Product details

Cell chemistry Li-Ion/Li-Polymer, LiFePO4 Number of series cells 2-4 Cells, Single Cell Communication interface SMBus Battery capacity (Min) (mAh) 100 Battery capacity (Max) (mAh) 29000 Implementation Pack External capacity indication LED Features Cell Balancing, Impedance Track™ algorithm, Integrated Protector, SHA-1 Authentication, Turbo Mode Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 Cell balancing External, Internal
Cell chemistry Li-Ion/Li-Polymer, LiFePO4 Number of series cells 2-4 Cells, Single Cell Communication interface SMBus Battery capacity (Min) (mAh) 100 Battery capacity (Max) (mAh) 29000 Implementation Pack External capacity indication LED Features Cell Balancing, Impedance Track™ algorithm, Integrated Protector, SHA-1 Authentication, Turbo Mode Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 Cell balancing External, Internal
VQFN (RSM) 32 16 mm² 4 x 4
  • Fully Integrated 1-Series, 2-Series, 3-Series, and
    4-Series Li-Ion or Li-Polymer Cell Battery Pack
    Manager and Protection
  • Next-Generation Patented Impedance Track™
    Technology Accurately Measures Available
    Charge in Li-Ion and Li-Polymer Batteries
  • High Side N-CH Protection FET Drive
  • Integrated Cell Balancing While Charging or At
    Rest
  • Full Array of Programmable Protection Features
    • Voltage
    • Current
    • Temperature
    • Charge Timeout
    • CHG/DSG FETs
    • AFE
  • Sophisticated Charge Algorithms
    • JEITA
    • Enhanced Charging
    • Adaptive Charging
    • Cell Balancing
  • Supports TURBO BOOST Mode
  • Supports Battery Trip Point (BTP)
  • Diagnostic Lifetime Data Monitor and Black Box
    Recorder
  • LED Display
  • Supports Two-Wire SMBus v1.1 Interface
  • SHA-1 Authentication
  • Compact Package: 32-Lead QFN (RSM)
  • Fully Integrated 1-Series, 2-Series, 3-Series, and
    4-Series Li-Ion or Li-Polymer Cell Battery Pack
    Manager and Protection
  • Next-Generation Patented Impedance Track™
    Technology Accurately Measures Available
    Charge in Li-Ion and Li-Polymer Batteries
  • High Side N-CH Protection FET Drive
  • Integrated Cell Balancing While Charging or At
    Rest
  • Full Array of Programmable Protection Features
    • Voltage
    • Current
    • Temperature
    • Charge Timeout
    • CHG/DSG FETs
    • AFE
  • Sophisticated Charge Algorithms
    • JEITA
    • Enhanced Charging
    • Adaptive Charging
    • Cell Balancing
  • Supports TURBO BOOST Mode
  • Supports Battery Trip Point (BTP)
  • Diagnostic Lifetime Data Monitor and Black Box
    Recorder
  • LED Display
  • Supports Two-Wire SMBus v1.1 Interface
  • SHA-1 Authentication
  • Compact Package: 32-Lead QFN (RSM)

The bq40z50-R1 device, incorporating patented Impedance Track™ technology, is a fully integrated, single-chip, pack-based solution that provides a rich array of features for gas gauging, protection, and authentication for 1-series, 2-series, 3-series, and 4-series cell Li-Ion and Li-Polymer battery packs.

Using its integrated high-performance analog peripherals, the bq40z50-R1 device measures and maintains an accurate record of available capacity, voltage, current, temperature, and other critical parameters in Li-Ion or Li-Polymer batteries, and reports this information to the system host controller over an SMBus v1.1 compatible interface.

The bq40z50-R1 device supports TURBO BOOST mode by providing the available max power and max current to the host system. The device also supports Battery Trip Point to send a BTP interrupt signal to the host system at the pre-set state of charge thresholds.

