The bq28550EVM-001 evaluation module (EVM) is a complete evaluation system for the bq28550 battery management solution. The EVM includes one bq28550 circuit module, a current sense resistor, and one thermistor. An EV2300 or EV2400 PC interface board is required to interface to the gas gauge, and a PC USB cable is
required for communication with a PC. Both can be ordered online at http://power.ti.com. Windows™-based PC software is available online as well. The circuit module includes one bq28550 IC,and all other onboard components necessary to monitor and predict capacity, monitor critical parameters,and protect the cell from overcharge, overdischarge, short circuit, and overcurrent in single-cell Li-Ion or Li-Polymer battery packs. With the EV2300 or EV2400 interface board and software, the user can read the bq28550 data registers, program the chipset for different configurations, log cycling data for further
evaluation, and evaluate the overall functionality of the bq28550 solution under different charge and discharge conditions.