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Battery Management and Charging

Battery Management and ChargingEvery battery type has its own unique charging requirements. Managing these diverse requirements, while cell-balancing, fuel-gauging and managing power paths, becomes very complex. Flyback, buck, and boost topology design examples using Microchip’s PIC®MCUs and dsPIC® DSCs can handle these functions in compact, easy to implement circuits. The designs include temperature, voltage, current, and time monitoring. In addition, the charge profiles can be customized in firmware to match the exact requirements of a battery manufacturer, and to allow any desired customization to improve battery capacity, charge time, or system lifetime.