InputTrigger/RotaryTrigger

Full trailing-spark support is implemented since 1.1.77

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Important notes:

Below we assume 12 primary trigger pulses for 1 secondary trigger pulse, but almost any other trigger should work (including missing tooth and even subaru/fiatstilo which does not allow HALL-dirac filtering, but works with rotary).

Rotary trailing spark configlet examples - ignout and reftooth settings for trailing sparks are highlighted

2 rotor example:

(note: hexadecimal 80 = 128). ignout2 and ignout3 are leading sparks (at 0 and 6 tooth offset respectively). The trailing spark is wasted spark on ignout6.

3 rotor example (ignch 2,3,4 are leading, 5,6,7 are trailing):


On the 2nd generation Mazda rotaries (1986 thru 1991), the input signals are provided by two inductive pickups in the Crank Angle Sensor (CAS). The CAS contains two reluctors, one with 24 teeth, and the other with two teeth. As I write this, I'm remembering an on-line article that provides these details better than I could:

http://www.teamfc3s.org/info/articles/demystifying.html

This covers the stock ignition system in some detail. Ideally I would like to retain the stock CAS, igniters, and coils, and drive them with a new controller.

Very good intro indeed.

So you have 2 rotors, with 4 sparkplugs: 2 leading and 2 trailing plugs. The leading plugs are fired simultaneously, the trailing plugs are fired alternating.

Translating to GenBoard usage and programming:

Stock Coil/Driver Configuration

This uses the factory Mazda leading and trailing coil packs, with integrated drivers.

Coil Firing Mechanism Note
Leading Coil 5v digital output to IgT? controls firing and dwell. Waste spark configuration; one coil fires the plugs on both rotors.
Trailing Coils 5v digital output to IgT? controls firing and dwell. 5v digital to Select line controls which rotor to fire. One driver is connected to two coils. Which coil fires depends on the state of the driver's Select line.

Dummy Coil Configuration -- Wasted Leading Spark

This configuration uses 3 coils total. One for the leading, and two for the trailing.

Coil Firing Mechanism Note
Leading Coil IGBT in genboard fires coil and controls dwell. Requires a two post coil, because of wasted-spark configuration.
Trailing Coil (Front) " Connected to trailing spark plug in front rotor housing.
Trailing Coil (Rear) " Connected to trailing spark plug in rear rotor housing.

Independent Coils -- Independent Coil Packs

This configuration uses four independent coil packs. It is the least sophisticated coil configuration, and would be the easiest to implement using existing hardware and software support.

Coil Firing Mechanism Note
Leading (Front) IGBT in genboard fires coil and controls dwell.  
Leading (Rear) "  
Trailing (Front) "  
Trailing (Rear) "  

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