Batteries are the main power source for many portable and other products. They also usually take up considerable space and add weight to these products. Size, weight and long battery life can be key factors in making a product stand out from the competition. Therefore, selecting the right battery system and developing the charge management control circuitry are important factors in designing battery-powered devices.
Rechargeable Lithium-ion (Li-ion) and Nickel-Metal-Hydride (NiMH) batteries are widely used in mainstream portable electronics and Lithium-Iron-Phosphate (LiFEPO4) batteries are ideal for use in off-the-grid and recreational applications. Each battery chemistry has advantages and disadvantages as well as unique charging requirements. Managing these diverse requirements while also implementing cell balancing and fuel gauging and managing power paths can become a very complex design challenge.
We offer a variety of battery management solutions that can maximize battery capacity, minimize charge time, ensure safe charging and save space in your design.
This family of small-form-factor 8-bit PIC® MCUs enables cost-effective battery management for portable devices.
Based on the low-power AVR® core, this 8-bit MCU gives you the features and freedom to create battery management solutions.
Provides design suggestions for common circuit needs, estimates performance for common modifications, and can export to MPLAB® Mindi™ Analog Simulator for verification.
Uses a SIMetrix/SIMPLIS environment to model circuit behavior, reducing design time with software debugging for initial design verification.
Provides advice on your exact physical circuit layout, sharing best practices from an experienced power supply designer, so that physical hardware will match simulations.
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