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Number of series cells 1 Charge current (Max) (A) 0.1 Operating Vin (Max) (V) 5.1 Cell chemistry Li-Ion/Li-Polymer, SuperCap Battery charge voltage (Min) (V) 2.2 Battery charge voltage (Max) (V) 5.5 Absolute Vin (safety rating) (Max) ((V)) 5.5 Control interface Standalone (RC-Settable) Features Input OVP, Solar input/MPPT Operating Vin (Min) (V) 0.6 Rating Catalog
Number of series cells 1 Charge current (Max) (A) 0.1 Operating Vin (Max) (V) 5.1 Cell chemistry Li-Ion/Li-Polymer, SuperCap Battery charge voltage (Min) (V) 2.2 Battery charge voltage (Max) (V) 5.5 Absolute Vin (safety rating) (Max) ((V)) 5.5 Control interface Standalone (RC-Settable) Features Input OVP, Solar input/MPPT Operating Vin (Min) (V) 0.6 Rating Catalog
VQFN (RGR) 20 12 mm² 3.5 x 3.5
  • Ultra Low-Power With High-Efficiency DC-DC Boost Charger
    • Cold-Start Voltage: VIN ≥ 600 mV
    • Continuous Energy Harvesting From Input Sources as Low as 100 mV
    • Ultra-Low Quiescent Current of 325 nA
    • Input Voltage Regulation Prevents Collapsing High-Impedance Input Sources
    • Ship Mode With < 5 nA From Battery
  • Energy Storage
    • Energy can be Stored to Rechargeable Li-Ion Batteries, Thin-Film Batteries, Super-Capacitors, or Conventional Capacitors
  • Battery Charging and Protection
    • Internally Set Undervoltage Level
    • User-Programmable Overvoltage Level
  • Battery-Good Output Flag
    • Programmable Threshold and Hysteresis
    • Warn Attached Microcontrollers of Pending Loss of Power
    • Can be Used to Enable or Disable System Loads
  • Programmable Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)
    • Integrated MPPT for Optimal Energy Extraction From a Variety of Energy Harvesters
  • Gate Drivers for Primary (Nonrechargeable) and Secondary (Rechargeable) Storage Element Multiplexing
    • Autonomous Switching Based on VBAT_OK
    • Break-Before-Make Prevents System Rail Droop
  • Ultra Low-Power With High-Efficiency DC-DC Boost Charger
    • Cold-Start Voltage: VIN ≥ 600 mV
    • Continuous Energy Harvesting From Input Sources as Low as 100 mV
    • Ultra-Low Quiescent Current of 325 nA
    • Input Voltage Regulation Prevents Collapsing High-Impedance Input Sources
    • Ship Mode With < 5 nA From Battery
  • Energy Storage
    • Energy can be Stored to Rechargeable Li-Ion Batteries, Thin-Film Batteries, Super-Capacitors, or Conventional Capacitors
  • Battery Charging and Protection
    • Internally Set Undervoltage Level
    • User-Programmable Overvoltage Level
  • Battery-Good Output Flag
    • Programmable Threshold and Hysteresis
    • Warn Attached Microcontrollers of Pending Loss of Power
    • Can be Used to Enable or Disable System Loads
  • Programmable Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)
    • Integrated MPPT for Optimal Energy Extraction From a Variety of Energy Harvesters
  • Gate Drivers for Primary (Nonrechargeable) and Secondary (Rechargeable) Storage Element Multiplexing
    • Autonomous Switching Based on VBAT_OK
    • Break-Before-Make Prevents System Rail Droop

The bq25505 device is specifically designed to efficiently extract the microwatts (µW) to miliwatts (mW) of power generated from a variety of DC energy harvesting, high-impedance sources like photovoltaic (solar) or thermal electric generators (TEGs) without collapsing those sources. The battery-management features of the bq25505 ensure that a secondary rechargeable battery is not overcharged by this extracted power, with voltage boosted, nor depleted beyond safe limits by a system load. The integrated multiplexer gate drivers autonomously switch the system load to a primary nonrechargeable battery if the secondary battery voltage falls below the user-defined VBAT_OK threshold.

The bq25505 device is specifically designed to efficiently extract the microwatts (µW) to miliwatts (mW) of power generated from a variety of DC energy harvesting, high-impedance sources like photovoltaic (solar) or thermal electric generators (TEGs) without collapsing those sources. The battery-management features of the bq25505 ensure that a secondary rechargeable battery is not overcharged by this extracted power, with voltage boosted, nor depleted beyond safe limits by a system load. The integrated multiplexer gate drivers autonomously switch the system load to a primary nonrechargeable battery if the secondary battery voltage falls below the user-defined VBAT_OK threshold.

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