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2018 August Newsletter:

20th August 2018
Hello there

This month we have customer successes in drag racing at Santa Pod and the British Hillclimb Championship; a major software update; and NTDASH upgrades in Tip of the Month.

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2018 July Newsletter:

1st July 2018
Hello! In this issue we have Customer successes at the Donegal Rally, details of our new Instagram account, updates to our new software, an advance notice about our price increase on 1st August, and Tip of the Month with Load cells. Welcome to our ne...

2018 June Newsletter:

1st June 2018
Hello! This months updates feature DTAFast customer successes at the Carlow Stages and in Autograss and Malta, our new Instagram profile, how to download your copy of our new software, and the regular Tip of the Month that looks at multiple boost lev...

2018 May Newsletter:

1st May 2018
Hello! This months updates feature the success of DTAFast powered cars in the MSN Rally Championship, our latest videos on YouTube, roll out of our new software to dealers, and Tip of the Month – Using individual coils without a cam sensor.

2018 March Newsletter:

1st March 2018
Hello! Welcome back to our newsletter. This time we have our first 'Tip of the month' plus updates on our RTCM electronic distribution systems, NTDASH configs for Link ECUs and MegaSquirt ECUs, a VX220 + turbo tuning project, and a stock update on th...

.dbc File Available:

27th March 2017
Due to popular demand, we've added a .dbc file to our downloads section. These can be used for data loggers that require a .dbc file to decode the CAN data stream. This can be found [Read more...]

Firmware v80.11 and DTASwin v80.07 release:

22nd February 2017
Firmware version 80.11 has been released today, along with DTASwin v80.07. These add support for the following:
  • Flywheel mode 34 to support the VW 60-2-2 crank trigger pattern found on some cars
  • A new CAN stream option to...

DTAFast official Facebook page now live:

11th April 2016
Our new Facebook page is now live, and can be found here. We will be adding information about what we have been doing, successes of our products, and interesting articles. The pa...

Firmware v79.04 released: New CAN stream data

11th January 2016
Firmware version 79.04 has been released today. This firmware adds the following items to the can stream in block 0x2007:
  • Injector Duty Cycle %
  • Lambda Target Value
  • Lambda PID Adjustment

Visit DTA at Autosport International 2016:

21st December 2015
After a few years absence, DTAFast will once again be exhibiting at the 2016 Autosport International show, which is held from the 14th to the 17th January 2016. If you're at the show, please come and say hi to us on stand E282 in the engineering hal...

Colin Satchell is 2015 Hillclimb Leaders Champion:

18th December 2015
A huge congratulations to Colin Satchell for winning the 2015 Hillclimb Leaders Championship in his DTA powered Peugot 205. Colin is the first driver to win the championship in a closed roof car since 1993 when Tony Lambert won it in his Ferrari 308 ...

Christmas Opening Times 2015: And a Merry Christmas

14th December 2015
We would like to thank you for your support this year, in what has been a very challenging, but also very exciting year for us. With Allan retiring, and Alex taking over, your support and patience over the last year has been greatly appreciated. ...

V79.02 Release: Adds new CAN stream data

14th October 2015
V79.02 adds new data to the standard CAN stream. The following data items are now included: 0x2006 Cam2 Adv x 10 Cam2 Targ x 10 Cam2 PWM x 10 External 5v

V79 Release: Adds New Flywheel Mode

10th July 2015
V79 Adds an extra Aston V8 Flywheel mode for the six tooth cam and limit changes in turbo control and general engine settings.

Confirmed ECU shipping dates: from Alex Chard

5th June 2015
Thank you for your patience and understanding during the transition of ownership to me, especially due to the lack of ECUs. I’m delighted to say that we have finally received accurate dates for delivery of ECUs. These are laid out below, incl...

DTA Changes Hands: Notes from Allan

26th March 2015
I'd like to introduce you all to Alex Chard, the new owner of DTA Fast. As you may know, I've recently decided to retire, and am delighted to be passing over the reins to Alex. Despite interest from numerous parties, I have decided that he has the...

V78 Release: Oil Temp Limit on Cam Control

22nd December 2014
V78 Restricts cam control until the oil temperature has reached a user defined limit Adds a preset scale for the Ford Zetec cylinder head water temp sensor.

V77 Release: Electric Dump Valve

19th November 2014
V77 Adds the ability to control turbos fitted with an electric dump valve on the overrun. A special flywheel mode for Aston Martin V8's has been added. The injectors can be optionally pulsed on switch on to prime the inlet if required.

V73 Release: Paddle Shift Controller

1st May 2014
V73 Adds the ability to use the extra functionality of an S100, not needed for most engine applications, to act as a fully featured paddle shift gearbox controller. Configurable for most sequential gearbox layouts, with different 1/2 shift neutral p...

V71 Release: Low Temperature RPM Limit

29th November 2013
V71 Allows the user to lower the RPM limit when either water temperature or oil temperature or both are below a user defined limit. Launch startline RPM can be set on the second lambda input instead of Ana1 on an S80 and above. Water temp compensat...

V70 Release: Provision for Subaru 6 Cyl Crank Wheel

16th October 2013
V69 Allows the use of the Subaru 6 Cylinder 36 - 2 - 2 - 2 which is slightly different from the 4 cylinder one. V70 adds support for using the STC to open during anti-lag operation to provide air to the engine.

V68 Release: Launch Control Improvements

19th September 2013
V68 Allows the use of the random spark cut patterns when the current RPM is over the target RPM. This is useful for very powerful engines in low grip conditions. Launch Control Parameters and Shift Cut Parameters have been moved to two separate page...

