Hypertech is one of the technology leaders in high performance engine tuning in computer-controlled vehicles. Electronic engine controls have evolved rapidly since their introduction in the early 80s. Hypertech has kept pace with these rapid advances in technology by developing power-tuning products that take advantage of the capabilities of these electronic controls.
Newer generations of Electronic Control Units (ECU) eliminated calibration chips. Instead, engine-tuning information is stored in the unit’s programmable memory. In addition to controlling basic engine functions, microprocessors now monitor and govern a wide range of systems, including the transmission, brakes, instrument panel, emission controls, and heating/air conditioning. For comparison, the code stored in an early chip would fill one page; now a typical ECU contains more than 1,600 pages of code!
Hypertech created their Power Programmers to access this flash memory and download the Hypertech Power Tuning program directly into the ECU’s programmable memory.
In addition to controlling engine functions such as air/fuel mixture, spark timing, and maximum rpm, these highly evolved ECUs also regulate transmission shift points and firmness, limit top speed, and display speedometer and odometer readings.
Hypertech engineers were able to use these capabilities to provide additional features for enthusiasts. Their Power Programmer is much more than a tuning chip. It is a self-contained automotive tuning computer. The Power Programmer automatically installs the powerful Hypertech tuning program. It also allows enthusiasts to access and reprogram the vehicle’s computer to function properly with aftermarket components such as non-stock wheels, tires, and rear-end ratios. A Hypertech Power Programmer is one of the most powerful and versatile tools a performance enthusiast can own!
As the power of digital systems expands, Hypertech continues to design and manufacture power-tuning products that are on the cutting edge of technology.
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