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BQ27426

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

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BQ27427 ACTIVE Single-cell battery fuel gauge with pre-programmed chemistry and integrated sense resistor Low power consumption, internal sense resistor and battery state-of-health (aging) estimates  

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 Operating temperature range (°C) -40 to 85 Rating Catalog
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 Operating temperature range (°C) -40 to 85 Rating Catalog
DSBGA (YZF) 9 3.0625 mm² 1.75 x 1.75
  • Single-cell Li-ion battery fuel gauge
    • Resides on system board
    • Supports embedded or removable batteries
    • Powers directly from the battery with integrated LDO
    • Supports a low-value external sense resistor (10 mΩ)
  • Ultra low 9 µA operating current when the load is below 10 mA, set by Sleep Current threshold.
  • Battery fuel gauging based on patented Impedance Track™ technology
    • Provides three selectable preprogrammed profiles for 4.2-V, 4.35-V, and 4.4-V cells
    • Reports remaining capacity and state-of-charge (SOC) with smoothing filter
    • Adjusts automatically for battery aging, self-discharge, temperature, and rate changes
    • Estimates battery state-of-health (aging)
  • Microcontroller peripheral interface supports:
    • 400-kHz I 2C serial interface
    • Configurable SOC interrupt or battery low digital output warning
    • Internal temperature sensor or host reported temperature or external thermistor
  • Single-cell Li-ion battery fuel gauge
    • Resides on system board
    • Supports embedded or removable batteries
    • Powers directly from the battery with integrated LDO
    • Supports a low-value external sense resistor (10 mΩ)
  • Ultra low 9 µA operating current when the load is below 10 mA, set by Sleep Current threshold.
  • Battery fuel gauging based on patented Impedance Track™ technology
    • Provides three selectable preprogrammed profiles for 4.2-V, 4.35-V, and 4.4-V cells
    • Reports remaining capacity and state-of-charge (SOC) with smoothing filter
    • Adjusts automatically for battery aging, self-discharge, temperature, and rate changes
    • Estimates battery state-of-health (aging)
  • Microcontroller peripheral interface supports:
    • 400-kHz I 2C serial interface
    • Configurable SOC interrupt or battery low digital output warning
    • Internal temperature sensor or host reported temperature or external thermistor

The Texas Instruments BQ27426 battery fuel gauge is a single-cell gauge that requires minimal user-configuration and system microcontroller firmware development, leading to quick system bring-up.

Three chemistry profiles are preprogrammed to enable minimum user-configuration, and to help manage customer inventory across projects with different battery chemistries. The BQ27426 battery fuel gauge has very low sleep power consumption leading to longer battery run time. Configurable interrupts help save system power and free up the host from continuous polling. Accurate temperature sensing is supported via an external thermistor.

The BQ27426 battery fuel gauge uses the patented Impedance Track™ 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 BQ27426 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 BQ27426 battery fuel gauge is a single-cell gauge that requires minimal user-configuration and system microcontroller firmware development, leading to quick system bring-up.

Three chemistry profiles are preprogrammed to enable minimum user-configuration, and to help manage customer inventory across projects with different battery chemistries. The BQ27426 battery fuel gauge has very low sleep power consumption leading to longer battery run time. Configurable interrupts help save system power and free up the host from continuous polling. Accurate temperature sensing is supported via an external thermistor.

The BQ27426 battery fuel gauge uses the patented Impedance Track™ 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 BQ27426 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 BQ27426 System-Side Impedance Track™ Fuel Gauge datasheet (Rev. G) PDF | HTML 27 Apr 2023
* User guide bq27426 Technical Reference Manual 17 Dec 2015
Application note Battery Gauging Algorithm Comparison PDF | HTML 04 Dec 2023
Application note BQ27426 Gauging Design for Applications With 2 Serial Li-Ion Batteries (Rev. A) PDF | HTML 23 Sep 2022
Application note Method for TI Gauge to Avoid SOC Jump on Smart Phone Application 25 Feb 2022
Application note Impedance Track Gauge Configuration For Dynamic Loads (EPOS) 15 Sep 2019
Technical article Get smart: How intelligent battery gauges improve battery life in continuous gluco PDF | HTML 19 Apr 2019
Application note Simple Guide to Chemical ID Selection Tool (GPC) (Rev. A) 05 Jun 2018
Application note The bq27426 Performace Under Dynamic Battery Voltage for Portable Audio Applicat 09 Oct 2017
User guide Quick-Start Guide for bq27426 Fuel Gauge 11 Jul 2017
Technical article Achieving higher-accuracy battery fuel-gauge performance in ultra-low-power system PDF | HTML 09 May 2017
Application note Gauge Communication 12 Jan 2017
EVM User's guide bq27426EVM-738 EVM: Single-Cell Impedance Track Technology 20 Nov 2015

