Features and Benefits
- Measures Accumulated Battery Charge and Discharge
- 3.6V to 20V Operating Range for Multiple Cells Application
- 14-Bit ADC Measures Voltage, Current and Temperature
- 1% Voltage, Current and Charge Accuracy
- ±50mV Sense Voltage Range
- High Side Sense
- General Purpose Measurements for Any Battery Chemistry and Capacity
- I2C/SMBus Interface
- Configurable Alert Output/Charge Complete Input
- Quiescent Current Less Than 120μA
- Small 8-Lead 3mm × 3mm DFN Package
The LTC2943 measures battery charge state, battery voltage, battery current and its own temperature in portable product applications. The wide input voltage range allows use with multicell batteries up to 20V. A precision coulomb counter integrates current through a sense resistor between the battery’s positive terminal and the load or charger. Voltage, current and temperature are measured with an internal 14-bit No Latency ΔΣ™ ADC. The measurements are stored in internal registers accessible via the onboard I2C/SMBus Interface.
The LTC2943 features programmable high and low thresholds for all four measured quantities. If a programmed threshold is exceeded, the device communicates an alert using either the SMBus alert protocol or by setting a flag in the internal status register. The LTC2943 requires only a single low value sense resistor to set the measured current range.
- Power Tools
- Electric Bicycles
- Portable Medical Equipment
- Video Cameras
Product Lifecycle Production
At least one model within this product family is in production and available for purchase. The product is appropriate for new designs but newer alternatives may exist.
Evaluation Kits (1)
Demonstration circuit 1812A (Figure 1) features the LTC2943. The LTC2943 has an operating range of 3.6V to 20V making it perfectly suited for multicell battery applications. A precision analog coulomb counter integrates current measured through a sense resistor between the battery’s positive terminal and the load or charger. The default value assembled on the DC1812A-A is 100mΩ for a maximum current measurement of 500mA. The LTC2943 measures voltage, current and temperature with an internal 14-bit No Latency ΔΣ™ ADC. The measurements are stored in internal registers accessible via the onboard SMBus/I2C interface.
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