Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.  (Germany) [NASDAQ: MXIM ] has announced that it is now sampling the MAX77301 Li+ battery charger. It integrates the intelligence to enumerate with the host device, automatically identify the adapter type, and then determine the fastest rate to charge a battery. With advanced temperature monitoring, the MAX77301 modulates the charge current and battery regulation voltage automatically to maximize safety in any temperature environment. Key advantages of the MAX77301 include:
- A maximized charge current: automatically detects charge source and sets the highest allowable charge current.
- An optimized user convenience: Smart Power Selector technology allows a portable device to operate with a discharged battery or no battery.
- High flexibility: fully programmable I2C interface; charges from a USB port.
- Easy implementation: no extra software required for charger detection or USB enumeration.
For more information visit www.maximintegrated.com .