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Status of the Ford Universal Development Computer System
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published August 01, 1987 by SAE International in United States
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The Universal Development Computer (UDC) combines either a single or a pair of Ford EEC-IV powertrain control microcomputers with a standard microcomputer (Intel 8086/8087). A common memory may be accessed by each of the processors, and thus provides a mechanism for communication between these systems. The recent enhancements which have been made in regard to communication and interfacing to the UDC are described. The EEC-IV related applications which have been addressed with this computer system, including data acquisition and field diagnostics, modification of calibration information, dynamic engine control and distributed powertrain control are discussed.
- Ralph L. Robinson - Advanced Powertrain Eng. Off. Ford Motor Co.
- Woodrow Lewis - Advanced Powertrain Eng. Off. Ford Motor Co.
- William P. Milam - Control Systems Dept., Research Staff, Ford Motor Co.
- Michael A. Shulman - Control Systems Dept., Research Staff, Ford Motor Co.
- Melvin D. Palmer - Control Systems Dept., Research Staff, Ford Motor Co.
CitationMilam, W., Shulman, M., Palmer, M., Robinson, R. et al., "Status of the Ford Universal Development Computer System," SAE Technical Paper 871574, 1987, https://doi.org/10.4271/871574.
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