The bq40z50-R1 provides software-based 1st- and 2nd-level safety protection against overvoltage, undervoltage, overcurrent, short-circuit current, overload, and overtemperature conditions, as well as other pack- and cell-related faults.

SHA-1 authentication, with secure memory for authentication keys, enables identification of genuine battery packs.

The compact 32-lead QFN package minimizes solution cost and size for smart batteries while providing maximum functionality and safety for battery gauging applications.

The bq40z50-R1 device, incorporating patented Impedance Track™ technology, is a fully integrated, single-chip, pack-based solution that provides a rich array of features for gas gauging, protection, and authentication for 1-series, 2-series, 3-series, and 4-series cell Li-Ion and Li-Polymer battery packs.

Using its integrated high-performance analog peripherals, the bq40z50-R1 device measures and maintains an accurate record of available capacity, voltage, current, temperature, and other critical parameters in Li-Ion or Li-Polymer batteries, and reports this information to the system host controller over an SMBus v1.1 compatible interface.

The bq40z50-R1 device supports TURBO BOOST mode by providing the available max power and max current to the host system. The device also supports Battery Trip Point to send a BTP interrupt signal to the host system at the pre-set state of charge thresholds.

The bq40z50-R1 provides software-based 1st- and 2nd-level safety protection against overvoltage, undervoltage, overcurrent, short-circuit current, overload, and overtemperature conditions, as well as other pack- and cell-related faults.

SHA-1 authentication, with secure memory for authentication keys, enables identification of genuine battery packs.

The compact 32-lead QFN package minimizes solution cost and size for smart batteries while providing maximum functionality and safety for battery gauging applications.

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* Data sheet bq40z50-R1 1-Series, 2-Series, 3-Series, and 4-Series Li-Ion Battery Pack Manager datasheet 06 Jul 2015
* User guide bq40z50-R1 Technical Reference Manual (Rev. D) 17 Jan 2018
Application note Autonomous Smart Battery Guide 15 Oct 2021
E-book Ein Techniker-Leitfaden für Industrieroboter-Designs 25 Mar 2020
E-book E-book: An engineer’s guide to industrial robot designs 12 Feb 2020
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 bq40z50-R2 v2.08 to v2.11 Change List (Rev. A) 24 Apr 2018
Application note bq40z50-R1 to bq40z50-R2 Change List 13 Jul 2017
Application note Gauge Communication 12 Jan 2017
Technical article How to choose a multicell gauge 16 Dec 2016
Application note Turbo Mode 1.0 Setup Steps 13 Dec 2016
Application note SMBus Made Simple 09 Nov 2016
Technical article How active and passive cell balancing works 05 Oct 2016
Technical article Batteries get smarter with intelligent gauges 03 Nov 2015
Technical article Get to know your battery pack – part 2 23 Oct 2015
Application note bq40z50 to bq40z50-R1 Change List 29 Jul 2015

Design & development

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Evaluation board

BQ40Z50EVM-561 — BQ40Z50 evaluation board 

BQ40z50EVM is a complete system useful for evaluating the functionality of the bq40z50 fuel gauge. As described on the BQ40z50 product folder, this gauge is appropriate for applications powered by multi-cell battery systems. The EVM includes one bq40z50 circuit module, a current sense resistor, and (...)

Application software & framework

BQSTUDIO-TEST Battery Management Studio (bqStudio) Software – Beta version downloads

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 (...)

