BQ-BATTERY-PROGRAMMER-SW

Software development kit and command line programmers for BQ gauges

BQ-BATTERY-PROGRAMMER-SW

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Overview

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 Technology alternative for EV2300 communications transceiver. The executables work with a single station but can be extended to multiple stations by using additional software and GUI from MKS Technology Inc. . Support for multiple stations is not included in this software.

There are multiple executables in each download, usually one per platform. Older products such as BQ20xxx and BQ30xxx are also supported. Examples using the C++ programming language API and Python® programming language are provided for custom development.

Requirements:

  • Hardware: MKST-3P-ALT-EV2300
  • Supported operating systems: Windows (32 and 64 bits)
  • Software: Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 C++ Runtime redistributable
Features
  • Collection of command line executables for Windows
  • Small executable size with few dependencies
  • Fast programming
  • Supports BQFS/DFFS and SREC file formats
  • Provides C API for custom code development
  • Callable from other programs for automation
  • Portable design simplifies deployment
  • Enable legacy software BQEVSW (BQ evaluation software) and ADVANCED-BQMTESTER (manufacturing software) to work with MKST-3P-ALT-EV2300 by installing optional software (BQEVSW-MKST-UPDATE, BQMTESTER-MKST-UPDATE)

Firmware binary and associated files required for use with BQSTUDIO

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Get started

  1. Download the software packages
  2. Run the installer from each package
  3. The executables, C API and Python API files can be found in the install location
  4. Run the command line executable without arguments to get usage help. Refer to Readme.txt in the install folder for more information and how to get help using the command line

Downloads

Support software

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

Supported products & hardware

Supported products & hardware

Products
Battery fuel gauges
BQ20Z40 SBS Compliant Gas Gauge with Impedance Track Technology for use with BQ29330 BQ20Z40-R1 SBS 1.1 compliant Gas Gauge with Impedance Track™ Technology BQ27505-J2 System-side Impedance Track™; fuel gauge with FW v2.15 BQ27505-J3 System-side Impedance Track™; fuel gauge with FW v2.20 BQ27505-J4 System-side Impedance Track™; fuel gauge with FW v2.24 BQ27505-J5 System-side Impedance Track™; fuel gauge with FW v2.29 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 BQ27545-G1 Single cell, pack side, Impedance Track™ fuel gauge BQ27546-G1 Single cell Impedance Track™ pack side fuel gauge with DSBGA package 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 BQ3050 SBS 1.1-compliant 2-s to 4-s battery gas gauge & protection BQ3055 2-series, 3-series, and 4-series Li-ion battery pack manager BQ3060 SBS 1.1-compliant gas gauge and protector BQ30Z554-R1 2 series, 3 series, and 4 series Li-ion battery pack manager BQ34110 Multi-chemistry high-cell Count battery fuel gauge with integrated rarely discharged module BQ34Z100 1-s to 16-s Impedance Track™ fuel gauge | battery gas gauge BQ34Z100-G1 Multi-chemistry Impedance Track™ standalone fuel gauge | battery gas gauge BQ34Z100-R2 Multichemistry Impedance Track™ stand-alone fuel gauge BQ34Z110 Wide range fuel gauge with Impedance Track™; for lead acid batteries | battery gas gauge
Hardware development
ADVANCED-BQMTESTER Texas Instruments Advanced bqMTester Multi-Station Test and Program Board BQ27411EVM-G1A Pack-Side Impedance Track™ Fuel (Gas) Gauge Evaluation Module BQ27411EVM-G1C BQ27411EVM-G1C Pack-Side Impedance Track™ Fuel (Gas) Gauge Evaluation Module BQ27421EVM-G1A BQ27421EVM-G1A System-Side Battery Fuel (Gas) Gauge Evaluation Module Board BQ27421EVM-G1B BQ27421EVM-G1B System-Side Battery Fuel (Gas) Gauge Evaluation Module BQ27425EVM-G2A BQ27425EVM-G2A System-Side Impedance Track™ Fuel (Gas) Gauge Evaluation Module BQ27426EVM-738 BQ27426 EVM for Impedance Track Fuel Gauge w/Easy to Use Pre-programmed Chemistry Profiles BQ27427EVM BQ27427 evaluation module for Impedance Track™ battery gas gauge with integrated sense resistor BQ27441EVM-G1A BQ27441 evaluation board  BQ27441EVM-G1B BQ27441 evaluation board  BQ27510EVM System-Side Single-Cell Impedance Track™ Technology Evaluation Module  | Battery Fuel Gauge BQ27520EVM System-Side Impedance Track™ Battery Fuel Gauge Evaluation Module | Gas Gauge BQ27530EVM BQ27530EVM System-Side Impedance-Track Fuel (Gas) Gauge Direct Battery Connection Evaluation Module BQ27531EVM Battery Management Unit Impedance Track Fuel (Gas) Gauge Charger Controller Evaluation Module BQ27532EVM-656 Battery Charging Solution Evaluation Module BQ27542EVM Li-ion Battery Fuel Gauge Evaluation Module BQ27545EVM BQ27545EVM Single Cell, Pack Side, Impedance Track Fuel Gauge Evaluation Module BQ27546EVM-702 bq27546 Gas Gauge with Impedance Track™ Technology BQ27621EVM-G1 System-Side Fuel (Gas) Gauge Dynamic Voltage Correlation Evaluation Module BQ27741EVM BQ27741EVM Pack-Side Impedance Track Fuel (Gas) Gauge Integrated Protector Evaluation Module BQ27742EVM bq27742-G1 Single Cell Li-ion Battery Fuel (Gas) Gauge Programmable Evaluation Module BQ27750EVM-837 BQ27750 1-Cell Programmable Battery Manager Evaluation Module BQMTESTER BQMTESTER Multi Channel Test and Program Board MKST-3P-ALT-EV2300 MKS Technology alternative for EV2300 communications transceiver
Download options

