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AiM - MXL Pista Data Acquisition System
AiM MXL Pista Data Acquisition System

Price: $1,999.99

Part Number: 0340



The AiM Sports MXL Pista data acquisition system is the racing data acquisition system of choice for amateur and semi-pro SCCA and NASA club racers.

We like the AiM MXL Pista for several reasons. First, the features included - an ergonomic and attractive dash package, powerful data acquisition hardware and user-friendly software, and very reliable and robust. Second is the value - AiM is aiming at the premier professional data systems as a target for their products and in the process, they have left all the other products that are "trying to fill the lower to mid-level" in the dust. The forward-thinking design approach to these products and of AiM as a company mean that the products are constantly improving to be even better and these improvements are a firmware download away for the system in your car. Finally, the MXL Pista has a predictive lap timer that works properly (a rare feature), giving the driver the most powerful tool available to drop lap times - immediate feedback telling you if you are going faster or slower than your fast lap at any and every point on the track.

The AiM Sports MXL Pista is a powerful race data acquisition system, used by automotive racers around the world. Powerful enough for world class GT cup cars and LeMans racers, yet easy to own and install. The MXL Pista is a digital dash, gauge, and race data acquisition system featuring a tachometer, RPM input, eight analog inputs, one speed input, CAN/serial ECU connector, gear position indicator (sampled or calculated), internal lateral G-sensor, and lap timer (beacon triggered - optional GPS module available). With standard features including a wide, fully configurable display, six configurable alarm LED’s, backlight, and USB connector, the MXL is a stylish, powerful unit that re-defines the state of the art in data acquisition for performance vehicles.

Street Smarts

The MXL Pista can be interfaced with a variety of OEM ECUs via CANbus (Including BMW E46 M3, E92 M3, etc) and racing ECUs (including MoTec, Pectel, DTA, MBE, EFI, Seat, Autronic, Bosch, Racetech and Carmo). Or use the AMP connector and deploy a powerful array of sensors on your vehicle, including pressure, temperature, throttle, steering, suspension, speed, Lambda, and more. The lateral G-sensor lets you create a map of the track when you download the data to your PC. This allows you to match up RPMs, gear positions and more to exact track positions to fine tune your driving. By adding brake pressure sensors you can monitor driving behavior and actually see where on the track the driver is braking, and much braking is applied.

Science over Superstition

The MXL Pista is a self-contained, true data logger that acquires data from all connected sources 1 - 500 times per second (depending on sensor and input type and desired sampling rate). Using our powerful Race Studio 2 software you can download your data to your PC via USB and get a professional analysis of your performance data. You can also replay the data on the MXL without a PC or software. The MXL Pista features 8MB of memory, retaining data even when the power is off, and has an Auto-Power off feature to preserve the battery life.

Connect sensors to the MXL and it displays, samples, and stores the data from those sensors. For example, you can connect a temperature sensor to the cylinder head of your engine and get continuous reads on your engine temperature. See the temperature values on the display as you drive, and download the recorded data to your PC and review the numbers on a graph later on. AiM Sports uses sophisticated data acquisition technologies in the MXL to make this process fast, accurate, reliable and cost-effective.

Unlock the Power

Connect the MXL to your vehicle’s ECU and unleash the MXL’s true power - logging and displaying dozens of channels straight from the vehicle’s nerve center, including specialized sensors built into the vehicle. This is often the quickest and easiest setup, needing only one cable connection to the ECU instead of multiple connections to analog sensors, yet it yields the most dramatic results. In addition - you can leverage your aftermarket ECU investment. Get the most from practice and training sessions by objectively comparing data from runs using different vehicle setups, drivers, and driving strategies to find the winning combinations. The MXL Pista uses state of the art algorithms to sample, calculate and display RPM, lap time, gear position, speed, temperatures and more. A GPS module will create detailed 3D track maps.


  • Wide, brilliant display (5.5") with backlight standard
  • RPM displayed by number and graphic curve
  • Configurable RPM scaling
  • One RPM input
  • Internal G sensor/accelerometer
  • One speed input
  • Eight analog input channels: temperatures, pressures, potentiometers, Lambda, onboard and custom sensors
  • Gear number calculated or sampled from on-board sensor
  • Ten shift light LED's - green/yellow/red
  • Six freely configurable alarm LEDs for min/max alarm
  • Fast USB data download to your PC for analysis with Race Studio software
  • Infrared lap receiver and infra red lap transmitter
  • Lap times - split times
  • Configurable number of split times
  • 8MB of non-volatile memory
  • Built in clock and calendar for test management
  • Internal data acquisition system
  • Total and partial odometer
  • Rugged, water resistant, lightweight aluminum chassis
  • Optional built-in GPS system
  • CAN/Serial (RS-232) interface connects to many ECUs
  • Dimensions: 6.85" wide x 4.33"
  • Display dimensions: 5.5" x 2.6"
  • External 9-15 V power supply
  • Eight MB non-volatile internal memory

Enlarge image for a diagram showing the variety of sensors available for use with the MXL Pista. Two sensors are included with the system, but we suggest adding an additional pressure and temperature sensor to monitor Oil Pressure, Fuel Pressure (great diagnostic tool), Water Temperature, Oil Temperature. Additionally, for advanced driver data we suggest throttle position, brake pressure, and steering position. Call a sales associate to add additional sensors and configure your system to meet your exact needed.

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