Mazda MX5 NB1 ECUMaster Plug & Play Kit

£738.00 (+VAT)

Mazda MX5 NB1 ECUMaster Plug & Play Kit suitable for the MX5 with an NB1 engine (1999-2000 models with manual transmission).

This Plug & Play Kit allows for plug and play installation of the ECUMaster EMU Classic standalone engine management system. Factory features are retained such as alternator control and A/C (including idle up). The factory clutch switch is connected through the adaptor to allow for launch control and flat shift features. Use of the factory vehicle speed sensor allows for boost per gear/speed as well. A base map will also come preinstalled onto the ECU.

For more information, full specification and download files, please see the description below:

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Mazda MX5 NB1 ECUMaster Plug & Play Kit features the ECUMaster EMU Classic which has been specifically designed to operate the most advanced and complex engines presently available. The EMU Classic controls fuelling, ignition and auxiliary systems on 1-12 cylinder engines including those with drive-by-wire throttles* and VVT.

The adaptable firmware means the most awkward crank trigger patterns can be utilized allowing future proofing for new patterns not yet released. It can drive up to 6 passive or 12 smart coils directly and does not require external amplifier/power modules to achieve this. Sophisticated drive-by-wire strategies provide a wide range of throttle control along with advanced plausibility (fault/error) checking for safety. The EMU features more built-in value than any other aftermarket ECU. It easily matches the functionality of other stand-alone management systems with multiple inputs and outputs.

Unlike many other ECU systems, the ECUMaster EMU Classic has built in wideband lambda input (Bosch LSU 4.2 sensors wire directly), MAP control connector (4 bar MAP sensor on board), 2 EGT probe inputs and an input for directly connecting a Flex Fuel ethanol content sensor. All of this provides greater flexibility, reduces costs and negates the requirement for external or supplemental signal conditioning control systems and the associated wiring that other management systems require. Map switching, launch control, adaptive Lambda control, flex fuel and wheel slip control are among many of the software controllable options available.

Mazda MX5 NB1 ECUMaster Plug & Play Specification:


  • Enclosure protection: IP 60
  • Temperature range: AECQ100 GRADE3 (-40 to +85C)
  • Reverse battery protection: Yes, internal
  • Operating voltage: 6-20V, immunity to transients according to ISO 7637
  • Operating current (ECU): < 0.5A
  • Size: 155 x 120 x 45 (mm)
  • Weight: 500g
  • Connectors: 2 x 24 FCI Automotive connector
  • Communication: USB (with PC client software), serial or CAN


  • Injector outputs: 6 protected outputs 5A, low side
  • Ignition outputs: 6 outputs 7A (15A peak) (passive & active coils supported)
  • Aux outputs: 6 protected outputs 5A, low side
  • Stepper outputs: Full bridge up to 0.8A, can be used as separate outputs
  • WBO heater: Protected low side up to 5A
  • +5V: 1
  • CAN BUS: Yes, with additional module
  • Serial: Yes


  • Analog inputs: 7, 10Bits, 0-5V, 4 additional analogue inputs with CAN module
  • EGT inputs: 2 for K-Type thermocouple
  • Knock sensor: 2
  • Oxygen sensor: LSU 4.2 or Narrow band
  • Trigger inputs: 3 (primary, 2 cams) Hall / VR software selectable
  • VSS: 1 (Hall / VR)
  • Flex Fuel: Using CAM#2  or VSS


  • Temperature sensors: IAT, CLT, Oil temperature (user defined characteristic), AC evap temperature
  • Pressure sensor: MAP, Oil pressure, Fuel pressure (user defined characteristic), AC pressure sensor
  • Oxygen sensor: LSU 4.2 (built in controller), Narrow band, external WBO controllers
  • Speed: Vehicle speed sensor (VR/HALL), Gear sensor (sensor, calculated)


  • Injectors: Up to 6 Hi Z injectors (sequential)
  • Battery compensation: User defined, wizard for popular injectors
  • Fuelling strategies: VE based speed density, Alpha N
  • Air charge temp: Based on IAT and CLT
  • VE table: 2 tables 16×20 (Load x RPM), resolution of 0.1%
  • Individual cylinder trim: Yes
  • Staged injection: Yes
  • Additional correction: EGT correction (per cylinder), BARO, TPS vs MAP, TPS vs RPM, Warmup, Nitrous, LC, ALS, ASE, Fuel pressure, Knock sensor
  • Lambda based real time correction: Using Lambda/AFR target table
  • Acc. / Deceleration enrichment: Yes


