Tuesday, April 23

Chip tuning: what is it?

A basic explanation of chiptuning

In the tuning industry, “chip tuning” is a widely used word. The main method used by those who wish to increase the power of their car is chip tuning. Chip tuning is currently known by several names, including injector tuning, map or control unit optimization, engine tuning, diesel tuning, OBD tuning, sensor tuning, and performance enhancement.

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History of chip tunings

The phrase “chip tuning” first appeared in the 1990s. Engines having electronic engine management systems at that time had their eproms, or electronic control modules, desoldered and reprogrammed. Chip tuners have progressively improved and broadened their methods over time.

These days, CPUs rather than eproms are seen in cars. The control units are no longer rewritten and desoldered in this instance. The control unit is rewritten using several interfaces. The engine control unit keeps track of the car’s many factors, such as temperature, load, fuel injection, boost pressure, and so on, and modifies them to suit the driver’s style. The control unit ensures that the driver always drives in the best possible way in this way. To adjust the settings, the control unit receives changed characteristic maps or values from the chip tuning. With this adjustment, performance may be increased while adding minimal more burden to the engine as a whole.

The various techniques employed by chip tuners

Such a change in engine values can be achieved in a number of ways. Soldering is still used to adjust outdated automobiles’ chips. Moreover, the chip may be entirely replaced as opposed to merely overwritten.

For vehicle diagnostics, the majority of automobiles registered after 2000 use a standard OBD2 interface. Through this interface, the ECU’s software may be read out and modified. For instance, the BDM port is utilized for all vehicles that do not support OBD2 optimization. The manufacturer uploads the program using the same interface.

An additional variation is an add-on module, sometimes referred to as a tuning box informally. The control unit and the sensors are connected by this. To modify the engine control unit for fuel injection and boost pressure, among other characteristics, the chip tuning provides new values. The altered values are beforehand tailored to the particular engine. An add-on module’s benefit is its easy installation and residue-free removal, which the car owner may easily accomplish. Once the add-on modules are removed, the car returns to its original state.

Saving tunes with PowerControl

An add-on module called DTE Systems PowerControl raises power and torque by modifying key engine settings, all while staying within a safe maximum. Healthy chip tuning includes safety, which is why DTE adheres to the high standards set by the Association of Automotive Tuners and is a member of the VDAT. Furthermore, the TÜV conducts an audit every two years, which allows DTE Systems to provide the required TÜV component certifications for the tuning systems. Today, more than 4,000 cars with PowerControl already come with the parts certificate. The DTE engineering team is able to test and assess the cars’ performance immediately because of the on-site MAHA dynamometer. This makes it possible to precisely identify the performance data and create the extra performance that is required. During the procedure, many test runs are used to measure all of the exhibited performances.

DTE Systems has been creating cutting-edge technology for 25 years in addition to developing and producing chip and throttle tuning internally. For instance, the multichannel technology produces an ideal tune of all significant engine parameters by optimizing up to five channels in real time. Using the Auto-Adjust feature, every DTE tune may simultaneously pick up on the unique qualities of your car. DTE Systems guarantees the safety and enhanced functionality of your car, truck, tractor, or watercraft with each of these advances.