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Product ID: Openport
Manufacturer: Tactrix
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Openport 2.0 Interface by Tactrix

Tactrix Openport 2.0 Your Key To Tuning!Tactrix Openport 2.0 Your Key To Tuning!

From reflashing to logging to diagnostics, the Tactrix Openport 2.0 can do it all with just a PC laptop and a USB port. Use it with our EcuFlash software for unlimited tuning and logging of Subarus, Mitsubishis, and an ever-expanding list of supported vehicles. The Tactrix Openport's industry-standard SAE-J2534 interface can also be used with OEM reflashing software for any car sold in the USA since 2004 (see J2534 Q&A Tab)

A Smart Cable Means Faster Tuning.

The Tactrix Openport 2.0 uses a built-in 32-bit ARM processor to allow fast communication with your ECU without burdening your PC - which means reliable faster reflashing and logging for you. Using built-in microSD slot, the Tactrix Openport 2.0 can log continuously from your ECU without a PC, day after day, to help work out those hard to replicate bugs in your tune.

The Tactrix OpenPort 2.0 is our newest tuning tool hardware that is capable of communicating with a most OBDII compliant vehicles using a standard J2534 interface. Combined with our EcuFlash software, the Tactrix OpenPort 2.0 is capable of reflashing a large number of newer Subaru and Mitsubishi vehicles, and support for other cars is in progress.

Technical Details of the Tactrix Openport 2.0

  • 72Mhz 32-bit processor

  • USB 2.0 full speed device

  • Field upgradeable software

  • Supports these major OBD protocols:

    • CAN 2.0 (CAN/ISO15765)

    • K-line (ISO9141/ISO14230(KWP2000)/dual K line)

    • J1850 (PWM/VPW)

  • J2534 PassThru support with Windows DLL (see J2534 Q&A Tab)

  • Standalone datalogs to microSD / microSDHC card without a laptop

  • Able to apply GND or 5V-25V to OBD pins 1,3,9,11,12,13 or AUX 2.5mm stereo connector

  • Able to log from the Innovate Motorsports 2.5mm stereo MTS data bus

  • RGB status LEDs

Designed, manufactured, assembled, and tested
in San Francisco, United States of America

 

NOTES FOR USING THE OPENPORT 2.0:

Mitsubishi: Additional Mitsubishi Connector required for an OpenPort 2.0 cable to reflash 1998-2006 Mitsubishi Vehicles: Airtrek Turbo, Brilliance, Eclipse GS/GT/GSX, EVO 5/6/6.5/7/8/9, Galant, Lancer, Magna, Mirage, Montero Sport, Outlander, Pajero Sport. See options when adding the Tactrix Openport 2.0 to your shopping cart

Subaru:   01-02 and 03-05 WRX require an additional reflash connector which needs to be plugged in before connecting the Openport 2.0.  See options when adding the Tactrix Openport 2.0 to your shopping cart

 

Tactrix Openport 2.0 Your Key To Tuning!

 

Tactrix Openport 2.0 Your Key To Tuning!

Tactrix Openport 2.0, EcuFlash & 3 Port Boost Solenoid

Tactrix Openport 2.0 Your Key To Tuning!J2534 Questions / Answers regarding the Tactrix Openport 2.0

QUESTION 1:  How can I log the J2534 calls my application makes for debugging with the Openport 2.0?

ANSWER: The Openport 2.0 J2534 DLL has debugging options which are settable via an IOCTL call that provide debug output for every subsequent J2534 call that is made. You can turn this debugging on by making the following J2534 call:

#include "j2534_tactrix.h"
#include "j2534.h"
// the following are defined in the above header
// #define TX_IOCTL_BASE 0x70000
// #define TX_IOCTL_SET_DLL_DEBUG_FLAGS (TX_IOCTL_BASE+1)
// #define TX_IOCTL_DLL_DEBUG_FLAG_J2534_CALLS 0x00000001

void main()
{
J2534 j2534;
j2534.init();
unsigned int flags = TX_IOCTL_DLL_DEBUG_FLAG_J2534_CALLS;
j2534.PassThruIoctl(0,TX_IOCTL_SET_DLL_DEBUG_FLAGS,(void*)flags,NULL);

// now use the J2534 DLL as you wish (open, connect, etc.)
}

Once the debugging is turned on, you can capture the output in any Windows debugger or dbgview. Notice that this call can be made as soon as the DLL is loaded, before connecting to any device, allowing you to log even the opening and closing of the device. Keep in mind that the debug output can significantly slow the throughput of the DLL - do not leave the debugging on all of the time.