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

close
Latest version
Version: 1.0
Release date: 06 Sep 2023

Software installer to enable BQMTESTER to use MKST-3P-ALT-EV2300

MD5 checksum
lock = Requires export approval (1 minute)
Products
Battery fuel gauges
BQ20Z40 SBS Compliant Gas Gauge with Impedance Track Technology for use with BQ29330 BQ20Z40-R1 SBS 1.1 compliant Gas Gauge with Impedance Track™ Technology BQ27505-J2 System-side Impedance Track™; fuel gauge with FW v2.15 BQ27505-J3 System-side Impedance Track™; fuel gauge with FW v2.20 BQ27505-J4 System-side Impedance Track™; fuel gauge with FW v2.24 BQ27505-J5 System-side Impedance Track™; fuel gauge with FW v2.29 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 BQ27545-G1 Single cell, pack side, Impedance Track™ fuel gauge BQ27546-G1 Single cell Impedance Track™ pack side fuel gauge with DSBGA package 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 BQ3050 SBS 1.1-compliant 2-s to 4-s battery gas gauge & protection BQ3055 2-series, 3-series, and 4-series Li-ion battery pack manager BQ3060 SBS 1.1-compliant gas gauge and protector BQ30Z554-R1 2 series, 3 series, and 4 series Li-ion battery pack manager BQ34110 Multi-chemistry high-cell Count battery fuel gauge with integrated rarely discharged module BQ34Z100 1-s to 16-s Impedance Track™ fuel gauge | battery gas gauge BQ34Z100-G1 Multi-chemistry Impedance Track™ standalone fuel gauge | battery gas gauge BQ34Z100-R2 Multichemistry Impedance Track™ stand-alone fuel gauge BQ34Z110 Wide range fuel gauge with Impedance Track™; for lead acid batteries | battery gas gauge
Hardware development
ADVANCED-BQMTESTER Texas Instruments Advanced bqMTester Multi-Station Test and Program Board BQ27411EVM-G1A Pack-Side Impedance Track™ Fuel (Gas) Gauge Evaluation Module BQ27411EVM-G1C BQ27411EVM-G1C Pack-Side Impedance Track™ Fuel (Gas) Gauge Evaluation Module BQ27421EVM-G1A BQ27421EVM-G1A System-Side Battery Fuel (Gas) Gauge Evaluation Module Board BQ27421EVM-G1B BQ27421EVM-G1B System-Side Battery Fuel (Gas) Gauge Evaluation Module BQ27425EVM-G2A BQ27425EVM-G2A System-Side Impedance Track™ Fuel (Gas) Gauge Evaluation Module BQ27426EVM-738 BQ27426 EVM for Impedance Track Fuel Gauge w/Easy to Use Pre-programmed Chemistry Profiles BQ27427EVM BQ27427 evaluation module for Impedance Track™ battery gas gauge with integrated sense resistor BQ27441EVM-G1A BQ27441 evaluation board  BQ27441EVM-G1B BQ27441 evaluation board  BQ27510EVM System-Side Single-Cell Impedance Track™ Technology Evaluation Module  | Battery Fuel Gauge BQ27520EVM System-Side Impedance Track™ Battery Fuel Gauge Evaluation Module | Gas Gauge BQ27530EVM BQ27530EVM System-Side Impedance-Track Fuel (Gas) Gauge Direct Battery Connection Evaluation Module BQ27531EVM Battery Management Unit Impedance Track Fuel (Gas) Gauge Charger Controller Evaluation Module BQ27532EVM-656 Battery Charging Solution Evaluation Module BQ27542EVM Li-ion Battery Fuel Gauge Evaluation Module BQ27545EVM BQ27545EVM Single Cell, Pack Side, Impedance Track Fuel Gauge Evaluation Module BQ27546EVM-702 bq27546 Gas Gauge with Impedance Track™ Technology BQ27621EVM-G1 System-Side Fuel (Gas) Gauge Dynamic Voltage Correlation Evaluation Module BQ27741EVM BQ27741EVM Pack-Side Impedance Track Fuel (Gas) Gauge Integrated Protector Evaluation Module BQ27742EVM bq27742-G1 Single Cell Li-ion Battery Fuel (Gas) Gauge Programmable Evaluation Module BQ27750EVM-837 BQ27750 1-Cell Programmable Battery Manager Evaluation Module BQMTESTER BQMTESTER Multi Channel Test and Program Board MKST-3P-ALT-EV2300 MKS Technology alternative for EV2300 communications transceiver

