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BQ27426 ACTIVE Single cell System-side battery fuel (gas) gauge w/Pre-programmed chemistry Profile

Low power consumption, battery state-of-health (aging) estimates, internal temperature sensor

Product details

Cell chemistry Li-Ion/Li-Polymer Number of series cells Single Cell Communication interface I2C Battery capacity (Min) (mAh) 100 Battery capacity (Max) (mAh) 8000 Implementation System External capacity indication None Features Impedance Track™ algorithm, Integrated Sense Resistor Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85
Cell chemistry Li-Ion/Li-Polymer Number of series cells Single Cell Communication interface I2C Battery capacity (Min) (mAh) 100 Battery capacity (Max) (mAh) 8000 Implementation System External capacity indication None Features Impedance Track™ algorithm, Integrated Sense Resistor Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85
DSBGA (YZF) 9 3 mm² 1.62 x 1.66
  • Single-Cell Li-Ion Battery Fuel Gauge
    • Resides on System Board
    • Supports Embedded or Removable Batteries
    • Powered Directly from Battery with Integrated
      LDO
    • Low-Value Integrated Sense Resistor
      (7 mΩ, Typical)
  • Easy-to-Configure Fuel Gauging Based on
    Patented Impedance Track™ Technology
    • Reports Remaining Capacity and State-of-
      Charge (SOC) with Smoothing Filter
    • Automatically Adjusts for Battery Aging, Self-
      Discharge, Temperature, and Rate Changes
    • Battery State-of-Health (Aging) Estimation
  • Microcontroller Peripheral Supports:
    • 400-kHz I2C Serial Interface
    • Configurable SOC Interrupt or
      Battery Low Digital Output Warning
    • Internal Temperature Sensor or
      Host-Reported Temperature
  • Single-Cell Li-Ion Battery Fuel Gauge
    • Resides on System Board
    • Supports Embedded or Removable Batteries
    • Powered Directly from Battery with Integrated
      LDO
    • Low-Value Integrated Sense Resistor
      (7 mΩ, Typical)
  • Easy-to-Configure Fuel Gauging Based on
    Patented Impedance Track™ Technology
    • Reports Remaining Capacity and State-of-
      Charge (SOC) with Smoothing Filter
    • Automatically Adjusts for Battery Aging, Self-
      Discharge, Temperature, and Rate Changes
    • Battery State-of-Health (Aging) Estimation
  • Microcontroller Peripheral Supports:
    • 400-kHz I2C Serial Interface
    • Configurable SOC Interrupt or
      Battery Low Digital Output Warning
    • Internal Temperature Sensor or
      Host-Reported Temperature

The Texas Instruments bq27421-G1 fuel gauge is a minimally configured microcontroller peripheral that provides system-side fuel gauging for single-cell Li-Ion batteries. The device requires very little user configuration and system microcontroller firmware development.

The bq27421-G1 fuel gauge uses the patented Impedance TrackTM algorithm for fuel gauging, and provides information such as remaining battery capacity (mAh), state-of-charge (%), and battery voltage (mV).

Battery fuel gauging with the bq27421-G1 fuel gauge requires connections only to PACK+ (P+) and PACK– (P–) for a removable battery pack or embedded battery circuit. The tiny 9-ball, 1.62 mm × 1.58 mm, 0.5-mm pitch NanoFree™ chip scale package (DSBGA) is ideal for space-constrained applications.

The Texas Instruments bq27421-G1 fuel gauge is a minimally configured microcontroller peripheral that provides system-side fuel gauging for single-cell Li-Ion batteries. The device requires very little user configuration and system microcontroller firmware development.

The bq27421-G1 fuel gauge uses the patented Impedance TrackTM algorithm for fuel gauging, and provides information such as remaining battery capacity (mAh), state-of-charge (%), and battery voltage (mV).

Battery fuel gauging with the bq27421-G1 fuel gauge requires connections only to PACK+ (P+) and PACK– (P–) for a removable battery pack or embedded battery circuit. The tiny 9-ball, 1.62 mm × 1.58 mm, 0.5-mm pitch NanoFree™ chip scale package (DSBGA) is ideal for space-constrained applications.

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* Data sheet bq27421-G1 System-Side Impedance Track Fuel Gauge With Integrated Sense Resistor datasheet (Rev. E) PDF | HTML 06 Jan 2016
* User guide bq27421-G1 Technical Reference Manual (Rev. C) 30 Aug 2016
Technical article Get smart: How intelligent battery gauges improve battery life in continuous glucose monitors 19 Apr 2019
Application note Achieving The Successful Learning Cycle 19 Jun 2018
Application note Simple Guide to Chemical ID Selection Tool (GPC) (Rev. A) 05 Jun 2018
Application note Gauge Communication 12 Jan 2017
Technical article Configuring a battery fuel gauge by reading the label on the back of your battery 11 Mar 2016
Technical article Gas gauging solutions for Li-ion batteries: Part 1 27 May 2015
Technical article The most popular battery charging solutions for wearables 20 Apr 2015
Application note Theory and Implementation of Impedance Track Battery Fuel-Gauging Algorithm (Rev. A) PDF | HTML 16 May 2014
More literature Quickstart Guide for bq27421-G1 (Rev. B) 06 May 2014
Application note Verification and Accuracy Test Methods of Gas Gauges 05 Jun 2013
Application note Going to Production With the bq274xx Family of Gas Gauges 27 Jun 2011

