Binary Editor is a flexible tool for tuning Ford ECMs. Using the Moates Quarterhorse product sold separately, all tuning parameters such as the MAF (Mass Air Flow sensor) curve can be changed on the fly while the car is running. It is no longer required to turn the car off and then download a new tune - simply make the desired change and press the update button. (NOTE: It is NOT safe to make changes while driving - please make sure to have someone else drive while you are tuning.) Any tune developed with real-time tuning can be programmed to a F3 chip using the BURN2+FA or Jaybird programmers. BE can also display and log live data using either the TwEECer and or Moates Quarterhorse hardware. Using this logged data, BE can estimate quarter mile times based off the vehicle speed sensor. (The accuracy of the quarter mile times will depend on the accuracy of the vehicle speedometer and how fast the logging rate is.) BE also has reflash capability using compatible J2534 hardware sold separately. (Note: This requires a Dongle)
BE uses definition files to define the structure of various ECMs All parameters available for editing, display or data logging are configured in the definition files. Each strategy ("Operating System") supported by BE will have its own unique definition file. Some of its definition files (A9L / GUFB, for example) are open source and are saved in Excel. The Excel format makes editing the definitions very user friendly, allowing you to change things like the number of decimal places parameters will use when displayed or logged. Other definitions are stored in an encrypyted .CRY format. For these definitions, you will need to contact their author for additional licensing beyond the initial software purchase price. There is also a definition template that can be downloaded for those that would like create their own definition file. The Binary Editor can also display differences between tunes. You should look at the download page to see what definitions are supported (or contact firstname.lastname@example.org ) prior to purchasing this software. We also sell Pops Racing Premium Definitions as an alternative to free defs. (Note: Pops definitions require a Dongle.)
Binary Editor is licensed in two ways. It can to a single PC and will not be re-licensed to a different machine in the future without an additional charge. To register BE for a single PC, read the registration instructions in the Additional Links section below,
and submit the needed registration request information in the comments section of your order. If you are unable to generate this information when placing the order, then please send us an email
with the required registration info. Licenses are typically issued within 24-72 hours of receiving your information. If you would like the ability to use BE on more than one PC, purchase the dongle option.
The Dongle add-on ($71 extra) is a USB hardware security module allowing you to use Binary Editor software on as many PCs as you like, as long as you have the dongle connected while using it. If you purchase the Dongle-enabled version of BE, you will NOT need to perform any registration tasks - you will be ready to go the moment you receive your package. The Dongle version is also required to use some of the more advanced features such as J2534 flashing along with giving you access to premium definitions.
EEC Analyzer ($55 extra) is a standalone program to help you analyze and sort through the data obtained by Binary Editor while connected to a vehicle logging. Although not strictly required, EEC analyzer helps make sense of the often overwhelming amount of data the software can gather. You could perform almost all of its functions in Excel or another statistical analysis program if you knew how to set it up. EEC Analyzer provides a core set of log analysis tools for those who aren't comfortable doing this kind of data analysis on their own.