Release Information

Description:

BQMTESTER-MKST-UPDATE software is a software update for BQMTESTER(BQMTESTER Multi Channel Test and Program software) and ADVANCED-BQMTESTER(Advanced bqMTester Multi-Station Test and Program Software) to allow it to work with the MKST-3P-ALT-EV2300 MKS Technology alternative for EV2300 communications transceiver. This update installs a program that allows switching the USB transceiver target in BQMTESTER and ADVANCED-BQMTESTER software from/to EV2300 to/from MKST-3P-ALT-EV2300. There are also some changes required on the hardware side as described in the PDF guide in the install folder.

The program requires administrator privileges.

Requirements:

  • Hardware: MKST-3P-ALT-EV2300, 3.3V LDO with connectors, BQMTESTER or ADVANCED-BQMTESTER board
  • Supported operating systems: Windows (32 or64 bits)
  • Software: Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 C++ Runtime redistributable

Getting started:

1. Download the software

2. Run the installer and check the option to create shortcuts

3. Run the program using shortcut named BQMTESTER-MKST-UPDATE from Start menu/Desktop

4. Allow administrator privilege when/if prompted

5. On the GUI window that opens, select the target transceiver to support and follow steps to switch

6. Connect matching transceiver and start BQMTESTER or ADVANCED-BQMTESTER software

Note: BQMTESTER-MKST-UPDATE and BQEVSW-MKST-UPDATE both update the same software components. Switching the USB transceiver using any of these shortcuts will also switch it in the other.

