The MADS Electronics tuning software is well known as CaTCHER software. MADS Electronics original products were EPROMs and Flash-EPROMs (or “chips") which could be installed in place of the original OEM EPROMs and Flash-EPROMs located in the vehicle's on-board control module. These chips, just like the tuners of today, keep the entire vehicle safety and emissions systems intact, but modify the fuel injection settings to deliver dramatic power, torque and drivability improvements.
Also the fuel consumption is one of the most important point of MADS Electronics research. CaTCHER software can be used to reduce fuel consumption up to 15% depending on the driving condition.
With the advent of OBD-II vehicle control module in the early 1990s, most domestic vehicle manufacturers installed under-dash ports (“ALDL ports") which allowed dealers and service techs to “re-flash" the vehicle's control module to change engine settings without replacing any chip.
So today, instead of chips, MADS Electronics products are hand-held tuners that achieve the same dramatic drivetrain improvements, without the hassle of popping the hood, pulling out the vehicle control module and replacing a chip. Installation is quick and easy, taking just 2 minutes and requiring no tools or mechanical skills whatsoever.