  • Control Strategies: Open/Closed loop (PID based)

  • Corrections: Gear, VSS, IAT, EGT, TPS, RPM


  • CAN standard: 2.0A 125, 250, 500, 1000 kBps

  • Supported protocols: CAN ECUMaster, Motec M800 Set 1, Haltech E8 E11v2, Pectel SQ 6, AEM

  • Supported vehicle protocols: E46 BMW, Citroen C2, Mazda RX8, Ford ST, Polaris RZR, R53 Mini Cooper, Fiat 500, Renault Clio, Lotus, Ford Fiesta, Ford ST, EVO X (AYC support) and many more

Engine Protection:

  • Lambda guard: Engine protection for lean conditions, safety strategies for fuel enrichment, partial throttle closure, and reduction of boost pressure

  • Critical values ​​for sensors: Yes (user definable)

  • Displaying error or critical value: Yes (user definable)

  • Overtemp protection: Yes (Oil Temp and CLT), definable by the user, RPM limit

  • Protection for low oil pressure: Yes, definable by the user, turn off the engine if necessary

  • Low Fuel Pressure Protection: Yes, delta fuel pressure compensation, RPM limit, turn off the engine if necessary

  • Protection for high EGT: Alarm, per cylinder fuel trim, boost limit

Flex Fuel:

  • Measurement of ethanol content: Yes

  • Fuel Density Compensation: Yes

  • Blending between maps: VE, IGN, Lambda / AFR, Boost, Cranking fuel, ASE, Warmup

  • Fuel temperature / PWM Correction: Yes


  • ALS: 2 independent settings ALS, DBW support

  • Shift light: for each gear

  • Launch control: Yes

  • Gear cut: Yes (open loop), DBW blip supported source: Switch, load cell, CAN

  • Pit limiter: Yes

  • Rolling anti lag: Yes


  • Unused Injector outputs repurposed as Aux outputs: Yes

  • Input/Output functions: fuel pump, radiator fans, start/stop button, nitrous oxide, map switching, 3D PWM outputs, A/C clutch control, main relay control, speedometer, tachometer and other

  • Password Protection: Yes, 2 levels of control

  • Timers: Fuel, Ignition, Boost timers controlled by virtual outputs

  • Serial protocol for dash displays: AIM, RaceTechnology

  • Autotune: Yes

  • Built-in oscilloscope: Yes

  • Logging: Log in real time to a PC, log to external loggers using serial or CAN (eg. EDL-1 ECUMaster Data Logger)