QUESTION 2: How can I dectect the presence of the Tactrix Openport 2.0 in my software?
ANSWER: It is customary in an application to give the user some feedback that a needed device is plugged in and ready to be used. The standard J2534 API does not effectively address this issue. It is possible to use the PassThruOpen call and look for for success or failure to determine if a device is present, but this is undesirable for a number of reasons.

  • You end up with a opened device when you may have just wanted to know if the device is there - even though you are not ready to use it.

  • You must close this device with PassThruClose if your PassThruOpen was successful.

  • Opening the device incurs some overhead (e.g. starting new threads within the DLL)- you may not be able to poll this way very frequently.

  • A device is opened exclusively, so if another process (or even your process) already has the device open, a failed attempt to re-open the device will be indistinguishable from there being no device at all.

  • A device is opened exclusively, so if another process (or even your process) is also checking for the presence of a device, you may encounter are race condition where the other process has the device open briefly, and you will therefore detect nothing.

For these reasons and more, we have added a special Tactrix-specific IOCTL to simplify the detection of our hardware. TX_IOCTL_GET_DEVICE_INSTANCES accepts a pointer to a wide character string as output data which will hold the device path to an available device, if one exists. You do not really need to examine or use the contents of this string for most purposes - it is enough to know that the IOCTL has returned success to know that a device is present, and usable. The following example demonstrates this method:

#define TX_IOCTL_BASE 0x70000
#define TX_IOCTL_GET_DEVICE_INSTANCES (TX_IOCTL_BASE+4)

wchar_t name[512];

// use ioctl call to get available instances

if (!j2534.PassThruIoctl(NULL,TX_IOCTL_GET_DEVICE_INSTANCES,NULL,name))
{
printf("usable OpenPort 2.0 on %S\n",name);
}

QUESTION 3:  What OEM J2534 software does the Tactrix Openport 2.0 work with?
ANSWER:  At the time of this listing, the following have been tested and proven to work with the Tactrix Openport 2.0:  

Tactrix Openport 2.0, EcuFlash & 3 Port Boost Solenoid

Tactrix Openport 2.0 Your Key To Tuning!QUESTION:  What cars work with EcuFlash & Openport 2.0?

This is a common question that does not always a simple answer. There are really several levels of EcuFlash "working" with a particular car, i.e.

  • Can EcuFlash read and reflash a ROM for this car?

  • Do XML definitions exist for this car's ROM so that I can edit various maps and tables from within EcuFlash?

  • Is EcuFlash able to log from or provide other supporting tuning functions for this car?

In general, EcuFlash can reflash a much larger number of cars than there may exist XML definitions for. This means that you may be able to read and write from some cars, but not edit anything until a XML definition is made by us or someone in the larger OpenECU community. Often times the current release of EcuFlash does not have the most current XML definitions in existence, and you may need to visit various forums (see list of forums below) to find what you are looking for. An upcoming version of EcuFlash will allow you to automatically submit any new ROMs you find to Tactrix so that they can more quickly create XML definitions for these.

 

Forums to investigate EcuFlash and learn from:

forums.openecu.org - A technical discussion forum started by Tactrix for software, hardware, and ROMs

RomRaider - Forum dedicated to the Enginuity program and open source tuning in general

evolutionm.net - A Mitsubishi-specific forum that has a subforum dedicated to EcuFlash and the tuning of EVO's

evoxforums.com - An Evo X-specific forum that has a subforum dedicated to EcuFlash and the tuning of EVO X's

iwsti.com - A Subaru-specific forum with some EcuFlash discussions

nasioc.com - A Subaru-specific forum with some EcuFlash discussions


Here is an incomplete list of the known cars that EcuFlash & Openport 2.0 can reflash currently:

