Gauge Development Kit (GDK)
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GDK firmware must be updated before first use for reliable operation. Refer to the user guide for the firmware update procedure. Firmware download
The Gauge Development Kit (GDK) is a complete evaluation system for any single-cell fuel gauge developed by Texas Instruments Incorporated. The GDK is a single printed circuit board (PCB) equipped with a programmable load, programmable charger, an optional on-board fuel gauge and an integrated EV2400 for PC interaction via Battery Management Studio. A USB PC cable, 6 V 2.5 A DC Jack (or equivalent power supply connection) and the latest version of Battery Management Studio is needed when using the GDK.
Once the GDK is connected to a PC via USB cable, Battery Management Studio will allow the user to do the following:
- Read the connected fuel gauge data registers.
- Configure the connected fuel gauge.
- Discharge and/or charge the connected battery.
- Log cycling data for evaluation and performance.
- Automate learning cycles.
- Evaluate the overall functionality of the connected fuel gauge under different charge and discharge conditions. The latest Windows™ – based PC software can be downloaded from the product folder on the Texas Instruments Web site.
- Complete evaluation system for connected fuel gauge with clean and easy setup.
- Integrated EV2400 for PC interface and downloadable software that can be used for data logging and analysis.
- Automated Learning Cycles
- Programmable on-board load and charger
- Automated cycling with customizable profiles.
- Programmable load capable of constant current, constant power and pulsed load discharges.