2022 ECU programmer comparison: PCMTuner 1.23 Magic Car Tool and ECUHELP ECU Bench Tool.
|Product name||V1.23 PCMTuner||ECUHELP ECU Bench Tool|
|Software||pcmtuner v1.23: check wiring diagram
pcmflash v1.20: read& write ECU via OBD/Bench/Boot
VZperformance: for tuner support, have VR file and many damaos
|ECUHelp 2.0: check wiring diagram, download VR files and tuning files and support ECU service
EBT- Amt Bench Service Tool software: Read & write ECU via Bench
|Software language||English, Russian||English|
|Operating system||Win7, Win10||Win7, Win10|
|Support online update||1.pcmtuner software can be updated online.
2.Pcmflash software cannot update directly! It is done thru buying a new PCMTuner USB dongle when the new version comes out.
|Read & write ECU data||Yes (via OBD/ Bench/ Boot Mode)||Yes (via Bench Mode)|
|Read & write Gearbox||Yes||No|
|ECU parameter adjustment||Yes||Yes|
|ECU maintenance engineering||Yes||Yes|
|Read ECU maps||Yes||Yes|
|Stage1-3, gearbox tuning, LC, sportdisplay, immo off, adblue off, dpf off, dtc off, vmax, swirl off||Yes||Yes (gearbox tuning is not supported)|
|Read flash and ep files||Yes||Yes|
|VR files supply||Yes||Yes|
|Helpdesk and tuner account||Yes||Yes|
|Cover-free wielding-free no disassembly data reading, greatly reduce the risk of destroying the ECU, bench mode||Yes||Yes|
|Cover-opening data reading, boot mode||Yes||No|
|Support ECU types||V1.23 Pcmtuner support ECU list
Doesn’t support the following ECUs:
l Bosch MDG1 based on Motorola MPC5777 / Aurix TC2xx microprocessor
l Bosch EDC16 based on Motorola MPC5xx microprocessor
l VAG/VOLVO MED9 based on Motorola MPC5xx microprocessor
|l Bench mode: Bosch MEDC17 based on TriCore microprocessor.
l Bench mode: Bosch MDG1 based on Motorola MPC5777 / Aurix TC2xx microprocessor
l Bench mode: Bosch EDC16 based on Motorola MPC5xx microprocessor.
l Bench mode: VAG/VOLVO MED9 based on Motorola MPC5xx microprocessor (Other brands using ME(D)9 are currently not supported, will be added in future)
To sum up:
- Support ECU reading via OBD
- Support gearbox reading and writing
- Support Pinout comewith
2.ECU Bench Tool advantages:
Support the following ECUs via Bench while pcmtuner doesn’t support.
- Bosch MDG1 based on Motorola MPC5777 / Aurix TC2xx microprocessor
- Bosch EDC16 based on Motorola MPC5xx microprocessor.
- VAG MED9 based on Motorola MPC5xx microprocessor
- Price is cheaper
How to use PCMTuner and ECU Bench Tool?
Connection diagram (via OBD/Bench/Boot)
PCMtuner software installation and use video:
Reference: V1.21 PCMtuner software installation guide
Please kindly notice:
The newest pcmtuner software is V1.2.3 now. It has fixed the register problem and displays the expiry date at the bottom right corner. Update the software directly in your pcmtuner ECU programmer.
Don’t update pcmflash software!!!
Connection diagram (via Bench)
ECU Bench Tool software installation and use video: