Perspective on battery management

Heacock, Dave
November 2005
Portable Design;Nov2005, Vol. 11 Issue 11, p30
The article presents a perspective on the future of battery and power management in portable electronic devices. Lithium rechargeable batteries (Lilon) have changed the world of power in electronics. As Lilon becomes more widely adopted, there is a move toward emerging portable equipment such as power tools, high-discharge rate products, and other newer classes of devices. Lighter-weight power tools, advanced electric scooters, and improved hybrid electric vehicles will become a reality as a result of advancements in battery technology. We may also see innovative portable blood-sugar monitoring devices that help regulate medication dosage. In the portable computing area, higher-capacity cells will help maintain runtime while reducing the battery pack's overall size.


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