The bqMTester from Texas Instruments is designed to calibrate and program electronic smart battery modules based on the bq20z80 and future advanced battery gas gauges utilizing the patented Impedance Track ™ technology. The bqMTester works in conjunction with the HPA169 calibration board and the EV2300 USB-Based PC Interface Board for Battery Fuel Gauge Evaluation from Texas Instruments. The bqMTester is open source software, and may be modified to suit the user’s requirements.
The EV2300 is a USB-based interface board for a PC that can be used to evaluate battery fuel gauge circuits designed with Texas Instruments' ICs. The EV2300 has connections on it for a USB cable and also accepts inputs from a battery fuel gauge circuit's communication port (SMBus or HDQ). By running the appropriate PC software for the corresponging fuel gauge IC, the EV2300 interface board allows the user to evaluate the battery fuel gauge circuit.