The EV2011 Evaluation System provides a development and evaluation environment for the bq2011 Gas Gauge IC. The EV2011 incorporates a bq2011, a sense resistor, and all other hardware necessary to provide a capacity monitoring function for 3 to 12 series NiCd cells.
Hardware for a PC interface is included on the EV2011 so that easy access to the state-of-charge information can be achieved via the serial port of the bq2011. Direct connection to the serial port of the bq2011 is also made available for check-out of the final hardware/software implementation.
The menu-driven software provided with the EV2011 displays charge/discharge activity and allows user interface to the bq2011 from any standard DOS PC.