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ADU5 Advanced Display Unit with Logging

A cost effective solution to a Motec C125 dash. 


The ADU5 was designed in response to market demand for a cost-effective dash display with logging capabilities. The specific goal was to create a fully customizable, feature-rich, quality solution for competitive drivers. 


Above all, the ADU is designed to display all critical information in an easy to read manner, along with a comprehensive strategy for displaying alarms.


Advanced Display Units are available in 5” and 7” versions. Both versions feature high resolution, high visibility anti-glare screens, guaranteeing perfect visibility in any lighting conditions. The ADU comes with multiple pre-configured pages, which can be customized by the end user to display data required at every race stage (e.g. practice, qualification, race, troubleshooting, etc.). Pages may be changed manually or automatically (based on defined conditions). Each channel displayed on a page (gauges, icons, texts, etc.) can be easily modified in real time using user-friendly Windows based software. The comprehensive overlay system facilitates a multiple page display for important data (e.g. low oil pressure, best lap, etc.) independent of the actual page displayed.


The ADU is also equipped with 15 ultra-bright RGB LEDs which can be used as an advanced gear-depended shift light and can be modified by user-defined logic (for alarms, low fuel level, etc.).
Using IR beacons or a GPS system, the dash turns into a powerful lap timer with a predictive timing function. By selecting the Qualification page, you enable a “Qualification Mode” which uses advanced predictive lap timing based on an automatically updated “best” reference lap.

User configurable timers can be adjusted for additional functionality (pit stop timer, etc.). The ADU also supports thermal cameras for monitoring brake discs or tyre temperatures (up to 16 points per tyre).

Communication with other devices in the car is provided via two built-in, independent CAN-BUS communication ports. CAN templates are provided for most popular ECUs, and are fully configurable, allowing you to connect our hardware to virtually any engine management system.
To ensure that all features work seamlessly, our device is based on a 32-bit automotive controller paired with a state of the art graphics processor. This combination provides the perfect working environment for any engineer or driver and guarantees anti-aliased, high-quality graphics at 50 frames per second.

For further data analysis, data channels can be logged to a USB Flash drive with a frequency of up to 500Hz.

All of these “Must Have” features and more are housed in a rugged, specially CNC machined, black anodized enclosure.


Free, easy to install firmware upgrades further improve system capabilities (e.g. new strategies, trigger patterns, CAN data streams).


General Specifications:

Operating voltage: 6-22V, immunity to transients according to ISO 7637, with reverse polarity protection

CPU: 32 bits, automotive, 90MIPS Temperature range: -30°C to 80°C

Enclosure: Anodized aluminium, CNC machined, IP61 Connector: Automotive 36-way AMP connector

5” display: Antiglare TFT, 800x480, active area 108x64.8mm, luminance 600 cd/m2

7” display: Antiglare TFT, 800x480, active area 154.08x85.92mm, luminance 500 cd/m2

Alarms: 15 x ultrabright RGB LEDs

Communication: CAN: 2 x CAN 2.0B (250, 500, 1000 kbps) independent Serial: RS232 (Rx,Tx)

USB: Yes, for data logging (dash programming must be done via CAN, using CAN to USB adapter, Peak Pcan, or Kvaser cable)

Inputs: Analogue inputs: 8 analogue inputs, 10 bits, 500Hz, software selectable pullups/pulldowns

Digital inputs: 8 inputs with user defined sensitivity Outputs: General purpose 2 x protected 3A low side outputs


Accelerometer: 3 axis gyro and 3 axis acceleration

Light sensor: Built in for auto brightness

Temperature sensor: Built in to trace device internal temperature

Real time clock: Built in with battery backup

Features: Lap Timer: Lap timer with memory, predictive timing, triggered by a beacon or GPS

Customization: 48 available pages, user defined content, custom graphics allowed

Functions: Math channels logical functions

Overlays: Yes, user defined

CAN stream: User defined, up to 48 input messages, predefined streams for popular ECUs

Logging: Memory: USB Flash Memory Rate: Up to 500Hz per channel Real time clock: Yes 


Option to add:

USB to CAN Module is used to communicate between your PC and the ECUMaster PMU. Multiple devices can be connected via CAN, and a single connection can be used to communicate with all devices at once (for example: race vehicles using multiple PMU units)


Check the Application Notes page for wiring and configuration information specific to your ECU.

ECUMASTER ADU5 Advanced Display Unit REV.2

PriceFrom $1,429.00
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