SAE International Webcast Delves Into New ECU Prototype Techniques

WARRENDALE, Pa., March 19, 2013 - SAE International presents a free, one-hour webcast that explores the pros and cons of traditional versus on-target prototyping on a real ECU. “Bringing Advanced Control Systems to Market with On-Target Prototyping on Production-Intent ECUs” will take place Thursday, March 21, at noon (EDT).

Whether you are developing a hybrid control system, a complete engine management system, or simply a new control system feature or function, chances are you use traditional rapid prototyping techniques, such as bypass or fullpass, to test and validate your ideas. However, these techniques are often too complex, too expensive, and they don’t lend themselves well to a path-to-production on a final ECU.

Industry experts will offer practical examples. In addition, they will discuss how to:

- Rapidly enable development on a production engine with non-typical crank patterns

Produce working control system prototypes in a very short time that allow small companies to showcase their technology to potential customers and investors

Enable research in alternative fuels and power systems

Industry expert professionals will include:

- Vivek Jaikamal , Engineering Manager, ETAS Inc.

Scott R. Hotz, P.E., Manager - Ann Arbor Technical Center, Engine, Emissions, and Vehicle Research Division, Southwest Research Institute

- J
esse Beeker Controls Engineer, HYCON

Moderator will be Lisa Arrigo, Custom Electronic Products Editor, SAE International.

The webcast is hosted by AEI and sponsored by ETAS. To learn more about “Bringing Advanced Control Systems to Market with On-Target Prototyping on Production-Intent ECUs,” click here. To find the start time in a different time zone, click here.

SAE International is a global association of more than 138,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.

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