MASTER ignition

Broad range ECU to control ignition and injection. For use in all types of motorcycles, go-karts, cars, motor-cross-seaters, ... simply for general use from hobby to professional racing and aircraft engines, turbines, cogeneration units, generating stations and other applications with 1-16 cylinders (depending on type). Easy installation and setup.

MASTER ignition

376.31 € with VAT

Technical Specification

The product MASTER ignition is a brand new series of ECU units without any direct succession to the previous models. It is the experience in development of industrial and transport safety systems, ignition units and particularly our customers’ needs which provided a foundation for the idea and realisation of the new model.

The unit MASTER ignition has been functionally designed in order to control advance or injection of combustion engines ranging from one to sixteen cylinders (depending on type), with whatever configuration of scanned teeth, types of sensors and features like 5D maps of advance and injection control, integrated pressure sensor, temperature, tachometer output, strobe lamp, charging control, engine speed and turbo preassure PID regulation, control switching on of fuel pump. MASTER unit contain CDI, TCI or combined outputs.

The list of features mentioned above determines MASTER ignition to be used either for a service or tunning replacement of all conventional motorcycle or automobile ECU units, usable for ignition or injection coil control. The integrated redundancy of sensing, together with other key features makes Master ignition very suitable for marine and aviation applications, moreover, thanks to the wide range of operating revolutions can be also used for turbines.

The function of MASTER ignition relies on FPGA technology, which provides digital-analog conversion of sensor signal, as well as its evaluation and calculation of the mathematical model of the real rotation. Simultaneously, it deals with other operations i.e. redundancy sensing, total control of CDI converter, advanced features and signal records. FPGA technology is interesting not only for its high operating performance but particularly for its accuracy, which in principle microprocessor-based systems cannot achieve.

Available units

TCI = output for inductive ignition coil or injection or other use

CDI = output for capacitive igniton coil

Besides these TCI/CDI outputs which differ units, there are available 4 analog/digital outputs, 2 digital inputs and 2 inputs for rotation sensor, at every type of units listed below.

DIN brackets - On request, any unit can be fitted with an aluminum bracket for the DIN rail.

STANDARD 4 outputs variation - aluminum housing with one black (TYCO) connector, without CAN-BUS:


  • ECU MASTER ignition 4TCI (4× output TCI, 7 - 36V)
  • ECU MASTER ignition 2CDI 2TCI – 12V (2× output CDI, 2× output TCI, 7 – 21V)
  • ECU MASTER ignition 2CDI 2TCI – 24V on demand, same price as 12V
  • ECU MASTER ignition 1CDI 3TCI – 12V (1x output CDI, 3x output TCI, 7 –21V)
  • ECU MASTER ignition 1CDI 3TCI – 24V on demand, same price as 12V
  • ECU MASTER ignition 4CDI – 12V (4× output CDI, 7 - 21V)
  • ECU MASTER ignition 4CDI – 24V on demand, same price as 12V
  • ECU MASTER ignition 3CDI 1TCI – 12V (1x output TCI, 3x output CDI, 7 – 21V)
  • ECU MASTER ignition 3CDI 1TCI – 24V on demand, same price as 12V


EXTENDED 10 or 12 outputs variation - in longer aluminum housing with connectors from both sides, with CAN-BUS:


  • ECU MASTER ignition 10TCI  (10× output TCI, 7  – 36V)
  • ECU MASTER ignition 12TCI  (12× output TCI, 7 – 36V)
  • ECU MASTER ignition 10CDI – 12V (10× output CDI, 7  – 21V)
  • ECU MASTER ignition 3CDI 7TCI – 12V (3× output CDI, 7× output TCI, 7 – 21V)
  • ECU MASTER ignition 4CDI 6TCI – 12V (4× output CDI, 6× output TCI, 7 – 21V)
  • ECU MASTER ignition 5CDI 5TCI – 12V (5× output CDI, 5× output TCI, 7 – 21V)
  • ECU MASTER ignition 6CDI 4TCI – 12V (6× output CDI, 4× output TCI, 7 – 21V)
  • ECU MASTER ignition 6CDI 6TCI – 12V (6× output CDI, 6× output TCI, 7 – 21V)
  • MASTER ignition can be also done in other combination like 4CDI 8TCI, give us an email inquiry, please.
  • All CDI variations above are also possible for 24V (12V – 36V), on demand, please state note in your order.


