Up the stakes Downsize

Up the stakes Downsize

The inexorable push towards lower emissions and lower CO2 levels coupled with various enabling technologies have opened up a new direction for powertrain development which is becoming known as downsizing. For a small engine to be able to deliver the driveability and performance associated with conventional engine topologies while concurrently reducing all tailpipe emissions requires the latest technological enhancements.

When a major Tier 1 supplier needed to demonstrate it’s own powertrain design capabilities incorporating Cam Phase Control, Cam Lift Control, Electronic Throttle Control, Piezo Direct Injectors, Serial Twin Turbo Wastegate and Charge Pressure Control, Synchronous Direct Injection Fuel Pressure Control etc. etc. it really only had one choice for an engine management supplier. Mbe designed and supplied all the control components needed within weeks of being asked in order to meet the challenging timescale. By utilising an existing core platform, MBE was able to select electronic hardware modules.

In a similar manner to that employed when building software systems, MBE was able to build electronic hardware components to meet all of the requirements for the engine under test. For rapid development scenarios this technique is far cheaper and more flexible than methods employed by more traditional approaches. Likewise the application software control modules were also built and assembled in the same manner.

 
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