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Battery management training

TI’s battery experts have decades of experience. Our battery scientists bring cutting-edge solutions for new battery chemistries & technologies, from charging, gauging, monitoring, protection and more. Access training, advice and support from the battery experts and personalize your experience by choosing content from battery basics, intermediate, or advanced levels.

Battery Basics

Not sure how to get started with Battery Management? Need help choosing the right part? Browse our collection of 'The Basics' Training Videos to get a quick rundown of what TI offers in Battery Management, and get educated on everything Battery related, from chargers to Wireless Power!

Battery charging basics

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Single Cell Chargers 101 In this Single Cell Charge 101, topics include Single Cell Charger Systems, Input Considerations & Limitations, Topology Options, Pros & Cons of Power Path Architecture, and more.
Getting Started with Fuel Tank BoosterPack for TI Launchpad See how the Fuel Tank BoosterPack powers your LaunchPad designs with a rechargeable Li-Po battery.
Understanding OVP and transient protection for single-cell battery chargers This presentation reviews the issues associated with input voltage overload protection commonly found in portable products and offers guidelines for component selection.

Battery fuel gauging

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What is a gauge and why do you need it? A high-level overview of gauges and the importance of them in your design, detailing what a gauge is and why you need it.
Single Cell Gauging 101: Battery Chemistry Fundamentals Learn the fundamentals of battery chemistries, including how and why different factors can affect battery capacity and health.
Single Cell Gauging 101: Classic Fuel Gauging Approaches Learn the goals of fuel gauging and the different ways in which it can be achieved.
Gauge Programming Fundamentals This training covers several topics involving programming gauges, including explaining different file types such as srec, bqfs, dfs, gmfs, and otfs
Introduction to Battery Management Studio (bqStudio) The training highlights how to best utilize bqStudio, the standard tool to interface with all battery management gauges.

Battery monitoring

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Battery Monitoring Basics This video covers the basic concepts of Battery Monitoring, along with a deeper dive into Fuel Gauging.

Energy harvesting

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Introduction to Energy Harvesting Technology Introduction to Energy Harvesting Technology solutions from Texas Instruments.
Energy Harvesting Overview This training covers potential applications for energy harvesting, including Industrial 4.0 and IoT sensor nodes, as well as storage of energy

Wireless power IC

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Wireless Power Transmitter and Receiver Introduction Introduction to Wireless Power featuring Texas Instruments transmitter and receiver technology.

Intermediate

Already aware of the basics of Battery Management? Looking to get a deeper understanding of battery technology, or a deeper understanding of some of the features of our parts? Browse our extensive collection of videos explaining FOD, Battery Charging IC Specifications, and more.

Battery charging

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Understanding Battery Charging IC Specifications- Part 1 Part 1 begins to discuss some of the key charger parameters, along with related background information.
Understanding Battery Charging IC Specifications- Part 2 Part 2 dives deeper into key charger parameters and related background information.
Advanced charging features This presentation discusses the proper use and programming of new functions for high performance battery chargers such as "Input Current Optimization," "relative VINDPM," "Programmable D+/D- Handshake," etc.

Battery fuel gauging

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Gauge Development Kit (GDK) Overview An overview of the Gauge Development Kit, why you need one, connecting, using with bqStudio and control.
Troubleshooting common Multi-cell Gauge Issues Covers the most common types of issues faced while setting up and using multi-cell fuel gauges, using bq40z50‐R1 as a specific example.

Battery protection and authentication

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Battery Safety and Protection Overview Covers how to increase the safety of your system, while extending battery runtime and state of health with best-in-class protection, monitoring, and authentication.

Wireless power

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Introduction to Foreign Object Detection (FOD) for Wireless Power Covers how to increase the safety of your system, while extending battery runtime and state of health with best-in-class protection, monitoring, and authentication.
Wireless Power 101: FOD Introduction This video discusses the tools used for Foreign Object Detection, or FOD. Both the receiver and transmitter have to address.
Wireless Power 101: FOD Lab Session This Wireless Power 101 lab session covers receiver calibration for Foreign Object Detection, or FOD.
New wireless power devices: WPC v1.1 to v1.2 Conversion The presentation gives a brief overview of the TIDA concept compared to an EVM, reviewing some of the key solutions and providing a cross reference table.

Advanced

Do you call yourself a BMS Guru but still interested in learning more? Check out our most in-depth collection of videos ranging from Wireless Power Transmitter Design to Layout considerations for integrated FET Chargers.

Battery charging

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Thermal Layout Considerations for Integrated FET Chargers Part 1 begins to cover PCB electrical characteristics (AC and DC parasitics, grounds) and thermal characteristics (conduction and convection concepts).
Thermal Layout Considerations for integrated FET Chargers (Part 2) Part 2 continues to discuss PCB electrical characteristics (AC and DC parasitics, grounds) and thermal characteristics (conduction and convection concepts).
MaxLife Technology: Extending Battery Service Life and Minimizing Charge Time A detailed look at the challenges associated with charging batteries quickly. We first look at the causes of battery degradation.
NVDC Charging Design Considerations and Trade-offs This video looks at traditional and hybrid charging configurations, then moves into narrow VDC (NVDC) charger designs.
Fast-Charging Trends and Challenges for Single-cell Batteries This presentation will explain the system level considerations and new charger IC architectures used to allow charging of large Li‐Ion cells in less than one hour from a variety of input sources.

Battery fuel gauging

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Impedance Track Benefits Learn about Texas Instruments’ patented Impedance Track™ technology and the advantages it offers.
Impedance Track Configuration Considerations for Different Applications Advanced Impedance Track algorithm options are discussed, including thresholds, settings, dataflash configuration options.
Development Trends in Battery Technology/Chemistry This two-part presentations discusses current and future trends in battery technology, specifically how choices in materials affect voltages and battery capacity, e.g., modern electrolytes and the newest overlithiated layered oxides (OLO).

Battery protection and authentication

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Demonstration of a 16-Channel Active Cell Balance Solution This training outlines a cost‐optimized, high‐performance, 16‐Channel Active solution (TIDA-00817) using the bq76PL455A‐Q1, EMB1428Q and EMB1499Q.
Standalone, Stackable Protection with the BQ77905/904 Learn how to protect your industrial design with the BQ77905/904, a family of new 3 to 5 cell standalone, stackable protectors.

Wireless power

Title Description
Wireless Power Transmitter System Design: Part 1 Part 1 begins looking at wireless power transmitter design, covering some of the key steps in component selection and basic power calculations.
Wireless Power Transmitter System Design: Part 2 Part 2 continues our look at wireless power transmitter design, covering some of the key steps in component selection and basic power calculations.
Wireless Power Receiver System Design: Part 1 This video describes how to choose the appropriate receiver for your design and goes through detailed steps on how to successfully design your end system.
Wireless Power Receiver System Design: Part 2 A continuation of the comprehensive design process of the wireless power receiver. This video focuses on the finer details of pin features and functionality.
Foreign Object and Friendly Metal Detection in Wireless Power Systems This presentation introduces the topic of wireless energy transfer and the ability to detect objects in wireless systems.

Design support

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TI E2E community

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WEBENCH Design Center

Generate, optimize and simulate designs that conform to your unique power specifications.

TI Designs

Browse over 1,000 lab-tested power reference designs.