Life Racing F88RXL Engine Management System (ECU)

From: £1,597.00 (+VAT)

The Life Racing F88RXL (L-Suffix) lite range has been specifically designed for applications where cost is paramount. Based on the F88 architecture the L-Series is by no means a compromise, it just has less inputs and outputs for those applications that don’t require the complexity of the full F88 whilst still incorporating the same control strategies and processing power as the F88.

For full specification of this ECU, please see the description below the ECU configuration options.

Configure your F88RXL ECU: 


This F88RXL lite version of the Life Racing F88 Engine Management system also features twin processor unit which uses 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 Suffix-L have been designed to control complex modern port fuel injected engines. 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 high pressure die cast aluminium case designed to be installed in harsh motorsport environments.

RL-Series Model Comparison

  • F88RL ECU:
    • Configurable Inputs: 12
    • PWM/Injector Outputs: 8
    • Memory: 16MB
  • F88RSL ECU:
    • Configurable Inputs: 12
    • PWM/Injector Outputs  12
    • Memory: 16MB
  • F88RXL ECU:
    • Configurable Inputs :12
    • PWM/Injector Outputs: 16
    • Memory: 16MB

For a full breakdown, please see pages 4 & 5 on the downloadable data sheet below.

Life Racing F88RXL Specification:


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


  • Up to 26 user configurable general purpose Pulse Width Modulated power outputs, including:
    • 6 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)


  • 12 user configurable general purpose analogue sensor inputs, including 4 bipolar, inductive or hall effect speed / engine position inputs
  • Up to 4 dedicated inputs, including:
  • Optional 2 acoustic knock sensor inputs
  • Up to 2 wideband (NTK) lambda sensor interface


  • 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


  • 16MB 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
  • 5 Separately protected sensor and communication ground input


  • 88 way Bosch / AMP sealed connector
  • Sealed high pressure die cast black powder coated aluminium case
  • Maximum dimension including the connector is 183mm x 125mm x 36mm
  • Max operating temperature 85°C
  • Total mass 480 grams

Available Upgrade Features

  • Adaptive Knock Control
  • Direct Motor Control
  • Gearbox Control
  • Traction Control
  • Custom Security

All of the additional upgrade features for the Life Racing F88 ECU are available for an additional charge in the options above.

Build Time Choice (BTC) Options

  • 6 Ignition Outputs
  • CAN3 Replaces Second Lambda
  • Second Lambda Input

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. These build time choices are available for an additional charge in the options above.

Please Contact Us if you require any assistance with choosing the spec of your 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 F88RXL (Lite) 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.