Life Racing F88 Engine Management System (ECU)

£2,785.00 (+VAT)

The new version the popular Life Racing F88 ECU has been upgraded to allow easy and cost effective control of Gasoline and Diesel direct injection engines from 1 to 8 cylinders. The F88 ECU can be used for both Direct Injection and non-Direct Injection applications and with thew new added H-Bridge circuitry, this ECU will directly control a high pressure fuel pump and drive by wire throttles. The internal memory has also been increased to 128MB as standard meaning this ECU can also act as the main logging system.

Due to the custom nature of the F88 ECU, this listing is for the base ECU only. After your purchase, we will contact you to discuss any additional upgrades (all of which are chargeable) and configuration changes which may or may not be required. For more information on ECU upgrades, please see the “Available Upgrade Features” and “Build Time Choices” toggles below.


The Life Racing F88 ECU features twin processor units which use a high speed RISC processor for code execution and an additional large FPGA for high speed engine position tracking, allowing scheduling code to be independent of signal patterns thus increasing flexibility, efficiency and accuracy under transient conditions. This powerful combination also allows advanced control algorithms yet remains easy to calibrate for the end user.

The F88 ECU is designed to control complex modern engines including direct injection for gasoline and diesel fuels (in conjunction with an external GDI drive module). Standard strategies include, turbocharged, supercharged, drive by wire, quad vvt, vtec, gearbox, differential and many more. The internal data logging coupled with a unique crank and cam sync logger allows detailed analysis of inputs, control signals and fault diagnosis.

This powerful hardware is packaged within a lightweight CNC machined aluminium case designed to be installed in harsh motorsport environments.



  • Powerful RISC CPU for advanced strategy execution
  • Custom synchronous FPGA processor for engine position tracking up to 25,000rpm


  • 28 user configurable general purpose Pulse Width Modulated power outputs, including:
  • 8 ignition coil outputs IGBT or TTL (Software configurable)
  • 16 general PWM/Fuel injector outputs
  • 2 full bridges also configurable as 4 half bridges or 4 PWMs (DbW & HDP-5)


  • 24 user configurable general purpose analogue sensor inputs, including 16 bipolar, inductive or hall effect speed / engine position inputs
  • 6 dedicated inputs, including:
    • Acoustic knock sensor inputs (x2)
    • Wideband (NTK) lambda sensor interface (x2)
    • K-type thermocouple sensor interfaces (x2)


  • 100 MHz full duplex Ethernet for calibration, configuration and data download
  • 2 CAN 2.0B interfaces for communication with other controllers or logging systems
  • RS232 serial interface for communication with other controllers or logging systems


  • 128MB battery backed internal logging memory
  • Ultra-Fast data download via Ethernet
  • Time/Date stamped data via real time clock

Power Supply

  • 6V to 32V input voltage range with reverse polarity protection
  • 2 regulated 5V sensor supply output with individual short circuit protection
  • Software configurable (5V to 12V) sensor supply output (e.g. for 10V load cells)
  • 5 Separately protected sensor and communication ground input


  • 88 way Bosch / AMP sealed connector
  • Sealed CNC machined anodised aluminium case
  • Maximum dimension including the connector is 178mm x 122mm x 36mm
  • Max operating temperature 85°C
  • Total mass 485 grams

Available Upgrade Features

  • Adaptive Knock Control
  • Diesel Control
  • Direct Injection Pump Control*
  • Direct Motor Control
  • Gearbox Control
  • Traction Control
  • Custom Security

All of the additional upgrade features for the Life Racing F88 ECU are available after your purchase for an additional charge.

*Please note, for Direct Injection Pump Control, Life Racing’s Gasoline Direct Injector (GDI) driver is required to power GD injectors which is available separately.

Build Time Choice (BTC) Options

  • 12 Ignition Outputs
  • CAN3 Replaces Second Lambda

Please note, build time choices are configured whilst the ECU is initially programmed and cannot be added at a later date. It is critical that these options are considered carefully. Please contact us using the “contact us button” at the bottom of this listing if you require any assistance with choosing the spec of your new ECU.

Warranty and Servicing

  • This equipment comes with a 1 year warranty against manufacturing defects and failures however misuse or damage will not be covered under warranty.
  • Warranty may be extended on an annual basis via a system refurbishment scheme.
  • This ECU contains a battery which can be returned to Life Racing for a replacement, a charge may be made for this service

Download Files


Download F88 Data Sheet

Here at Northampton Motorsport, we also offer a full wiring and fitting service as well as engine calibration on our in house Superflow AD30 2 wheel drive chassis dyno. For more information, please contact us and a member of our team would be happy to assist with your enquiry:

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All ECU’s are configured to order so the lead times can vary. Estimated dispatch time within 10 working days.

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