Mitsubishi

  • Airtrek Turbo

  • Brilliance

  • Eclipse GS/GT/GSX

  • EVO 5/6/7/8/9/10

  • Galant

  • Lancer

  • Magna

  • Mirage

  • Montero Sport

  • Outlander

  • Pajero Sport

  • ... basically any Mitsubishi ECU based on a H8, SH-2, or M32r processor

Subaru

  • Baja

  • Exiga

  • Forester NA(05+)/turbo/XT

  • Impreza NA(05+)/WRX/STI

  • Legacy NA(05+)/GT

  • Liberty NA(05+)/GT

  • Outback NA(05+)/XT

  • Tribeca

  • ... basically any Subaru ECU based on a HC16, or SH-2 processor

NOTES FOR USING THE OPENPORT 2.0:

Mitsubishi: Additional Mitsubishi Connector required for an OpenPort 2.0 cable to reflash 1998-2006 Mitsubishi Vehicles: Airtrek Turbo, Brilliance, Eclipse GS/GT/GSX, EVO 5/6/6.5/7/8/9, Galant, Lancer, Magna, Mirage, Montero Sport, Outlander, Pajero Sport. See options when adding the Tactrix Openport 2.0 to your shopping cart

Subaru:   01-02 and 03-05 WRX require an additional reflash connector which needs to be plugged in before connecting the Openport 2.0.  See options when adding the Tactrix Openport 2.0 to your shopping cart

 

Tactrix Openport 2.0, EcuFlash & 3 Port Boost Solenoid

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Any shop which offers reflashing / reprogramming would be remiss in their duties to NOT have a high quality professional battery maintainer to keep the battery at full power and with clean voltage.  Whether your performing factory OEM module programming via J2534 or custom tuning with HPTuners, EFILive, Sniper, Tactrix or Evoscan;   All agree that a professional high quality current must be maintained on the vehicle battery throughout the process. The CTEK MULTI US 25000 (Part No. 56-674) is an 8-step, fully automatic primary switch mode professional battery charger / maintainer. A powerful charger for 12V batteries that require rapid charging such as in garages, RV’s, boats and of course cars. Unlike old traditional battery chargers CTEK chargers are designed with focus on simplicity, safety and flexibility.
EvoScan Data Log & Reflash Software for Mitsubishi / Subaru / OBD-II / CANEvoScan Data Log & Reflash Software for Mitsubishi / Subaru / OBD-II / CAN - $25.00
EvoScan Data Logger instantly displays and records: On road dyno graph: Acceleration, torque and hp, Speed / RPM, Timing advance, Fuel trim, Air flow / Air temperature, Knock count, Coolant temperature, Octane level, Injector Pulse width, Oxygen sensor, Turbo boost level & more! Used with Openport 1.3U, 1.3M or 2.0, EvoScan software can be used to reflash / reprogram many 2001 to current Mitsubishi & Subaru cars (see Supported Vehicles chart).
EvoScan OpenPort 1.3 Interface for Mitsubishi and SubaruEvoScan OpenPort 1.3 Interface for Mitsubishi and Subaru - Price: Please call, 888 OBD TUNE (623-8863)
The OpenPort 1.3 is an USB device that interfaces between your PC and car engine computers (ECUs) that use a ISO 9141-2 compatible OBDII interface. It also contains special hardware and connectors to allow it reprogram (reflash) most modern (1996+) Mitsubishi ECUs* and 2002+ Subaru ECUs including the 01 to 06 WRX, 2004-2006 STi, Forrester XT, Legacy GT, Baja, 2001-2003 Eclipse GS/GT, 2002-2004 Lancer OZ and the EVO 7 through 9 series Mitsubishi*. (see cautionary note regarding Pin 9 & Mitsubishi PCM issues). Available in either 1.3U or 1.3M (pin 9 removed) configuration
 
Optional Connectors: None Needed
Mitsubishi Reflash Connector (+$10.00)
01-02 Subaru Connector (+$8.00)
03-05 Subaru Connector (+$8.00)
All Three Reflash Connectors (+$20.00)
Add EvoScan Software: Yes, EvoScan Software (+$25.00)
Add CTEK Battery Maintainer: No Thanks, I have one
Yes, Add the professional charger (+$259.00)
 
Price: $229.00
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