BQ25122 (ACTIVE)

700-nA Low IQ Highly Integrated Battery Charge Management Solution

700-nA Low IQ Highly Integrated Battery Charge Management Solution - BQ25122


The bq25122 is a highly integrated battery charge management IC that integrates the most common functions for wearable devices: Linear charger, regulated output, load switch, manual reset with timer, and battery voltage monitor. The integrated buck converter is a high efficiency, low IQ switcher using DCS control that extends light load efficiency down to 10-µA load currents. The low quiescent current during operation and shutdown enables maximum battery life. The device supports charge currents from 5 mA to 300 mA. The input current limit, charge current, buck converter output voltage, LDO output voltage, and other parameters are programmable through the I2C interface.

The battery is charged using a standard Li-Ion charge profile with three phases: precharge, constant current and constant voltage. A voltage-based JEITA compatible battery pack thermistor monitoring input (TS) is included that monitors battery temperature and automatically changes charge parameters to prevent the battery from charging outside of its safe temperature range. The charger is optimized for 5-V USB input, with 20-V tolerance to withstand line transients. The buck converter is run from the input or battery. When in battery only mode, the device can run from a battery up to 4.65 V.

A configurable load switch allows system optimization by disconnecting infrequently used devices. The manual reset with timer allows multiple different configuration options for wake are reset optimization.


  • Increases System Operation Time Between Charges
    • Configurable 300-mA Buck Regulator
      (1.2-V Default)
    • 700 nA (typical) Iq with Buck Converter Enabled (No Load)
    • Configurable Load Switch or 100mA LDO Output (Load Switch enabled by default)
    • Up to 300-mA Charge Current for Fast Charging
    • 0.5% Accurate Battery Voltage Regulation (Configurable from 3.6 V to 4.65 V in 10-mV Steps)
    • Configurable Termination Current Down to
      500 µA
    • Simple Voltage Based Battery Monitor
  • Highly Integrated Solution with Small Footprint
    • 2.5 mm x 2.5 mm WCSP Package and 6 External Components for Minimal Solution
    • Push-Button Wake-Up and Reset with Adjustable Timers
    • Power Path Management for Powering the System and Charging the Battery
    • Power Path Management enables < 50 nA 150 nA Ship Mode Battery Quiescent Current for Longest Shelf Life
    • Battery Charger Operates from 3.4 V – 5.5 VIN (5.5-V OVP / 20-V Tolerant)
    • Dedicated Pins for Input Current Limit, Charge Current, Termination Current, and Status Output
  • I2C Communication Control
    • Charge Voltage and Current
    • Termination Threshold
    • Input Current Limit
    • VINDPM Threshold
    • Timer Options
    • Load Switch Control
    • Controls for Interrupts for Faults and Status
    • System Output Voltage Adjustment
    • LDO Output Voltage Adjustment

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Number of Series Cells
Cell Chemistry
Battery Charge Voltage (Min) (V)
Battery Charge Voltage (Max) (V)
Charge Current (Max) (A)
Control Interface
Control Topology
Operating Temperature Range (C)
Operating Vin (Min) (V)
Operating Vin (Max) (V)
Absolute Vin (safety rating) (Max) ((V))
BQ25122 BQ25120A
1    1   
Charger    Charger   
Li-Ion/Li-Polymer    Li-Ion/Li-Polymer   
3.6    3.6   
4.65    4.65   
Integrated Buck Converter
Integrated LDO
JEITA BAT Temp Monitoring (Thermistor Pin)
Power Path
Temp Monitoring (Thermistor Pin)
Thermal Regulation   
Integrated Buck Converter
Integrated LDO
JEITA BAT Temp Monitoring (Thermistor Pin)
Power Path
Temp Monitoring (Thermistor Pin)
Thermal Regulation   
0.3    0.3   
I2C    I2C   
Linear    Linear   
Catalog    Catalog   
-40 to 85    -40 to 85   
25DSBGA    25DSBGA   
3.4    3.4   
5.5    5.5   
20    20