The bq26500EVM is a complete evaluation system for the bq26500 single cell Li-Ion and Li-Polymer battery gas gauge IC. The EVM includes one bq26500 circuit module. The circuit module includes one bq26500 IC, a current sense resistor and all other components on-board necessary to calculate remaining battery capacity and predict a system's time to empty. An EV2300 board is required to interface this EVM with the PC and can be purchased separately.
The circuit module connects directly across the cell in a battery and provides connections for a battery charger and system load. With the PC interface board and software, the user can read the bq26500 data registers, program the on-chip configuration EEPROM, and evaluate the functions of the bq26500 under different charge and discharge conditions. The program includes a data logging utility to record and store bq26500 activity during charge/discharge cycles.
- Input voltage BAT+/BAT-: 2.6-4.5V
- Charge and discharge current: 3A(max)
- Battery capacity: 100-2000mAh