Design & development

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Evaluation board

BQ27421EVM-G1A — BQ27421EVM-G1A System-Side Battery Fuel (Gas) Gauge Evaluation Module Board

System-Side Battery Fuel (Gas) Gauge Solution Evaluation Module

The BQ27421EVM-G1A evaluation module is a complete evaluation system for the bq27421. The EVM includes one bq27421 circuit module with an integrated current-sense resistor. A separated orderable EV2400 PC interface board for gas gauge (...)
User guide: PDF
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Evaluation board

BQ27421EVM-G1B — BQ27421EVM-G1B System-Side Battery Fuel (Gas) Gauge Evaluation Module

System-Side Battery Fuel (Gas) Gauge Solution Evaluation Module

The BQ27421EVM-G1B evaluation module is a complete evaluation system for the bq27421. The EVM includes one bq27421 circuit module with an integrated current-sense resistor. A separated orderable EV2300 or EV2400 PC interface board for (...)
User guide: PDF
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Interface adapter

EV2400 — USB-Based PC Interface Board for Battery Fuel (Gas) Gauge Evaluation Module

The EV2400 EVM interface board enables an IBM-compatible or other type PC (with the required driver for its particular platform) to communicate with the Texas Instruments SMBus or I2C interface gas gauges via a Universal Serial Bus (USB) port. In addition to this board, PC software is required to (...)

User guide: PDF
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Application software & framework

BQSTUDIO — Battery Management Studio (bqStudio) Software

Battery Management Studio (bqStudio) offers a full suite of robust tools to assist with the process of evaluating, designing with, configuring, testing, or otherwise utilizing TI Battery management products. This includes features that provide full access to registers and data memory including (...)
Driver or library

BQ27XXXSW-LINUX — Linux Driver for BQ27XXX

The Linux driver supports the BQ27x series of Battery Fuel Gauges. The Linux driver supports communication through the I2C/HDQ bus and interfaces with the power supply sub-system to monitor battery properties.

 

Linux Mainline Status

Available in Linux Main line: Yes
Available through git.ti.com: N/A

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Reference designs

TIDA-00669 — 500-mA wireless charger BoosterPack™ with gauge reference design

The TIDA-00669 is a BoosterPack™ reference design that provides a wireless charger and battery management to power any TI LaunchPad™ (www.ti.com/launchpad). This is a highly-integrated power management reference design that is well-suited for low-power applications. The primary method of storage is (...)
Design guide: PDF
Schematic: PDF
Reference designs

TIDA-00712 — Smartwatch Battery Management Solution Reference Design

This reference design is for smartwatch battery management solution (BMS). It is 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 receiver; a (...)
Design guide: PDF
Schematic: PDF
Reference designs

TIDA-00586 — Gauge Booster Pack Reference Design

The TIDA-00586 reference design is a gauge that has been designed as a booster pack to fit on the TI Launchpad development boards. The use of this this board for development will reduce the time spent in design and test of the bq27421 gauge IC. You can select any appropriate charger to charge your (...)
Design guide: PDF
Schematic: PDF
Reference designs

TIDA-00055 — Standalone Synchronous Switch-mode Li-Ion Charger with 2A FET Reference Design

This reference design is a solution for a Li-Ion charge management IC. It has a highly integrated battery charge IC utilizing synchronous switch mode power conversion for efficient and comprehensive charge control of a single cell Li-Ion battery. The solutionprovides a convenient method to evaluate (...)
Test report: PDF
Schematic: PDF
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TIDA-00053 — 1A Single Cell Linear Charger for LiFePO4 Applications Reference Design

This reference design is designed to deliver up to 1 A of continuous current to the battery and/or system. It has a 4.9 VDC, 50 mA max internal LDO that can be used for USB applications or any other need. It uses the bq25070, a highly integrated LiFePO4 linear battery charger, in order to target (...)
Test report: PDF
Schematic: PDF
Reference designs

TIDA-00045 — Single-Chip Charge and Dynamic Power-Path Management IC Reference Design

This reference design is a Single-Chip Charge and Dynamic Power-Path Management IC solution. It is a complete bq24030 based circuit design and provides a convenient method to evaluate the operation and performance of the IC. The development solution includes a tested evaluation board; a user guide (...)
Test report: PDF
Schematic: PDF
Reference designs

TIDA-00044 — USB Li-Ion Battery Charger and Power-Path Management Reference Design

This reference design delivers up to 1000 mA of continuous current to the battery output when programmed with a resistor on the ISET pin and is programmed at the factory for ~540mA. The USB current limit modes are selected by the ISET2 pin and limits current to a maximum of 500 mA (logic high) or (...)
Test report: PDF
Schematic: PDF
Reference designs

TIDA-00042 — 1A Single-Input Single-Cell Li-Ion Battery Charger Reference Design

This reference design is targeted at space-limited portable applications. The devices in the design operate from either a USB port or AC adapter. The solution has a single power output that charges the battery. A system load can be placed in parallel with the battery as long as the average system (...)
Test report: PDF
Schematic: PDF
Reference designs

TIDA-00031 — System-Side ImpedanceTrack Fuel Gauge with Integrated Sense Resistor Reference Design

This reference design is a complete evaluation system solution for the bq27421. The solution includes one bq27421 circuit module with an integrated current-sense resistor. A separated orderable EV2300 or EV2400 PC interface board for gas gauge interface along with a PC USB cable, and (...)
Test report: PDF
Schematic: PDF
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