Support software

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

Supported products & hardware

Supported products & hardware

Products
Battery fuel gauges
BQ2083-V1P3 SBS-compliant gas gauge for use with bq29311 BQ20Z40 SBS Compliant Gas Gauge with Impedance Track Technology for use with BQ29330 BQ20Z40-R1 SBS 1.1 compliant Gas Gauge with Impedance Track™ Technology BQ20Z70-V150 SBS 1.1-compliant gas gauge enabled with Impedance Track™ technology BQ20Z70-V160 SBS 1.1-compliant gas gauge enabled with Impedance Track™ technology for use with the bq29330 BQ20Z80 SBS 1.1-compliant gas gauge enabled with Impedance Track™; technology for use with the bq29312 BQ20Z80-V102 SBS 1.1-compliant gas gauge enabled w/Impedance Track™ technology BQ20Z80-V110 SBS 1.1-compliant gas gauge enabled w/Impedance Track™ technology with FW v1.10 BQ20Z80A-V110 SBS 1.1 compliant gas gauge enabled with Impedance Track™; technology for use with the bq29312A BQ27411-G1 Pack-side Impedance Track™ fuel gauge | battery gas gauge BQ27421-G1 System-side(tm) fuel gauge with integrated Sense Resistor | battery 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 BQ27426 Single cell System-side battery fuel (gas) gauge w/Pre-programmed chemistry Profile BQ27427 Single-cell battery fuel gauge with pre-programmed chemistry and integrated sense resistor BQ27441-G1 System-side Impedance Track™ battery fuel (gas) gauge BQ27505-J2 System-side Impedance Track™; fuel gauge with FW v2.15 BQ27505-J3 System-side Impedance Track™; fuel gauge with FW v2.20 BQ27505-J4 System-side Impedance Track™; fuel gauge with FW v2.24 BQ27505-J5 System-side Impedance Track™; fuel gauge with FW v2.29 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 BQ27545-G1 Single cell, pack side, Impedance Track™ fuel gauge BQ27546-G1 Single cell Impedance Track™ pack side fuel gauge with DSBGA package BQ27620-G1 System side battery fuel gauge with Dynamic Voltage Correlation 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 BQ3050 SBS 1.1-compliant 2-s to 4-s battery gas gauge & protection BQ3055 2-series, 3-series, and 4-series Li-ion battery pack manager BQ3060 SBS 1.1-compliant gas gauge and protector BQ30Z554-R1 2 series, 3 series, and 4 series Li-ion battery pack manager BQ34110 Multi-chemistry high-cell Count battery fuel gauge with integrated rarely discharged module BQ34Z100 1-s to 16-s Impedance Track™ fuel gauge | battery gas gauge BQ34Z100-G1 Multi-chemistry Impedance Track™ standalone fuel gauge | battery gas gauge BQ34Z100-R2 Multichemistry Impedance Track™ stand-alone fuel gauge BQ34Z110 Wide range fuel gauge with Impedance Track™; for lead acid batteries | battery gas gauge
Hardware development
BQ2000EVM Evaluation Module for Battery Charge Management IC BQ2022AEVM-001 BQ2022A Evaluation Module BQ2026EVM BQ2026 Evaluation Module BQ27411EVM-G1A Pack-Side Impedance Track™ Fuel (Gas) Gauge Evaluation Module BQ27411EVM-G1C BQ27411EVM-G1C Pack-Side Impedance Track™ Fuel (Gas) Gauge Evaluation Module BQ27421EVM-G1A BQ27421EVM-G1A System-Side Battery Fuel (Gas) Gauge Evaluation Module Board BQ27421EVM-G1B BQ27421EVM-G1B System-Side Battery Fuel (Gas) Gauge Evaluation Module BQ27425EVM-G2A BQ27425EVM-G2A System-Side Impedance Track™ Fuel (Gas) Gauge Evaluation Module BQ27426EVM-738 BQ27426 EVM for Impedance Track Fuel Gauge w/Easy to Use Pre-programmed Chemistry Profiles BQ27427EVM BQ27427 evaluation module for Impedance Track™ battery gas gauge with integrated sense resistor BQ27441EVM-G1A BQ27441 evaluation board  BQ27441EVM-G1B BQ27441 evaluation board  BQ27510EVM System-Side Single-Cell Impedance Track™ Technology Evaluation Module  | Battery Fuel Gauge BQ27520EVM System-Side Impedance Track™ Battery Fuel Gauge Evaluation Module | Gas Gauge BQ27530EVM BQ27530EVM System-Side Impedance-Track Fuel (Gas) Gauge Direct Battery Connection Evaluation Module BQ27531EVM Battery Management Unit Impedance Track Fuel (Gas) Gauge Charger Controller Evaluation Module BQ27532EVM-656 Battery Charging Solution Evaluation Module BQ27542EVM Li-ion Battery Fuel Gauge Evaluation Module BQ27545EVM BQ27545EVM Single Cell, Pack Side, Impedance Track Fuel Gauge Evaluation Module BQ27546EVM-702 bq27546 Gas Gauge with Impedance Track™ Technology BQ27621EVM-G1 System-Side Fuel (Gas) Gauge Dynamic Voltage Correlation Evaluation Module BQ27741EVM BQ27741EVM Pack-Side Impedance Track Fuel (Gas) Gauge Integrated Protector Evaluation Module BQ27742EVM bq27742-G1 Single Cell Li-ion Battery Fuel (Gas) Gauge Programmable Evaluation Module BQ27750EVM-837 BQ27750 1-Cell Programmable Battery Manager Evaluation Module BQ3050EVM-001 bq3050EVM SBS 1.1 Compliant Advanced Gas Gauge EVM BQ34110EVM-796 bq34110 Multi-Chemistry CEDV Battery Gas Gauge for Rarely Discharged Applications Evaluation Module BQ34210IQ1EVM-826 bq34210-Q1 Evaluation Module for System Side CEDV Fuel Gauge BQ34Z100EVM Bq34z100EVM 1s to 16s Impedance Track Fuel Gauge Battery Evaluation Module | Gas Gauge Battery MKST-3P-ALT-EV2300 MKS Technology alternative for EV2300 communications transceiver
Download options

