The bq2018EVM-001 is a complete evaluation system for the bq2018 Power Minder IC. The EVM includes one DM2018 circuit module, an EV2200 PC interface board for gas gauge evaluation, a PC serial cable, and Windows based PC software. The DM2018 circuit module includes one bq2018 IC, a sense resistor, and all other components on-board necessary to monitor capacity and other critical parameters in a battery pack. The DM2018 connects directly across the cells in a battery. With the EV2200 interface board and software, the user can read the bq2018 data registers and evaluate the functions of the bq2018 under different charge/discharge conditions.
Please refer to the EV2200-18 User Guide for information on how to install the software, connect the evaluation setup, and use the main features of the evaluation kit.