Smart Battery Management Considerations for Portable Applications

Pragasam, Ravi
July 2008
Portable Design;Jul2008, Vol. 14 Issue 7, p36
The article discusses the solution to implement a smart battery management system for portable applications. Battery management systems are needed for portable applications to ensure that the productivity of batteries is maintained. It is stated that consumers acknowledge the need for smart battery management from a cost and environmental impact perspective. The smart battery concept defines interfaces, data set and behaviors of the smart battery, battery selector, smart charger and host elements in a smart battery system. It is concluded that the smart battery management system should be ensured that it offers the consumer the ability to prolong the battery life of the portable application while providing the option to be upgraded for future enhancements with no major design revisions.


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