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

close
Latest version
Version: 1.0
Release date: 06 Sep 2023

Software installer to enable BQEVSW to use MKST-3P-ALT-EV2300

MD5 checksum
lock = Requires export approval (1 minute)
Products
Battery fuel gauges
BQ2083-V1P3 SBS-compliant gas gauge for use with bq29311 BQ20Z40 SBS Compliant Gas Gauge with Impedance Track Technology for use with BQ29330 BQ20Z40-R1 SBS 1.1 compliant Gas Gauge with Impedance Track™ Technology BQ20Z70-V150 SBS 1.1-compliant gas gauge enabled with Impedance Track™ technology BQ20Z70-V160 SBS 1.1-compliant gas gauge enabled with Impedance Track™ technology for use with the bq29330 BQ20Z80 SBS 1.1-compliant gas gauge enabled with Impedance Track™; technology for use with the bq29312 BQ20Z80-V102 SBS 1.1-compliant gas gauge enabled w/Impedance Track™ technology BQ20Z80-V110 SBS 1.1-compliant gas gauge enabled w/Impedance Track™ technology with FW v1.10 BQ20Z80A-V110 SBS 1.1 compliant gas gauge enabled with Impedance Track™; technology for use with the bq29312A BQ27411-G1 Pack-side Impedance Track™ fuel gauge | battery gas gauge BQ27421-G1 System-side(tm) fuel gauge with integrated Sense Resistor | battery 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 BQ27426 Single cell System-side battery fuel (gas) gauge w/Pre-programmed chemistry Profile BQ27427 Single-cell battery fuel gauge with pre-programmed chemistry and integrated sense resistor BQ27441-G1 System-side Impedance Track™ battery fuel (gas) gauge BQ27505-J2 System-side Impedance Track™; fuel gauge with FW v2.15 BQ27505-J3 System-side Impedance Track™; fuel gauge with FW v2.20 BQ27505-J4 System-side Impedance Track™; fuel gauge with FW v2.24 BQ27505-J5 System-side Impedance Track™; fuel gauge with FW v2.29 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 BQ27545-G1 Single cell, pack side, Impedance Track™ fuel gauge BQ27546-G1 Single cell Impedance Track™ pack side fuel gauge with DSBGA package BQ27620-G1 System side battery fuel gauge with Dynamic Voltage Correlation 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 BQ3050 SBS 1.1-compliant 2-s to 4-s battery gas gauge & protection BQ3055 2-series, 3-series, and 4-series Li-ion battery pack manager BQ3060 SBS 1.1-compliant gas gauge and protector BQ30Z554-R1 2 series, 3 series, and 4 series Li-ion battery pack manager BQ34110 Multi-chemistry high-cell Count battery fuel gauge with integrated rarely discharged module BQ34Z100 1-s to 16-s Impedance Track™ fuel gauge | battery gas gauge BQ34Z100-G1 Multi-chemistry Impedance Track™ standalone fuel gauge | battery gas gauge BQ34Z100-R2 Multichemistry Impedance Track™ stand-alone fuel gauge BQ34Z110 Wide range fuel gauge with Impedance Track™; for lead acid batteries | battery gas gauge
Hardware development
