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BQ25120A ACTIVE 300-mA linear battery charger with Power Path, integrated LDO and buck converter 1.8V default output This product is 300mA, 1S I2C linear charger, with integrated LDO and a Buck Converter
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  • Increases System Operation Time Between Charges
    • Configurable 300-mA Buck Regulator
      (1.8-V Default)
    • 700 nA (typical) Iq with Buck Converter Enabled (No Load)
    • Configurable Load Switch or 100mA LDO Output (Load Switch 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 × 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 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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Description

The bq2512x 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 mutliple different configuration options for wake are reset optimization. A simple voltage based monitor provides battery level information to the host in 2% increments from 60% to 100% of the programmed V(BATREG).

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Reference designs

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Power Reference Design for a Wearable Device with Wireless Charging using the bq51003 and bq25120
PMP11311 Wearable devices require advanced power management to achieve long battery run times with always-on functionality.  Additionally, the devices need to use small rechargeable batteries and enable small footprint designs.  This application note shows the implementation of a scalable power (...)
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Smartwatch Battery Management Solution Reference Design
TIDA-00712 The TI design TIDA-00712 is a reference design for Smartwatch BMS (Battery Management Solution); It’s suitable for low power wearable devices like smartwatch applications. The design includes an ultra-low current 1 cell Li-ion linear charger; a highly integrated Qi-compliant wireless power (...)
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Low Power Battery Charge Management Reference Design for Wearables and IoT Applications
TIDA-00761 The TIDA-00761 is a power management solution using the bq25120 IC in a small form factor design targeted at low power wearable devices.  It integrates the most common functions for wearable devices: Linear charger, regulated output, load switch, manual reset with timer, and battery voltage (...)
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