The Aim MXL2 Car Racing Dash logger provides all the data needed by professional racers. The product has been designed with the aim to make configuration and usage smooth and easy either for amateurs and for people with sophisticated technical background.
A wide range of data sources
MXL2 acquires and displays data from your ECU, the internal accelerometer and gyro, as well as from the GPS08 Module included in the kit, analog / digital inputs and predefined math channels. Performance and data acquired can also be incremented adding up to eight expansion modules.
You can define up to eight different custom pages, choosing among a wide library of page styles, defining which data to be shown, their end of scale and measure units. Here, examples of pages with 1, 2, 3 or 4 different data.
Sharp liquid crystal
The Aim MXL2 Dash Logger features a high contrast traditional LCD, with a black to white ratio nearly double its predecessor, fused with a graphical LCD offering great flexibility in information display and alerts. The MXL2 now offers a dual coloured back-light of high contrast white and red which can also be changed conditionally. An ambient light sensor keeps the back-light at optimum brightness levels.
Six different alarm LEDs: you choose the conditions, the colors and the flashing frequency. You can configure them in order to turn them on/off depending on analog or digital inputs, ECU values, expansion values, GPS information or math channels. You can also associate an alarm LED a message and a digital output with each event.
Two Digital Outputs
MXL2 features two digital outputs. Each of them can give an output of 1 amp at 12 volts: they can be configured in order to be turned on/off depending on the value of the analog or digital inputs. They permit to automatically run external systems, i.e. to switch on/off additional lights, to activate/de-activate a cooling fan or circulation pumps, etc. when a certain event happens.
Integrated Shift Light Array
An integrated shift light is a hallmark of the MXL, but an even better 10 LED shift light array is found in the MXL2. Choose from a host of advanced multicolour RGB shift light patterns that can be customised to your liking, and for each unique gear when required.
MXL2 Connection Examples
Race Studio 3
Race Studio 3 is the heart of your MXL2, managing all your racing activities. The Race Studio 3 can create, modify, delete, import and export configurations with all channels, ECU drivers, Math channels, Display Pages, Digital outputs, Alarms, Shift Lights and all the expansions you need. You will also be able to manage the map of all your racing tracks and compare two laps watching the video recorded by SmartyCam HD cameras.
Configure, calibrate, and download your data wirelessly over a secure 802.11 Wi-Fi connection.
Aim MXL2 acquires data from the ECU of your vehicle.The list of available ECU drivers is constantly updated and upgraded and is published in our support site which include over 1000 different ECU’s, either Stock and Racing. They are sorted by manufacturer/vehicle model and for each ECU, you will find the proprietary communication protocols, including the standard OBDII ones.
From a hardware point of view, MXL2 manages the following data lines:
Analog Digital Inputs
MXL2 has eight analog inputs, recorded up to 1000 times per second each. You can connect and monitor all kinds of sensors, like:
- Pressure sensors
- K-type thermocouple and many others, all your custom sensors included.
MXL2 also features six digital inputs
Four speed signals – MXL2 can receive the speed signal from the ECU, from the GPS and from the four wheel sensors.
RPM – MXG can receive the RPM signal from the ECU or from a digital input connected to a square wave signal (8 to 50 V) or to a low voltage (from 150 to 400 V) of the coil.
Lap signal – Lap and split times are sampled by the GPS (included in the kit) or via optical receiver/transmitter.
MXL2 GPS Module
The GPS08 Module (included in the kit) connected via CAN to the MXL2 makes lap time calculation and track position analysis very easy. Each Aim MXG memory stores more than 200 world tracks start/finish line coordinates: as soon as Aim MXL2 is switched on, the GPS08 Module will locate its position, identify track-line coordinates and start immediately sampling lap and split time.
If the track is not included in the database, it is always possible to add the start/finish line coordinates to the Aim MXL2 via PC before going to the track, using the Race Studio 3 – Track Manager software.
MXL2 Second CAN
An innovative MXL2 feature is its CAN 2 line, managing data coming from your additional modules (i.e. ABS, traction control, infrared temperature sensors and more). This feature meets the requirements of a growing number of racers, as the use of additional modules is becoming quite common in a number of series.
MXL2 Internal Accelerometer and Gyro
The internal three-axial accelerometer and the gyroscope provide the MXL2 a very powerful array of information. These force and motion sensors enable you to quantify the dynamic characteristics of your vehicle. Measuring acceleration forces and gyro rates can assist in determining how to improve your vehicle performances.
MXL2 Math Channels
With MXL2 you immediately get Math Channels values. The dash logger can be configured to display those values (i.e. brake bias, calculated gear) in real time.
Display: LCD display + graphical portion
Backlight: White or red
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Alarm LEDs: 6 RGB freely configurable
Shift lights: 10 integrated freely configurable RGB LEDs
CAN connections: 3
ECU connections: CAN, RS232 or K-Line
ECU compatibility: + 700 industry leading ECUs
Expansion: CAN connection GPS, Channel Expansion, Thermocouple Expansions, Lambda Controller,
Analog inputs: 8 fully configurable, max 1,000 Hz each
Digital inputs: 4 Speed inputs, lap signal, coil RPM input
Digital outputs: 2 (1 Amp max each)
Accelerometer: Internal Three-axial ± 5G + Three-axial Gyroscope
Internal memory: 4 GB
Body: Anodized Aluminum
Connectors: 2 Motorsport connectors
Dimensions: 187.8x103x21 mm
Weight: 530 g
Power consumption: 400 mA
MXL2 + 1,3 m GPS cable length X18MXL2A13001
MXL2 + 4 m GPS cable length X18MXL2A40001
MXL2 + 2 m GPS Roof version cable length X18MXL2A20R01
MXL2 + 4 m GPS Roof version cable length X18MXL2A40R01
In the box:
- Aim MXL2 Car Racing Dash Logger
- 37 Pin Standard Harness
- GPS Module with cable
- USB Data lead
- Software installation CD