BQ2000EVM Evaluation Module for Battery Charge Management IC BQ2022AEVM-001 BQ2022A Evaluation Module BQ2026EVM BQ2026 Evaluation Module BQ27411EVM-G1A Pack-Side Impedance Track™ Fuel (Gas) Gauge Evaluation Module BQ27411EVM-G1C BQ27411EVM-G1C Pack-Side Impedance Track™ Fuel (Gas) Gauge Evaluation Module BQ27421EVM-G1A BQ27421EVM-G1A System-Side Battery Fuel (Gas) Gauge Evaluation Module Board BQ27421EVM-G1B BQ27421EVM-G1B System-Side Battery Fuel (Gas) Gauge Evaluation Module BQ27425EVM-G2A BQ27425EVM-G2A System-Side Impedance Track™ Fuel (Gas) Gauge Evaluation Module BQ27426EVM-738 BQ27426 EVM for Impedance Track Fuel Gauge w/Easy to Use Pre-programmed Chemistry Profiles BQ27427EVM BQ27427 evaluation module for Impedance Track™ battery gas gauge with integrated sense resistor BQ27441EVM-G1A BQ27441 evaluation board  BQ27441EVM-G1B BQ27441 evaluation board  BQ27510EVM System-Side Single-Cell Impedance Track™ Technology Evaluation Module  | Battery Fuel Gauge BQ27520EVM System-Side Impedance Track™ Battery Fuel Gauge Evaluation Module | Gas Gauge BQ27530EVM BQ27530EVM System-Side Impedance-Track Fuel (Gas) Gauge Direct Battery Connection Evaluation Module BQ27531EVM Battery Management Unit Impedance Track Fuel (Gas) Gauge Charger Controller Evaluation Module BQ27532EVM-656 Battery Charging Solution Evaluation Module BQ27542EVM Li-ion Battery Fuel Gauge Evaluation Module BQ27545EVM BQ27545EVM Single Cell, Pack Side, Impedance Track Fuel Gauge Evaluation Module BQ27546EVM-702 bq27546 Gas Gauge with Impedance Track™ Technology BQ27621EVM-G1 System-Side Fuel (Gas) Gauge Dynamic Voltage Correlation Evaluation Module BQ27741EVM BQ27741EVM Pack-Side Impedance Track Fuel (Gas) Gauge Integrated Protector Evaluation Module BQ27742EVM bq27742-G1 Single Cell Li-ion Battery Fuel (Gas) Gauge Programmable Evaluation Module BQ27750EVM-837 BQ27750 1-Cell Programmable Battery Manager Evaluation Module BQ3050EVM-001 bq3050EVM SBS 1.1 Compliant Advanced Gas Gauge EVM BQ34110EVM-796 bq34110 Multi-Chemistry CEDV Battery Gas Gauge for Rarely Discharged Applications Evaluation Module BQ34210IQ1EVM-826 bq34210-Q1 Evaluation Module for System Side CEDV Fuel Gauge BQ34Z100EVM Bq34z100EVM 1s to 16s Impedance Track Fuel Gauge Battery Evaluation Module | Gas Gauge Battery MKST-3P-ALT-EV2300 MKS Technology alternative for EV2300 communications transceiver

Release Information

Description:

BQEVSW-MKST-UPDATE software is a software update for BQEVSW (bq Evaluation Software) and BQEASY (bq EV-Easy) to allow it to work with the MKST-3P-ALT-EV2300 MKS Technology alternative for EV2300 communications transceiver. This update installs a program that allows switching the USB transceiver target in software like BQEVSW and BQEASY from/to EV2300 to/from MKST-3P-ALT-EV2300.

The program requires administrator privileges.