Supported products & hardware

Supported products & hardware

Products
Battery monitors & balancers
BQ769142 3-s to 14-s high-accuracy battery monitor and protector for Li-ion, Li-polymer and LiFePO4 battery BQ76942 3-series to 10-series multicell battery monitor and protector BQ76952 3-s to 16-s high-accuracy battery monitor and protector for Li-ion, Li-polymer and LiFePO4
Battery charger ICs
BQ24800 SMBus 1-4 cell Buck battery charge controller to support hybrid power boost and battery boost mode BQ25720 SMBus 1- to 4-cell NVDC buck-boost battery charge controller with power path and USB-C® PD OTG BQ25723 I²C 1-4 cell NVDC buck-boost battery charge controller with power path and USB-C® PD OTG BQ25731 I2C 1-5 cell NVDC buck-boost battery charge controller with USB type-C PD support BQ25790 Integrated, NVDC, 5-A 1-cell to 4-cell switch-mode buck-boost battery charger BQ25792 I2C controlled, 5-A, 1-4 cell buck-boost charger with dual-input selector and USB PD 3.0 OTG output
Battery fuel gauges
BQ27220 Single cell pack/system-side CEDV battery fuel (gas) gauge w/pre-programmed chemistry profiles BQ27320 Single cell pack/System-side CEDV battery fuel (gas) gauge BQ27425-G1 System-side Impedance Track™; fuel gauge with direct battery connection | gas gauge battery BQ27425-G2A System-side Impedance Track™; fuel gauge for LiCoO2 battery BQ27425-G2B System-side Impedance Track™; fuel gauge LiMn2O4 battery BQ27510-G3 System-side Impedance-Track fuel gauge that provides 32 bytes of user-programmable data Flash memory BQ27520-G4 System side Impedance Track™ fuel gauge with integrated LDO. BQ27530-G1 System-side Impedance-Track fuel (gas) gauge with direct battery connection BQ27531-G1 Battery management unit Impedance Track™ fuel (gas) gauge for bq2419x charger controller BQ27532-G1 Battery management unit Impedance Track™ fuel gauge for bq2425x charger BQ27541-G1 Pack-side Impedance Track™ battery fuel gauge with integrated LDO BQ27541-V200 Single cell Li-ion battery fuel gauge for battery pack Integration; FW upgrade to BQ27541 BQ27542-G1 Single cell Impedance Track™ pack side fuel gauge with SON package BQ27545-G1 Single cell, pack side, Impedance Track™ fuel gauge BQ27546-G1 Single cell Impedance Track™ pack side fuel gauge with DSBGA package BQ27621-G1 System-side fuel gauge with Dynamic Voltage Correlation, battery gas gauge BQ27741-G1 Pack-side Impedance Track™(tm) fuel (gas) gauge with integrated protector BQ27742-G1 Single cell Li-ion battery fuel gauge with integrated protection | battery gas gauge BQ27Z561 Impedance Track™ integrated circuit gas gauge solution for 1-series BQ27Z746 Pack-side, single-cell Impedance Track™ technology fuel gauge with integrated protector BQ28Z610 Battery fuel gauge with integrated protector for 1-2 series packs BQ34110 Multi-chemistry high-cell Count battery fuel gauge with integrated rarely discharged module BQ34210-Q1 Automotive Qualified Single cell system-side CEDV fuel gauge BQ34Z100-G1 Multi-chemistry Impedance Track™ standalone fuel gauge | battery gas gauge BQ35100 Battery fuel gauge for non-rechargeable batteries (lithium primary) and end-of-service monitor BQ4050 1-4 series CEDV battery fuel (gas) gauge BQ40Z50 1-4 series Li-ion battery pack manager | battery fuel (gas) gauge BQ40Z50-R1 1-4 series Li-ion battery pack manager supporting Turbo Mode 1.0 BQ40Z50-R2 1-4 series Li-ion battery pack manager supporting Turbo Mode 2.0 BQ40Z60 Complete multi-cell battery manager | battery fuel (gas) gauge BQ40Z80 2-s to 6-s battery pack manager with Impedance Track™ gas gauging BQ78350 Companion CEDV Fuel Gauge Battery Management Controller for bq76940 Monitor Family BQ78350-R1 CEDV li-ion gas gauge and battery management controller BQ78Z100 Impedance Track™ battery fuel (gas) gauge for 1-series to 2-series
Hardware development
MKST-3P-ALT-EV2300 MKS Technology alternative for EV2300 communications transceiver
Software
BQ40Z50-R3-DEVICE-FW BQ40Z50-R3 device firmware: 1-4 series Li-ion battery pack manager | battery fuel (gas) gauge
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Application software & framework

BQSTUDIO-STABLE Battery Management Studio (bqStudio) Software – stable version downloads for bq series of TI battery fuel gauges

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 (...)

