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The ECU NEX has been supplied to the Carraro Group which will adopt it within various transmission systems designated for important OEMs in both the agricultural and earthmoving sectors

 
 

A customized version of the ECU Dyna has been supplied to the Carraro Group which will adopt it within various transmission systems designated for important OEMs in both the agricultural and earthmoving sectors. 

The ECU NEX, which is the name it will be given, is going to be used to control of all the electronic devices supporting the sophisticated mechanics developed by Carraro. The product, which is very compact, is suitable to be mounted even in tight spaces and treated externally with cataphoresis to ensure maximum protection from chemical agents. Compared to the Dyna, the ECU NEX is distinguished by its high level of customization. 

Speaking of hardware, we in fact made a dedicated PCB, since Carraro required more inputs (21 in total) and fewer outputs (13 in total), compared to the off-the-shelf version. There are also two CAN lines and one LIN line to allow communication between all the electronic devices in the agricultural vehicles. 

 
 
 
 
 

On the software side, the presence of two distinct levels of boot loader together with the application software that can also be modified at different levels, make the possibility of customization even more in-depth. 

In this way Carraro is able to manage in full autonomy both the software and the firmware and, through our tools MTA Studio and MTA Gate, can therefore develop the applications and program the NEX. 

But there's more: the end customer can in turn update the electronic control units using their own interfaces without any constraints, not necessarily having to use our tools. All this benefits the agricultural world with great application flexibility at its disposal.

 
 
 

 

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Customizable Electronic Control Units

 

In the range of products that can be customized with MTA Studio there are the two control units, Dyna and Actua, intended to drive actuators.

 
 

 
 
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