The bq20z45EVM-001 evaluation module (EVM) is a complete evaluation system for the bq20z45/bq29412 battery management system. The EVM includes one bq20z45/bq29412 circuit module, a current sense resistor, two thermistors, and a link to Windows™-based PC software. The circuit module includes one bq20z45 integrated circuit (IC), one bq29412 IC, and all other onboard components necessary to monitor and predict capacity, perform cell balancing, monitor critical parameters, protect the cells from overcharge, overdischarge, short circuit, and overcurrent in 2-, 3- or 4-series cell Li-ion or Li-polymer battery packs. The circuit module connects directly across the cells in a battery. With the EV2300 interface board and software, the user can read the bq20z45 data registers, program the chipset for different pack configurations, log cycling data for further evaluation, and evaluate the overall functionality of the bq20z45/bq29412 solution under different charge and discharge conditions.