Main Features

  • The power supply range of 7 to 36 V (depending on type)
  • Working speed from 0 to 120 000 rpm
  • Operating temperature -40 to 85 °C
  • Based on FPGA technology and microprocessor support
  • Mathematical model of the real engine rotation, 64bit
  • Adjustable pick up sensing levels, A/D conversion of signals, ± 25.5 V, 1Msps
  • Angular maps of teeth, the voltage levels for different speeds, filters capture
  • Customizing the input type sensor: Induction, Hall, Optical, Hammer
  • Redundancy of sensing and other integrated elements
  • Advance and Injection control – optional 5D map of ±360° and 0 to 60ms
  • Integrated pressure sensor -80 to + 150kPa (depending on type)
  • Integrated oscilloscope, runtime visualisation of pick up and switching, ± 25.5 V, 1Msps
  • Outputs – MOSFET and IGBT automotive – TCI, CDI or combined, 4 to 10 outputs
  • Advanced functions – temperature, vacuum, vibration, tachometer, charge
  • Integrated and configurable CDI converter 450V with superb performance of 100W
  • User configuration by PC – while in operation with possibility of status visualization
  • Galvanic isolated USB – common ground USB protection and EMC disturbation
  • Measurement of voltage, temperature and load of converters
  • Records – long-term and common, engine hours
  • Convenient Firmware Upgrade – regulary and easy updates via the website
  • Rapid diagnosis function using LED

Technical parameters

Parameters Range
Supply voltage TCI … 7 – 36V
CDI(12V) … 7 – 21V
CDI(24V) … 12 – 36V
Current Consumption TCI … < 100mA
CDI … 0–10A, Dependent on the speed and voltage
Working speed (range management) 0 – 120 000 rpm (0.1 – 65 000 rpm)
Working temperature -40 – 85°C
Input mode (PA, PB) ±25.5V, ±0.1V – ±50V, sampling 1Msps
Input mode (PA, PB) ±25.5V, ±0.1V – ±50V, sampling 1Msps
Maps advance [1]…[8] ±360°, 8 × 1024 pts, (0.1–65 000 rpm)
Maps injection [1]…[8] 0–30ms, 8 × 1024 pts, (0.1–65 000 rpm)
Switching coil (1OA, 1OB, 1OC … 1OH)
2×, 4× or 8×, TCI, CDI (dependent on type)
TCI … MOSFET automotive 25A/300V
CDI … IGBT automotive 16A/600V
Digital inputs (DI1–DI4) 0 – 2V = L, 3 – 16V = H (Pull up 1kΩ)
Analog inputs (AI1–AI4) AI1, AI2 … 0–5V; AI3, AI4 … 0–5V/0–10kΩ
Digital outputs (DO1, DO2) MOSFET 5A/100V (Pull up 1kΩ)
Measurement of voltage (power supply) 7 – 50V (tol. ±2%)
Temperature measurement (inside housing) -40 – 125°C (tol. ±2°C)
CDI converter (voltage, pulse current, efficiency) 100 – 450V, 2 – 24A, efficiency 62 – 75%
Resistance of primary winding coils* CDI – Capacitance, resistance 0.1–1.5Ω
TCI – Induction, resistance 0.2–25Ω (Pull up 1kΩ)
TCI – Injection, resistance 0.2–25Ω (Pull up 1kΩ
Memory record 8kB RAM, 8MB FLASH
Status indication by LED Blue, Red
User Configuration - USB Freeware software MASTER control
Protection cover IP65
Package size 100×105×37 mm 150x105x37mm (extended)
Weight 350g - 700g (depens on unit type)

* measured between terminals 1 (switching) and G (ground) for capacitive coil or 1 and 15 (supply) induction


Connector plugging – standard

MarkingMeaningRange, Active Level
+ Voltage suply 7 – 36V
G Earthing power, sensors 0V
1OA-1OH Switching coils A-H or user output CDI – Capacitance, resistance 0.1 – 1.5Ω
TCI* – Inductive, resistance 0.5 – 5.0Ω (Pull up 1kΩ)
TCI* – Injection, resistance 0.5 – 5.0Ω (Pull up 1kΩ)
+PV Power sensors output +5V, 100mA
PA, PB Rotation sensor A,B ±25.5V, minimum 0.1V, sampling 1Msps
AI1–AI4/DI1–DI4 Analog input AI1…4
Digital input DI1…4
AI1,AI2: 0–5V; AI3,AI4: 0–5V/0–10kΩ DI1,DI2: 0–16V; DI3,DI4: 0–16V (Pull up 10kΩ)
DI1, DI2 Digital input 1,2 0 – 1V = L, 3 – 36V = H
DO1, DO2 Digital output 1,2 MOSFET 5A/100V (Pull up 1kΩ)

* TCI outputs it can be used for injection coils – switching, connection scheme is same as TCI


Connector plugging – extended

MarkingMeaningRange, Active Level
G Earthing power, sensors 0V
VI Mechanical vibration frequency inputs 0–20kHz, 0–1V
1OE-1OS Switching coils E-S or user output CDI – Capacitance, resistance 0.1 – 1.5Ω
TCI* – Inductive, resistance 0.5 – 5.0Ω (Pull up 1kΩ)
TCI* – Injection, resistance 0.5 – 5.0Ω (Pull up 1kΩ)

* TCI outputs it can be used for injection coils – switching, connection scheme is same as TCI


Preview of application

Online visualisation

This is an operational display of function and status of ignition unit MASTER. In order to have functional display it is necessary to have USB connection and switch power supply on.