Design & development

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Evaluation board

BQ27426EVM-738 — BQ27426 EVM for Impedance Track Fuel Gauge w/Easy to Use Pre-programmed Chemistry Profiles

The BQ27426EVM-738 evaluation module is a complete evaluation system for the bq27426. The EVM includes one bq27426 circuit module with an external sense resistor. A separated orderable EV2400 PC interface board for gas gauge interface along with a PC USB cable, and Windows™-based PC software (...)

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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.

 

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Available in Linux Main line: Yes
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Support software

BQEVSW-MKST-UPDATE Software Update to enable BQEVSW to use MKST-3P-ALT-EV2300

BQ-BATTERY-PROGRAMMER-SW software development kit (SDK) is a collection of robust software command line tools that assist with the process of programming, testing, or assembling packs that use TI Battery management products. The executables in this software work with the MKST-3P-ALT-EV2300 MKS (...)

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Supported products & hardware

Supported products & hardware

Products
Battery fuel gauges
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Hardware development
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Software
Support software
BQ20Z40-R1_BQEASY-SW BQ20Z40-R1 bqEASY Software BQ20Z45-R1_BQEASY-SW BQ20Z45-R1 bqEASY Software BQ20Z60-R1_BQEVSW-SW BQ20Z60-R1 bqEASY Software BQ20Z65-R1_BQEVSW-SW BQ20Z65-R1 bqEASY Software BQ3060-BQEVSW-SW BQ3060 bqEVSW Software
Application software & framework
BQEVSW BQ evaluation software (BQEVSW) v0.0.92 for BQ30Z554-R1
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Calculation tool

GAUGEPARCAL — Gauging Parameter Calculator

Gauging Parameter Calculator (GPC) is a math calculation and simulation tool that helps the battery designer to obtain matching Compensated End of Discharge Voltage (CEDV) coefficients for the specific battery profile. The tool allows the user to increase the accuracy of the fuel gauge IC over (...)
User guide: PDF
Reference designs

TIDA-01395 — 24-V AC Power Stage With Wide Vin Converter and Battery Gauge Reference Design for Smart Thermostat

This reference design provides a low BOM count, high-efficiency power stage for smart thermostats and other gateway building automation designs. This power stage takes a 24-V AC input and produces a 5-V and 3.3-V output rail, which can power additional point-of-load converters if added. The (...)
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TIDA-01012 — Wireless IoT, Bluetooth® Low Energy, 4½ Digit, 100kHz True RMS Digital Multimeter

Many products are now becoming connected through the Internet of Things (IoT), including test equipment such as digital multimeters (DMM).  Enabled by Texas Instruments’ SimpleLink™ ultra-low power wireless microcontroller (MCU) platform, the TIDA-01012 reference design (...)
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Reference designs

TIDA-01014 — Enhanced Accuracy Battery Fuel Gauge Reference Design for Low Power Industrial IoT Field Metering

The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution is efficiently connecting applications and instruments, enabling battery powered, wide scale very low power sensor deployment.  New technologies, such as TI’s advanced sensor and low power connectivity devices, are enabling these instruments to be (...)
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Reference designs

TIDA-01182 — Portable Audio Amplifier with Auto Audio Control 1S1P BMS Reference Design

High performance, 10Watt (5W per speaker) portable audio amplifier that includes everything you need to implement a BMS (Battery Management Solution) for a portable audio amplifier (including a Charger, Fuel (Gas) Gauge and Protection for a 1S1P 18650 2400mAh Lithium battery) for a Class D Audio (...)
Design guide: PDF
Schematic: PDF
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