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Number of series cells (Min) 3 Vin (Max) (V) 55 Number of series cells (Max) 10 Features Cell Balancing, High side driver, I2C Support, Integrated ADC, Multi-cell Support, Open wire detection, Over-current in charging protection, Over-current in discharging protection, Over-temperature (OT), Over-voltage (OV), Programmable EEPROM or EPROM, Short current detection, Temperature sense, Under-temperature (UT), Under-voltage (UV) Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 Rating Catalog open-in-new Find other Battery monitors & balancers

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  • Battery monitoring capability for 3-series to 10-series cells
  • Integrated charge pump for high-side NFET protection with optional autonomous recovery
  • Extensive protection suite including voltage, temperature, current, and internal diagnostics
  • Two independent ADCs
    • Support for simultaneous current and voltage sampling
    • High-accuracy coulomb counter with input offset error < 1 µV (typical)
    • High accuracy cell voltage measurement < 10 mV (typical)
  • Wide-range current applications (±200-mV measurement range across sense resistor)
  • Integrated secondary chemical fuse drive protection
  • Autonomous or host-controlled cell balancing
  • Multiple power modes (typical battery pack operating range conditions)
    • NORMAL mode: 250 µA
    • Multiple SLEEP mode options: 20 µA to 60 µA
    • Multiple DEEPSLEEP mode options: 10 µA to 14 µA
    • SHUTDOWN Mode: < 2 µA
  • High voltage tolerance of 85 V on cell connect and select additional pins
  • Support for temperature sensing using internal sensor and up to 9 external thermistors
  • Integrated one-time-programmable (OTP) memory programmable by customers on production line
  • Communication options include 400-kHz I2C, SPI, and HDQ one-wire interface
  • Dual programmable LDOs for external system usage
  • 48-pin TQFP package (PFB)

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The Texas Instruments BQ76942 is a highly integrated, high accuracy battery monitor and protector for 3-series to 10-series Li-Ion, Li-Polymer, and LiFePO4 battery packs. The device includes a high accuracy monitoring system, a highly configurable protection subsystem, and support for autonomous or host controlled cell balancing. Integration includes high-side charge-pump NFET drivers, dual programmable LDOs for external system use, and a host communication peripheral supporting 400-kHz I2C, SPI, and HDQ one-wire standards. The BQ76942 is available in a 48-pin TQFP package.

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Sample availability

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Technical documentation

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* Datasheet BQ76942 High Accuracy 3-s to 10-s High Accuracy Battery Monitor and Protector for Li-Ion, Li- Polymer, and LiFePO4 Battery Packs datasheet Dec. 09, 2019
Application notes Multiple FETs with the BQ76952, BQ76942 Battery Monitors Sep. 21, 2020
More literature BQ76942EVM EU Declaration of Conformity (DoC) Aug. 03, 2020
Technical articles CURRENTly questioning the accuracy of your battery monitor? Improve battery safety and accuracy with these tips May 28, 2020
Technical articles Improving voltage measurement accuracy in battery monitoring systems Apr. 01, 2020
White papers 以工業電池組為運輸替代方案提供電源 Mar. 17, 2020
White papers 산업용 배터리 팩을 통해 수송 수단에 대체 전력 공급 Mar. 17, 2020
Technical articles Improving temperature measurement accuracy in battery monitoring systems Feb. 20, 2020
White papers Powering Alternative Forms of Transportation with Industrial Battery Packs Feb. 19, 2020
Application notes BQ76942, BQ76952 Software Development Guide Feb. 18, 2020
Application notes Parallel Paths with the BQ769x2 Battery Monitor Jan. 09, 2020
Technical articles Next-generation battery monitors: how to improve battery safety while improving accuracy and extending runtime Jan. 05, 2020
Application notes Easy Configuration of BQ76942/52 Battery Monitors Dec. 18, 2019
User guides BQ76942EVM User's Guide Nov. 12, 2019

Design & development

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Hardware development

document-generic User guide
The BQ76942EVM evaluation module (EVM) is a complete evaluation system for the BQ76942, a 3-cell to 10-cell Li-Ion battery monitor integrated circuit. The EVM consists of a BQ76942 circuit module which is used for simple evaluation of the BQ76942 monitor function. The circuit module includes one (...)
  • Complete evaluation system for the BQ76942 3-cell to 10-cell Li-Ion and Phosphate battery monitor
  • Populated circuit module for 10-cell configuration for quick setup
  • Communication available with included USB interface adapter or available on 4-pin connector
  • Resistor cell simulator for operation with (...)

Software development

Battery Management Studio (bqStudio) Software
BQSTUDIO 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 (...)
  • Real-time Gauge Dashboard for monitoring basic registers
  • Full register access and logging
  • Full data memory access and logging
  • Product configuration and monitoring tools
  • Import and export of product configurations
  • Calibration and test automation
  • Export of FS files for the target production environment 

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