Supported products & hardware

Supported products & hardware

Products
Battery monitors & balancers
BQ76942 3-series to 10-series multicell battery monitor and protector BQ76952 3-s to 16-s high-accuracy battery monitor and protector for Li-ion, Li-polymer and LiFePO4
Battery charger ICs
BQ24800 SMBus 1-4 cell Buck battery charge controller to support hybrid power boost and battery boost mode BQ25720 SMBus 1- to 4-cell NVDC buck-boost battery charge controller with power path and USB-C® PD OTG BQ25723 I²C 1-4 cell NVDC buck-boost battery charge controller with power path and USB-C® PD OTG BQ25731 I2C 1-5 cell NVDC buck-boost battery charge controller with USB type-C PD support BQ25790 Integrated, NVDC, 5-A 1-cell to 4-cell switch-mode buck-boost battery charger BQ25792 I2C controlled, 5-A, 1-4 cell buck-boost charger with dual-input selector and USB PD 3.0 OTG output
Battery fuel gauges
BQ27220 Single cell pack/system-side CEDV battery fuel (gas) gauge w/pre-programmed chemistry profiles BQ27320 Single cell pack/System-side CEDV battery fuel (gas) gauge BQ27425-G1 System-side Impedance Track™; fuel gauge with direct battery connection | gas gauge battery BQ27425-G2A System-side Impedance Track™; fuel gauge for LiCoO2 battery BQ27425-G2B System-side Impedance Track™; fuel gauge LiMn2O4 battery BQ27510-G3 System-side Impedance-Track fuel gauge that provides 32 bytes of user-programmable data Flash memory BQ27520-G4 System side Impedance Track™ fuel gauge with integrated LDO. BQ27530-G1 System-side Impedance-Track fuel (gas) gauge with direct battery connection BQ27531-G1 Battery management unit Impedance Track™ fuel (gas) gauge for bq2419x charger controller BQ27532-G1 Battery management unit Impedance Track™ fuel gauge for bq2425x charger BQ27541-G1 Pack-side Impedance Track™ battery fuel gauge with integrated LDO BQ27541-V200 Single cell Li-ion battery fuel gauge for battery pack Integration; FW upgrade to BQ27541 BQ27542-G1 Single cell Impedance Track™ pack side fuel gauge with SON package BQ27545-G1 Single cell, pack side, Impedance Track™ fuel gauge BQ27546-G1 Single cell Impedance Track™ pack side fuel gauge with DSBGA package BQ27621-G1 System-side fuel gauge with Dynamic Voltage Correlation, battery gas gauge BQ27741-G1 Pack-side Impedance Track™(tm) fuel (gas) gauge with integrated protector BQ27742-G1 Single cell Li-ion battery fuel gauge with integrated protection | battery gas gauge BQ27Z561 Impedance Track™ integrated circuit gas gauge solution for 1-series BQ28Z610 Battery fuel gauge with integrated protector for 1-2 series packs BQ34110 Multi-chemistry high-cell Count battery fuel gauge with integrated rarely discharged module BQ34210-Q1 Automotive Qualified Single cell system-side CEDV fuel gauge BQ34Z100-G1 Multi-chemistry Impedance Track™ standalone fuel gauge | battery gas gauge BQ35100 Battery fuel gauge for non-rechargeable batteries (lithium primary) and end-of-service monitor BQ4050 1-4 series CEDV battery fuel (gas) gauge BQ40Z50 1-4 series Li-ion battery pack manager | battery fuel (gas) gauge BQ40Z50-R1 1-4 series Li-ion battery pack manager supporting Turbo Mode 1.0 BQ40Z50-R2 1-4 series Li-ion battery pack manager supporting Turbo Mode 2.0 BQ40Z60 Complete multi-cell battery manager | battery fuel (gas) gauge BQ40Z80 2-s to 6-s battery pack manager with Impedance Track™ gas gauging BQ78350 Companion CEDV Fuel Gauge Battery Management Controller for bq76940 Monitor Family BQ78350-R1 CEDV li-ion gas gauge and battery management controller BQ78Z100 Impedance Track™ battery fuel (gas) gauge for 1-series to 2-series
Software
BQ40Z50-R3-DEVICE-FW BQ40Z50-R3 device firmware: 1-4 series Li-ion battery pack manager | battery fuel (gas) gauge
Download options
Application software & framework

