Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (Germany) [NASDAQ: MXIM] has announced that it is sampling the MAX17050, a high-accuracy battery fuel gauge. It uses the company’s patented ModelGauge m3 algorithm, which improves upon the traditional coulomb counting approach by combining it with the patented voltage-based ModelGauge approach. The MAX17050 provides the best possible accuracy, uses 4x less power, and shrinks solutions by 3x compared to competitive devices. The key advantages include:
- Best possible accuracy: integrated coulomb counting and ModelGauge technology automatically compensate for aging, temperature, and discharge rate; provides accurate SOC and time-to-empty over a wide range of operating conditions, as well as battery health information.
- Extends battery capacity: sophisticated SOC, voltage, and temperature alerts allow the system microprocessor to remain in sleep mode for a longer period of time.
- Upgrade path to full power management: The MAX17050 functionality is available in a Power SoC with identical IP to facilitate a complete power-management solution in a shortened time to market.
For more information visit www.maximintegrated.com.