  • Ignition outputs: 6 for passive and active coils (software selectable)
  • Supported triggers: N-1, N-2, N-3, N+1, Multitooth, Subaru triggers, Nissan trigger, Lotus Elise, Audi trigger, Renault Clio Wiliams / Alpine, Colt 1.5CZ
  • Ignition angle table: 2 tables 16×20 (Load x RPM), resolution of 0.5 Deg
  • Per cylinder trim: Yes
  • Dwell time battery compensation: Used defined,  wizard for popular coils
  • Odd fire compatibility: Application dependent
  • Additional correction: CLT, IAT, TPS vs MAP, Nitrous,  Idle, Knock sensor, LC, Pit limiter, ALS, Flat shift, Timers, Acc. enrichment

Knock Sensing

  • Channels: 2
  • Resonant frequency range: 1-20kHz, 3rd order AAF
  • Sampling: Ignition event driven, knock window
  • Actions: Ignition retard, fuel enrichment, dashboard indication

Idle Control

  • Control type: PWM solenoids (2,3 wires), drive by wire, stepper motors (bi and unipolar),  ignition cut, fuel cut
  • Control strategy: Open / Close loop , ignition angle control
  • VE correction: Yes, for Alpha-N
  • Corrections: AC clutch, coolant fan, analogue input

Boost Control

  • Boost ref and target tables: 2 sets 16×20 (TPS vs RPM)
  • Control strategies: Open / Closed loop (PID based)
  • Corrections: Gear, VSS, IAT, EGT

Drive By Wire*

  • Control strategy: Advanced 3D PID + static friction compensation
  • Supported throttles: All with DC motor and current requirement lower than 6A Wizard for 28 popular electronic throttles
  • PPS to throttle position characteristic: 3D table
  • BLIP support: Yes
  • ALS support: Yes

Please Note: External module is required.

Traction Control

  • TC strategy: Delta RPM, gear compensation
  • Torque reduction: Spark cut using 3D table (16×20)
  • Sensitivity control: 10 position rotary switch

Variable Valve Timing (VVT)

  • Supported systems: VVTi, MiVec, VANOS, Double Vanos
  • Number of camshafts: 2
  • Control strategy: PID based closed loop, CAM angle target tables 12×12

Flex Fuel

  • Ethanol content measurement: Yes
  • Fuel temperature measurement: Yes
  • Tables blending: VE, IGN, Lambda/AFR, Boost, Cranking fuel, ASE, Warmup
  • Fuel temperature PW correction: Yes


  • ALS: 2 independent ALS setting, DBW support
  • Shift light: Per gear shift light
  • Launch control: Yes
  • Gear cut: Yes (Open loop), DBW blip supported Source: Switch, load cell, CAN
  • Pit limiter: Yes
  • Rolling anti lag: Yes

Engine Protection

  • Fail safe values for critical sensors: Yes
  • Dashboard indication of failures: Yes, user defined
  • Over temperature engine protection: Yes, user defined, RPM limit
  • Low oil pressure protection: Yes, user defined, shut off
  • Fuel pressure protection: Yes, fuel dose compensation, RPM limit, engine shut off
  • High exhaust temperature: Alarm, per cylinder fuel trim, boost limit


  • CAN standard: 2.0A 125, 250, 500, 1000 kBps 11, 29 bits
  • Supported CAN Dashes***:  ECUMASTER, Motec M800 Set 1, Haltech E8 E11v2, Pectel SQ 6, AEM
  • Supported OEM CAN streams***: BMW E46, Citroen C2, Mazda RX8, Ford ST, Polaris RZR, Mini Cooper R53, Fiat 500, Renault Clio, Lotus, Ford Fiesta, Ford ST

Please note: External module required

***Supported channels are application dependent


  • Unused injection outputs can be used as AUX output: Yes
  • Unused ignition outputs can be used as AUX output: Only for some functions
  • Output functions: Fuel pump, coolant fan, parametric outputs, nitrous control, PWM 3D table output,  AC clutch, main relay, speedometer, tachometer
  • Password protection: Yes, 2 levels
  • Timers: Fuel, Ignition, Boost, timers controlled by virtual outputs
  • Serial dashboard support: AIM, RaceTechnology
  • Autotune: Yes
  • Built in trigger scope: Yes
  • Logging: Real time logging to PC computer, logging on external loggers (serial / CAN)

Download Files


EMU Classic Change Log


EMU Classic MUX Switch Wiring Diagram


EMU Classic Pinout


EMU Classic User Manual

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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