BQPRODUCTION — Production tool for 4th generation multicell battery fuel (gas) gauges

bqProduction offers a full suite of robust tools to assist with the process of configuring, calibrating, manufacturing and tracking printed circuit boards utilizing TI Battery Battery management products. This includes features that allow writing a golden image followed by different types of (...)
Application software & framework

GPCCHEM — Gauging Parameter Calculator: Match chemistry for Impedance Track gauges

GPC Chemistry ID matching for Impedance Track (IT) algorithm gas gauges (Find closest chemistry match) must be done before Optimizing room temperature or low temperature performance.

Gauging Parameter Calculator Chemistry ID matching for Impedance track gas gauges (GPCCHEM) is a math calculation (...)

Application software & framework

GPCRA0 — Gauging Parameter Calculator: Optimize room temperature performance for Impedance Track gauges

Gauging Parameter Calculator – Optimize room temperature performance for Impedance track gas gauges (GPCRA0) / Golden GG Maker is a math calculation tool that helps the battery designer to refine the Impedance Track battery gauge parameters for a given battery profile. It provides optimized (...)
Application software & framework

GPCRB — Gauging Parameter Calculator: Optimize room and low temp performance Impedance Track gauges

Gauging Parameter Calculator – Optimize room and low temperature performance for Impedance track gas gauges (GPCRB) is a math calculation tool that helps the battery designer to refine the Impedance Track battery gauge parameters for a given battery profile. Depending on the input log file, (...)
Firmware

BQ40Z50-R3-DEVICE-FW — BQ40Z50-R3 device firmware: 1-4 series Li-ion battery pack manager | battery fuel (gas) gauge

Newer BQ40z50-R4 FW available here

The BQ40Z50-R3 is a FW only release that can be flashed onto any existing BQ40Z50 hardware such as the BQ40Z50-R2, BQ40Z50-R1, or BQ40Z50 device. The firmware incorporates the patented Impedance Track™ technology to create a pack-based solution that provides (...)
Firmware

BQ40Z50-R4-DEVICE-FW — BQ40Z50-R4 device firmware: 1-4 series Li-ion battery pack manager | battery fuel (gas) gauge

The BQ40Z50-R4-DEVICE-FW is a firmware-only release that can be flashed onto any existing BQ40Z50 hardware such as the BQ40Z50-R2, BQ40Z50-R1, or BQ40Z50 device. The firmware incorporates the patented Impedance Track™ technology to create a pack-based solution that provides a rich array (...)
Firmware

bq40z50-R1 Device Firmware

SLUC585.ZIP (4203 KB)
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Support software

bqStudio Chemistry Updater (Rev. FW)

SLUC564FW.ZIP (2777 KB)
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Reference designs

TIDA-00883 — 1 to 4 Series Cell Li-Ion Battery Pack Manager Reference Design

The Texas Instruments bq40z50-R1 device is a Battery Pack Manager that integrates gas gauging, and protection for completely autonomous operation of 1-series to 4-series cell Li-Ion and Li-Polymer battery packs. The architecture enables communication between the fuel gauging processor and an (...)
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