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BQ78350-R1A ACTIVE CEDV li-ion gas gauge and battery management controller Functionally identical to BQ7830. Pre-loaded with latest R1 firmware (v1.04). Improves the robustness of the Shutdown routine (fif using the Shutdown command in their application)

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  • Compensated End-of-Discharge Voltage (CEDV) Gauging Algorithm
  • Supports SMBus Host Communication
  • Flexible Configuration for 3- to 5-Series (bq76920), 6- to 10-Series (bq76930),
    and 9- to 15-Series (bq76940) Li-Ion and LiFePO4 Batteries
  • Supports Battery Configurations up to 320 Ahr
  • Supports Charge and Discharge Current Reporting up to 320 A
  • External NTC Thermistor Support from Companion AFE
  • Full Array of Programmable Protection Features
    • Voltage
    • Current
    • Temperature
    • System Components
  • Lifetime Data Logging
  • Supports CC-CV Charging, Including Precharge, Charge Inhibit, and
    Charge Suspend
  • Offers an Optional Resistor Programmable SMBus Slave Address for
    up to Eight Different Bus Addresses
  • Drives up to a 5-Segment LED or LCD Display for State-Of-Charge
    Indication
  • Provides SHA-1 Authentication
  • Compensated End-of-Discharge Voltage (CEDV) Gauging Algorithm
  • Supports SMBus Host Communication
  • Flexible Configuration for 3- to 5-Series (bq76920), 6- to 10-Series (bq76930),
    and 9- to 15-Series (bq76940) Li-Ion and LiFePO4 Batteries
  • Supports Battery Configurations up to 320 Ahr
  • Supports Charge and Discharge Current Reporting up to 320 A
  • External NTC Thermistor Support from Companion AFE
  • Full Array of Programmable Protection Features
    • Voltage
    • Current
    • Temperature
    • System Components
  • Lifetime Data Logging
  • Supports CC-CV Charging, Including Precharge, Charge Inhibit, and
    Charge Suspend
  • Offers an Optional Resistor Programmable SMBus Slave Address for
    up to Eight Different Bus Addresses
  • Drives up to a 5-Segment LED or LCD Display for State-Of-Charge
    Indication
  • Provides SHA-1 Authentication

The Texas Instruments bq78350 Li-Ion and LiFePO4 Battery Management Controller and companion to the bq769x0 family of Analog Front End (AFE) protection devices provides a comprehensive set of Battery Management System (BMS) subsystems, helping to accelerate product development for faster time-to-market.

The bq78350 controller and the bq769x0 AFE support from 3-series to 15-series cell applications. The bq78350 provides an accurate fuel gauge and state-of-health (SoH) monitor, as well as cell balancing and a full range of voltage-, current-, and temperature-based protection features.

The bq78350 offers optional LED or LCD display configurations for the capacity reporting. It also makes data available over its SMBus 1.1 interface. Battery history and diagnostic data is also kept within the device in non-volatile memory and is available over the same interface.

The Texas Instruments bq78350 Li-Ion and LiFePO4 Battery Management Controller and companion to the bq769x0 family of Analog Front End (AFE) protection devices provides a comprehensive set of Battery Management System (BMS) subsystems, helping to accelerate product development for faster time-to-market.

The bq78350 controller and the bq769x0 AFE support from 3-series to 15-series cell applications. The bq78350 provides an accurate fuel gauge and state-of-health (SoH) monitor, as well as cell balancing and a full range of voltage-, current-, and temperature-based protection features.

The bq78350 offers optional LED or LCD display configurations for the capacity reporting. It also makes data available over its SMBus 1.1 interface. Battery history and diagnostic data is also kept within the device in non-volatile memory and is available over the same interface.

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* Data sheet bq78350 CEDV Li-Ion Gas Gauge and Battery Management Controller Companion to the bq769x0 Battery Monitoring AFE datasheet 14 Jun 2012
User guide bq76930 and bq76940 Evaluation Module (Rev. C) 10 Dec 2018
User guide bq76920 Evaluation Module User's Guide (Rev. D) 12 Nov 2018
Technical article When it comes to batteries, not even the sky’s the limit 15 Aug 2015
Technical article It’s a dirty job, but nobody’s gotta do it: Rise of the (domestic) robots 29 Jul 2015
User guide bq78350 Technical Reference Manual (Rev. B) 22 Jul 2015
Application note bq78350 Data Memory Programming for Mass Production 16 Apr 2015
Application note Using the bq78350 (Rev. A) 04 Aug 2014
Application note Using the bq78350 25 Jun 2014

Design & development

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Evaluation board

BQ76920EVM — BQ76920 evaluation board with BQ78350 

The bq76920EVM is a populated circuit board for evaluation of the bq7692000 analog front-end (AFE) along with the bq78350 Battery Management Controller that serves as part of a complete pack monitoring and protection solution for 3 to 5-series Lithium Ion, Lithium iron phosphate, and more battery (...)

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Evaluation board

BQ76930EVM — BQ76930 evaluation board with BQ78350

The bq76930EVM is a populated circuit board for evaluation of the bq76930 analog front-end (AFE) along with the bq78350 Battery Management Controller that serves as part of a complete pack monitoring and protection solution for 6 to 10-series Lithium Ion, Lithium iron phosphate, and more battery (...)

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Limit: 3
Evaluation board

BQ76940EVM — BQ76940 evaluation board with BQ78350

The bq76940EVM is a populated circuit board for evaluation of the bq76940 analog front-end (AFE) along with the bq78350 Battery Management Controller that serves as part of a complete pack monitoring and protection solution for 9 to 15-series Lithium Ion, Lithium iron phosphate, and more battery (...)

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Application software & framework

GPCCEDV — Gauging Parameter Calculator for CEDV gauges

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 (...)
Firmware

BQ78350-R2-DEVICE-FW — BQ78350-R2 Device Firmware: CEDV Li-Ion Gas Gauge and Battery Management Controller

The bq78350-R2 li-ion and LiFePO4 battery management controller and companion to the bq769x0 family of Analog Front End (AFE) protection devices provides a comprehensive set of Battery Management System (BMS) subsystems, helping to accelerate product development for faster time-to-market.
Support software

bqStudio Chemistry Updater (Rev. FW)

SLUC564FW.ZIP (2777 KB)
Support software

bq78350 Family Thermistor Coefficient Calculator

SLUC568.ZIP (148 KB)
Support software

bq78350 Device Firmware (Rev. A)

SLUC572A.ZIP (4206 KB)
Reference designs

TIDA-00255 — 15 Cell Lithium Ion Battery Controller Analog Front End Reference Design

The TIDA00255 reference design utilizes the bq76940 analog front end (AFE) IC.  It measures cell voltages, and die temperature or external thermistor voltage using a 14 bit ADC.  Current is measured separately by a separate 16 bit coulomb counter.  The design can turn off low side (...)
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