ECUMaster ADU5 (5″ Advanced Display Unit)

£849.00 (+VAT)


The ECUMaster ADU5 has been designed in response to market demand for a cost-effective dash display with logging capabilities. ECUMaster’s specific goal was to create a fully customizable, feature-rich, quality solution for competitive drivers. ECUMaster consulted professional drivers and race engineers and designed their range of ADU’s to exceed their requirements. Above all, the ECUMaster ADU5 was designed to display all critical information in an easy to read manner, along with a comprehensive strategy for displaying alarms.

The ADU5 features a high resolution, high visibility anti-glare screen, guaranteeing perfect visibility in any lighting conditions. It 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. It is also equipped with 15 ultra-bright RGB LEDs which can be used as an advanced gear-dependent 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 ADU5 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, the 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, CAN data streams).

ECUMaster ADU5 Specification:


  • Temperature range: AECQ100 GRADE3 (-40 to +85˚C)
  • Reverse battery protection: Yes, internal
  • Operating voltage: 6-22V, immunity to transients according to ISO 7637
  • Enclosure:
    • Rev.1 ->IP 60, custom CNC machined aluminium
    • Rev.2 ->IP 65, custom CNC machined aluminium (sealed)
  • Connectors: 1 x 35 positions, AMP Automotive connector
  • PC communication: CAN BUS – Ecumaster interface, Peak or Kvaser
  • Display Type: TFT 800×480
  • Brightness of display: 600 cd/m2

Inputs / Outputs

  • Analogue inputs: 8 inputs, 10 bits, 0-5 V, software controlled pull-up/pull-down 10K resistor. Al analog inputs can be used as a switches
  • Digital inputs: 8 digital inputs, software controlled input sensitivity (VR, Hall), software controlled 4K7 pull-up resistors, used for engine speed sensors, Flex Fuel, wheel speeds, turbocharger shaft speed. All digital inputs can be used as switches
  • Outputs: 2 low side outputs (switch to ground), up to 2A, 1 analogue output (0-5V) 10 bits
  • +5V Output: Monitored 5V output for powering external sensors


  • CAN Interface: 2 x CAN2.0 A/B, 250, 500, 1000 Kbps
  • CAN streams: User-defined
  • Serial communication: RS232 Rx/Tx, AiM protocols, ECUMaster, Hondata Kpro, Autronic
  • USB: Used for logging to external USB memory


Its important to note that to connect the ECUMaster ADU5 to a Laptop or PC, you will need the purchase the ECUMaster USB to CAN adaptor.


  • Light Emitting Diodes: 15 ultra bright RGB LEDs
  • Accelerometer/gyroscope: 3D accelerometer + 3D gyroscope for the analysis of vehicle dynamics
  • Real-time clock: Yes, battery powered
  • Light sensor: Yes, for automatic correction of brightness
  • Temperature sensor: Yes, for monitoring device temperature

Supported ECU's

  • ECUMaster EMU Classic (serial)
  • ECUMaster EMU Classic (CAN)
  • ECUMaster EMU Black
  • ECUMaster PMU
  • AEM
  • Autronic SM-4
  • DTA Fast S series
  • MERALD K3/K6
  • Emtron
  • EVO X
  • Haltech Elite
  • Hondata Kpro4 (Serial)
  • Hondata Kpro4 (CAN)
  • Life Racing
  • MaxxECU
  • Megasquirt 2 & 3
  • MoTeC M400,M600, M800
  • MoTeC M1
  • Pectel SQ-6
  • Syvecs
  • VI-PEC
  • OBD 2 over CAN ecus
  • Any ECU able to send data over CAN BUS

If your ECU is not listed above please contact us to create a configuration for your device.

Download Files:



Pinout ADU

User Manuals


ADU user manual (English)


EMU Classic Serial Protocol

Estimated dispatch time within 3 working days.

Picture for illustration purposes only. Actual parts may differ slightly in appearance.