A new generation of programmable, smart battery integrated circuits is used with all battery chemistries. The P4 is a family of programmable, smart battery, single IC solutions with on-chip Flash EEPROM memory. The P3 family has expandable non-volatile memory options.
The P4 family minimizes the number of external components required for a complete fuel gauging system. The 6K bytes of integral Flash EEPROM contain the core battery control algorithms, cell chemistry performance models, and associated equations for battery capacity calculations.
The P3 family allows the use of external EEPROMS of various sizes and densities for storage of programmable battery parameters and algorithm variables. Learned performance data and historical information are also permanently stored.
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