I&M offers technical excellence and abilities in the development of advanced automotive control systems, with particular respect to the protection and exploitation of IPs, and providing support for innovation transfer into products.
ECUs for Internal Combustion Engine Drivetrain
Coming from a long lasting experience in design and development of ECUs for traditional powertrain applications, I&M team has developed a deep know-how in managing every aspect of modern internal combustion engines and transmission controls, to keep the pace up with the strict emission regulations and achieve the highest efficiency, still keeping under control and optimizing the cost of the electronic HW.
Internal Combustion Engine Control
Development of ECUs for engine control in direct injection (both GDI and DDI) as well as PFI systems, both in terms of electronic HW and SW.
Full support of state of the art technologies, including advanced cooling management, high efficiency turbocharged engines, precise air control, optimized combustion process based on knock and in-cylinder pressure sensors, exhaust gas after treatment, … and more!
Precise Control of Injected Fuel Quantity
I&M team has developed a deep knowledge in precise injector control, achieved with customized microcode running on state-of-the-art NXP MC33PT2000/1 injection controllers, together with advanced algorithms for start-of-injection and end-of-injection detection and compensation.
This allows non linearity corrections of injectors, especially critical at low injection quantities in multi-injection patterns, and to compensate for injector dispersion, drifting and aging, thus achieving an optimal combustion process in all operating conditions, both in terms of performances and emissions.
I&M competence is not limited to traditional fuels, but always looking for a greener and smarter world, has been developing ECUs for most of the alternative fuels available today: CNG, LNG, LPG, for mono-fuel and bi-fuel engines, in passenger cars and industrial vehicles as well.
I&M team will be eager to extend his experience in the hydrogen-fuelled engines of tomorrow!
Intake/Exhaust Valve Lift and Timing Control
To achieve the cleanest and most efficient combustion process, a very precise air control is needed at every intake and/or exhaust valve of the engine. I&M team has been working actively in the development of ECUs to accurately control and dynamically adjust the engine valve lift and actuation timing, exploiting several technologies:
- Electro-hydraulicc valve lift actuation
- Adjustment of valve lift and phase by means of a control shaft, driven by e-motors or electro-pneumatic valves
- Cylinder deactivation system
No matter how clean the combustion process is, exhaust gas shall anyway undergo a complex after treatment process to fulfil nowadays strict emission regulation requirements.
I&M has developed ECUs for after treatment control, to retrofit vehicles that were not designed to meet the latest emission limits and cannot be easily replaced: for instance, this is the case of some agricultural and in general off-road vehicles, for which a very long service life is expected.
A proper management of the transmission is key to efficiently transfer torque and power from the internal combustion engine to the wheels, providing optimum performances while minimizing emissions.
Whatever kind of automatic transmission, I&M’s team can support you developing the automatic transmission control ECU. Previous experience in dual clutch, sequential and hydraulic transmissions control will enable a quick solution for your application.
Automotive and industrial, from 12V to 48V
I&M is actively developing Electronic Control Units for any kind of vehicles, from passenger cars to commercial, construction and agricultural vehicles, including also stationary applications and co-generation systems. No matter which is your vehicle electrical architecture, I&M can support you managing 12V, 24V and 48V power-nets.
The strong commitment of I&M in the e-Mobility will help you to optimally control your hybrid powertrain in HEV and PHEV applications as well.