Requirements:

  • Hardware: MKST-3P-ALT-EV2300
  • Operating system: Windows (32 or 64 bit)
  • Software: Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 C++ Runtime redistributable

Features:

  • Enable use of MKST-3P-ALT-EV2300 in older software like BQEVSW and BQEASY
  • Switch back to use of EV2300 in older software like BQEVSW and BQEASY

Getting started:

1. Download the software

2. Run the installer and check the option to create shortcuts

3. Run the program using shortcut named BQEVSW-MKST-UPDATE from Start menu/Desktop

4. Allow administrator privilege when/if prompted

5. On the GUI window that opens, select the target transceiver to support and follow steps to switch

6. Connect matching transceiver and start BQEVSW, BQEASY or other similar software.

Note: BQMTESTER-MKST-UPDATE and BQEVSW-MKST-UPDATE both update the same software components. Switching the USB transceiver using any of these shortcuts will also switch it in the other.

Software programming tool

BQ-BMS-PROGRAMMER-SW Command line programmers for BQ products

Supported products & hardware

Supported products & hardware

Products
Battery fuel gauges
BQ20Z40 SBS Compliant Gas Gauge with Impedance Track Technology for use with BQ29330 BQ20Z40-R1 SBS 1.1 compliant Gas Gauge with Impedance Track™ Technology BQ20Z70-V150 SBS 1.1-compliant gas gauge enabled with Impedance Track™ technology BQ20Z70-V160 SBS 1.1-compliant gas gauge enabled with Impedance Track™ technology for use with the bq29330 BQ20Z80 SBS 1.1-compliant gas gauge enabled with Impedance Track™; technology for use with the bq29312 BQ20Z80-V102 SBS 1.1-compliant gas gauge enabled w/Impedance Track™ technology BQ20Z80-V110 SBS 1.1-compliant gas gauge enabled w/Impedance Track™ technology with FW v1.10 BQ20Z80A-V110 SBS 1.1 compliant gas gauge enabled with Impedance Track™; technology for use with the bq29312A BQ27505-J2 System-side Impedance Track™; fuel gauge with FW v2.15 BQ27505-J3 System-side Impedance Track™; fuel gauge with FW v2.20 BQ27505-J4 System-side Impedance Track™; fuel gauge with FW v2.24 BQ27505-J5 System-side Impedance Track™; fuel gauge with FW v2.29 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 BQ27545-G1 Single cell, pack side, Impedance Track™ fuel gauge BQ27546-G1 Single cell Impedance Track™ pack side fuel gauge with DSBGA package 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 BQ27Z561-R1 Impedance Track™ battery gas gauge solution for 1-series cell Li-ion battery packs BQ27Z561-R2 Impedance track battery gas gauge solution for 1-series cell li-ion battery packs 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 BQ28Z610-R1 Battery fuel gauge with integrated protector for 1-2 series packs BQ28Z620 Battery fuel gauge with integrated protector for 1-series to 2 series packs with 1.2-V I/O BQ3050 SBS 1.1-compliant 2-s to 4-s battery gas gauge & protection BQ3055 2-series, 3-series, and 4-series Li-ion battery pack manager BQ3060 SBS 1.1-compliant gas gauge and protector BQ30Z554-R1 2 series, 3 series, and 4 series Li-ion battery pack manager 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 1-s to 16-s Impedance Track™ fuel gauge | battery gas gauge BQ34Z100-G1 Multi-chemistry Impedance Track™ standalone fuel gauge | battery gas gauge BQ34Z100-R2 Multichemistry Impedance Track™ stand-alone fuel gauge BQ34Z110 Wide range fuel gauge with Impedance Track™; for lead acid batteries | 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 BQ78350 Companion CEDV Fuel Gauge Battery Management Controller for bq76940 Monitor Family BQ78350-R1 CEDV li-ion gas gauge and battery management controller BQ78350-R1A CEDV li-ion gas gauge and battery management controller
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Evaluation board
