Battery Management refers to a category of ICs designed for managing and controlling various aspects related to batteries in electronic devices. These ICs are used for battery-related monitoring and control functions, including authentication, cell balancing, condition monitoring, fuel gauging, source selection, short circuit protection, over- and under-voltage protection, and others.
Battery Management PMICs are essential for ensuring the safe and efficient operation of batteries in a wide range of electronic devices, including portable electronics, electric vehicles, energy storage systems, and industrial applications. They play a critical role in optimizing battery performance, extending battery life, and enhancing overall system reliability.
These PMICs can perform a range of functions, such as monitoring battery status, regulating charging and discharging currents, and balancing cell voltages, among others. They may also include advanced features, such as temperature sensing, charging termination algorithms, and communication interfaces for exchanging data with the host system.
It is important to note that while certain products within this family may incorporate battery charging functionality as part of their features, the products primarily focused on implementing a charging function are categorized separately.
By providing comprehensive monitoring and control capabilities, the Battery Management PMIC family enables precise management of battery health, safety, and performance, ultimately contributing to improved user experience and the longevity of battery-powered devices. These PMICs also provide a compact and integrated solution for battery management, simplifying the design process and reducing system complexity.