DALLAS, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today introduced the industry's first fully integrated Li-Ion battery management integrated circuit (IC) for super capacitor charge control. This single device provides comprehensive features for managing charge control; measuring capacitance and effective series resistance (ESR); and protecting either 2-, 3-, 4- or 5-series super capacitors with individual capacitor control, or up to 9-series capacitors with stack control. For more information or to place an order, visit www.ti.com/bq33100-pr.
The bq33100 maximizes functionality and safety, while dramatically increasing ease of use and cutting the solution cost and size for super capacitor applications. Battery-backed write cache applications, system bridge power and non-volatile dual in-line memory RAID controller cards need reliable super capacitor pack managers to ensure availability when the primary power fails.
Key features and benefits
- Prevents surprise battery pack failures by measuring pack health conditions.
- Communicates dynamic charge voltage with the charger to extend battery pack life.
- Prevents damage to capacitors caused by over voltage or over temperature stress during charging.
- Measures and maintains accurate record of available capacitance.
- Single device manages multiple capacitor configurations: 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-series super capacitor packs.
- Integrated and programmable protection configures safety parameters to battery pack and system needs.
- I2C and SMBus communications are widely used communication protocols that match many host processor capabilities.
Tools and support
TI offers a variety of tools and support to speed the implementation of super capacitor managers:
- Order samples of the bq33100 super capacitor manager: www.ti.com/bq33100-pr.
- Order bq33100 evaluation system with populated circuit module, PC software and interface board: www.ti.com/bq33100evm-pr.
- Download bq33100 data sheet or order samples: www.ti.com/bq33100-pr.
- Ask questions, help solve problems in the Battery Forum in the TI E2E™ Community: www.ti.com/batteryforum-pr
Availability and pricing
The bq33103 super capacitor manager is available now in a 7.8-mm x 6.4-mm TSSOP package, priced at $4.65 in quantities of 1,000.
Find out more about TI's power management portfolio by visiting the links below:
- Visit TI's power management solutions web page: www.ti.com/power-pr.
- Download the new Power Management Guide: www.ti.com/2011powerguide-pr.
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