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Featuring input over-voltage threshold of 5.85 V, model bq24314 programmable battery charger front-end IC protects lithium battery when charger circuit fails due to fault condition and can report status of fault to host or application processor. Model bq24316 supports up to 6.8 V threshold. Both 2 x 2 mm safety circuits protect cell phones and other portable electronic devices from input over-voltage, over-current, and battery over-voltage conditions.
Innovative Charger Front-End Circuits Add Protection from Input Over-Voltage, Over-Current and Battery Over-Voltage Conditions
DALLAS (September 5, 2007) -- Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) introduced today a family of battery charger front-end integrated circuits, which dramatically increases protection when charging a cell phone or other portable electronic device. The 2 mm x 2 mm safety circuits protect a system from input …