Visualised data

  • Speed (rpm) and advance of engine [°]
  • Sensor voltage PA, PB [V]
  • Power supply [V] and Temperature [°]
  • Converter CDI – Voltage [V], pulsed current [A] and load [%]
  • Signals 1OA - 1OH, DI1, DI2, DO1, DO2, AI1, AI2, PA, PB
  • Engine hours [s]

Maps of advance

Maps provide a fast tool to display and model individual curves in advance [1] – [8] in full angle range ±360°. The given figure influences the moment of output switch from 1OA to 1OH. By using digital (DI1, DI2) or analogue outputs AI1, AI2, PA, PB) it is possible to operationally switch among the maps.

Modelling tools:

  • Editor maps in advance – quick draw of maps according to specified points
  • Mouse modelling – direct editing of maps is possible by mouse movement
  • Map shifting – whole map shifting or selected parts only
  • Copying – copies of maps one to another of your choice
  • Table – direct entry of specific points into table
  • Filter – in-progress filtration, rounding the edges of maps


Sensing configuration

Configuring the sensing of engine rotation is the key part of ignition unit MASTER ignition. Within its setting it is possible to select Pick Up voltage sensing level and adapt this level for more range of engine speed. There are other settings to be selected such as filter setting, angles of Trigger Wheel teeth maps or alternatively second level of voltage for synchronisation.

Pick Up voltage sensing level and Trigger Wheel teeth map are predefined for many application Eg. BOSCH 60-2, BOSCH 36-2, BOSCH 2+1, BMW 36-1, FORD 36-1, SUZUKI 24-2, YAMAHA 16-2, HARLEY 32-2.

Sensing – Pick up configuration

Oscilloscopic record

Oscilloscopic record is used in order to graphically visualise measured and calculated data. This helps to quickly evaluate the proper and accurate function of ignition unit MASTER. It can thus evaluate the correctness of voltage sensing, counting teeth of mathematic model of the real rotation and angels of closing of output coils.

An example to be given; curve angle of engine displacement must be regularly and horizontally increased from 0 to 360°. If there is any change of steepness in the curve or the angle is shorten, the problem is to be found either in wrong angle set up, number of teeth, the type of synchronisation or unsuitable voltage for sensing.

Visualised data:

  • Rotation sensor voltage, PA, PB [V]
  • Tooth index of sensed blade, Tooth index A-B [-]
  • Engine displacement angle, Angle A-B [°]
  • Engine revolutions, Revolutions A-B [%]
  • Outputs closing 1OA-1OH [-]

Spark performance

Comparison of spark performance between MASTER ignition and competitive ignition.

CDI energy Master ignition

CDI energy competitive ignition


Software tutorial

Reference videos



Name Date File
J1939_CANopen_Protocol [pdf, 50kB] 17.04.2019 Download
MasterSchemeV8_43_EN – Schemes and configurations [pdf, 2.3 MB] 12.06.2018 Download
MasterCDI_TCI_V8_43_EN - instructions [pdf, 3.0 MB] 12.06.2018 Download
MasterFAQ_EN [pdf, 2.2 MB] 19.04.2018 Download
Certificate_ITC_Zlin_EN [jpg, 427 kB]] 20.06.2014 Download

Application Software

Name Date File
PC application V8.44 – [zip, 972 kB] 10.04.2019 Download
*.ig file examples – [zip, 2 MB] 22.11.2019 Download
USBdriver_v2.12.24 [zip, 1335 kB] 21.02.2017 Download
Ignore Serial Number Utility (Windows XP) [zip, 64 kB] 02.11.2014 Download
Example of DATALOGGER file [csv, 234 kB] 06.02.2015 Download

Available Variants

Name Cena s DPH  
MASTER ignition – Type 4TCI 376.31 €
MASTER ignition – Type 1CDI 3TCI - 12V 444.07 €
MASTER ignition – Type 2CDI 2TCI - 12V 444.07 €
MASTER ignition – Type 3CDI 1TCI - 12V 444.07 €
MASTER ignition – Type 4CDI - 12V 444.07 €
MASTER ignition – Type 10TCI 494.89 €
MASTER ignition – Type 12TCI 550.55 €
MASTER ignition – Type 10CDI - 12V 563.86 €
MASTER ignition – Type 4CDI 6TCI - 12V 563.86 €
MASTER ignition – Type 5CDI 5TCI - 12V 563.86 €
MASTER ignition – Type 6CDI 4TCI - 12V 563.86 €

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