V67 Release: Shift Cut Improvements

25th July 2013
V67 Allows the reversal of the gear potentiometer voltage when used for closed loop shift cut. Closed loop shift cut algorithms now can be used with a bike or similar gearbox where neutral is between 1st and 2nd gears.

V66 Release: Alarm Set Points and Recording

17th January 2013
V66 Allows the setting and recording of alarms on oil pressure, RPM and water temp. These are also logged in a special log. Added to the diagnostic screen are wheel pulses counted whever a pulse is present, regardless of software settings. This divo...

V65 Release: Enhanced Pit Lane Limiter

31st October 2012
V65 uses the enhanced random cut patterns to implement the Pit Lane Speed Limiter to reduce the aggression of this feature. Limit can now be speed or RPM based using either the standard Aux switch input on an S80/100 or the launch button on all ECU'...

V64 Release: Random Rev Limit Patterns

27th September 2012
V64 Allows the user to specify five random soft cut patterns over a 16 event sequence. The RPM these activate is user specified as it the cut method, fuel, spark or both. The closed loop shift cut feature can be initiated with a switch and terminate...

V63 Release: Closed Loop Shift Cut

16th April 2012
V63 Allows the use of the gear position potentiometer to intiate and terminate a "Closed Loop Shift Cut". A rear wheel speed sensor can be used for gear by shaft RPM if required. Analogue 1 can be used to set the Lambda target. The shift cut input...

V62 Release: 3D Pressure Target Maps

31st October 2011
V62 Allows the use of 20 x 14 main target manifold pressure maps for both of the switchable maps. Map two can now be selected without any qualifying parameters simply on switch position. A maximum cut percentage parameter is added to traction contr...

V61 Release: Launch By Elapsed Time

9th June 2011
V61 adds the ability to use launch control without a speed sensor. A two dimensional table of RPM versus elapsed time and an analogue input voltage add a flexible and effective form of launch control in circumstances where a wheel speed sensor cannot...

V60 Release: Control of 4 Variable Cams on S100

25th February 2011
V60 adds thhe ability to control 4 variable cam-shafts on any engine up to 8 cylinders using hall effect cam sensors. Audi and BMW V8's being prime examples. Logging of the cam targets and positions is extended for this situation. Support for the M...

V58 Release: Full Map for Twin Spark Offset

3rd November 2010
The offset between the two sparks of a twin spark system can now be calculated via the map 2 ignition map thus allowing full flexibility over the engine operating range. Engagement of the idle PID controller can now be delayed after the engine has b...

V57 Release: Gear Calculation Using Speed Sensor

24th June 2010
As well as using a potentiometer in a sequential gearbox current gear selection can now be calculated with a speed sensor on the gearbox output shaft. Enhancements to shift cut operation allows for fuel cut as well as ignition retard or cut, fading ...

V55 Release: 3D Pressure Compensation Tables

9th June 2010
Two full speed/load tables are included for manifold pressure compensation of fuelling and ignition advance. Load axis for each is independantly definable to be MAP or TPS. Voltage reverse for the TPS is allowed via software. Idle control speed dis...

V54 Release: Multiple Injection Angles

17th March 2010
A full speed/load map has been added for injection angle Access to the diagnostic and logging functions is allowed when a PIN is set. Advance compensations from subsidiary maps can be in degrees or percentages. Improvements have been made to the s...

Mazda Rotary Engines:

18th January 2010
Our ECU's have been used on Mazda Rotary engines for a long time and we recently were helping Pip Gardner at WGT with problem which turned out to be a faulty alternator. The engine, however, sounds glorious and produces a remarkable 440 BHP with more...

V53.00 Release: Pit Lane Speed Limit

6th November 2009
A separate pit lane speed limit has been introduced on the S80/S100 enabling the launch system still to be used for that function. Full throttle shifting may now be facillitated by using ignition retard rather than a full cut to reduce RPM loss thro...

V52.00 Release: Variable Lambda Filter Length

25th September 2009
To accomodate different engine requirements a variable time filter has been introduced in Lambda parameters. Changes have been made to the synchronisation rules for the Honda K20 engine to improve recovery after driver induced brake locking events st...

V51.00 Release: Multiple Cam Targets

18th August 2009
To reduce the number of Version number increments caused by different combinations of cam sensor target wheels the ability to choose a synchronisation tooth has been parameterised in the software.

V50.00 Release: Twin Injector Blending

14th August 2009
Additional features have been added to twin injection capabilities. Continuous blending between the inner and outer sets of injectors is possible all over the operating envelope. A variable enrichment factor can be added whenever an injector first be...

V49.00 Release: Support for Chevrolet LS7

27th May 2009
The BMW S54 motor has now been run and developed 365 HP at Kristensen Automotive in London, Ontario. The S100 wiring diagram now has detailed pin outs of the relevant actuators and sensors Support for the standard crank and cam sensors and pattern...

V48.00 Release: Preliminary Support for BMW S54 Motor

17th March 2009
The VANOS arrangement on the BMW S54 motor is different to the earlier S50 units. We have an engine running on the dyno and full connection details will be released shortly. In the mean time do not try to use the S54 mode. A generic style of control ...

1600CC Injectors in Stock:

4th March 2009
We have secured a stock of 1600 cc Ethanol compatible injectors, ideal for big turbo ethanol fuelled engines.

S80 and S100 Reduced in Size and Weight:

24th January 2009
The S80 and S100 have had a complete physical re-design to reduce the size and weight. The weight has been reduced by 30% to 800 gm and the length shrunk by 33% to only 162mm. There is no change in the functionality of the units, both being fully cap...