ADVANCED-BQMTESTER Texas Instruments Advanced bqMTester Multi-Station Test and Program Board BQ27510EVM System-Side Single-Cell Impedance Track™ Technology Evaluation Module  | Battery Fuel Gauge BQ27520EVM System-Side Impedance Track™ Battery Fuel Gauge Evaluation Module | Gas Gauge BQ27530EVM BQ27530EVM System-Side Impedance-Track Fuel (Gas) Gauge Direct Battery Connection Evaluation Module BQ27531EVM Battery Management Unit Impedance Track Fuel (Gas) Gauge Charger Controller Evaluation Module BQ27532EVM-656 Battery Charging Solution Evaluation Module BQ27542EVM Li-ion Battery Fuel Gauge Evaluation Module BQ27545EVM BQ27545EVM Single Cell, Pack Side, Impedance Track Fuel Gauge Evaluation Module BQ27546EVM-702 bq27546 Gas Gauge with Impedance Track™ Technology BQ27741EVM BQ27741EVM Pack-Side Impedance Track Fuel (Gas) Gauge Integrated Protector Evaluation Module BQ27742EVM bq27742-G1 Single Cell Li-ion Battery Fuel (Gas) Gauge Programmable Evaluation Module BQ27750EVM-837 BQ27750 1-Cell Programmable Battery Manager Evaluation Module BQ27Z561EVM-011 BQ27Z561 1S-cell programmable battery manager Evaluation module BQ27Z746EVM-047 BQ27Z746 evaluation module Impedance Track™ technology battery gas gauge with protection solution BQ28Z610EVM-532 BQ28Z610 1-Cell to 2-Cell Programmable Battery Manager Evaluation Module BQ28Z620EVM-071 BQ28Z620 evaluation module for one- or two-series cell Li-Ion Impedance Track™ battery fuel gauge BQ3050EVM-001 bq3050EVM SBS 1.1 Compliant Advanced Gas Gauge EVM BQ34110EVM-796 bq34110 Multi-Chemistry CEDV Battery Gas Gauge for Rarely Discharged Applications Evaluation Module BQ34210IQ1EVM-826 bq34210-Q1 Evaluation Module for System Side CEDV Fuel Gauge BQ34Z100EVM Bq34z100EVM 1s to 16s Impedance Track Fuel Gauge Battery Evaluation Module | Gas Gauge Battery BQ35100EVM-795 bq35100 Lithium Primary Cell Evaluation Module Using End-of-Service Monitor Gas Gauging BQ4050EVM-561 1 Series, 2 Series, 3 Series, and 4 Series Li-Ion Battery Pack Manager Evaluation Module BQ40Z50EVM-561 BQ40Z50 evaluation board  BQ40Z60EVM-578 2 Series, 3 Series, and 4 Series Li-Ion Battery Pack Manager Evaluation Module BQ40Z80EVM-020 BQ40Z80 2s-7s Battery Gauge Evaluation Module BQMTESTER BQMTESTER Multi Channel Test and Program Board MKST-3P-ALT-EV2300 MKS Technology alternative for EV2300 communications transceiver
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Products
Battery fuel gauges
BQ20Z40 SBS Compliant Gas Gauge with Impedance Track Technology for use with BQ29330 BQ20Z40-R1 SBS 1.1 compliant Gas Gauge with Impedance Track™ Technology BQ20Z70-V150 SBS 1.1-compliant gas gauge enabled with Impedance Track™ technology BQ20Z70-V160 SBS 1.1-compliant gas gauge enabled with Impedance Track™ technology for use with the bq29330 BQ20Z80 SBS 1.1-compliant gas gauge enabled with Impedance Track™; technology for use with the bq29312 BQ20Z80-V102 SBS 1.1-compliant gas gauge enabled w/Impedance Track™ technology BQ20Z80-V110 SBS 1.1-compliant gas gauge enabled w/Impedance Track™ technology with FW v1.10 BQ20Z80A-V110 SBS 1.1 compliant gas gauge enabled with Impedance Track™; technology for use with the bq29312A BQ27505-J2 System-side Impedance Track™; fuel gauge with FW v2.15 BQ27505-J3 System-side Impedance Track™; fuel gauge with FW v2.20 BQ27505-J4 System-side Impedance Track™; fuel gauge with FW v2.24 BQ27505-J5 System-side Impedance Track™; fuel gauge with FW v2.29 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 BQ27545-G1 Single cell, pack side, Impedance Track™ fuel gauge BQ27546-G1 Single cell Impedance Track™ pack side fuel gauge with DSBGA package 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 BQ27Z561-R1 Impedance Track™ battery gas gauge solution for 1-series cell Li-ion battery packs BQ27Z561-R2 Impedance track battery gas gauge solution for 1-series cell li-ion battery packs 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 BQ28Z610-R1 Battery fuel gauge with integrated protector for 1-2 series packs BQ28Z620 Battery fuel gauge with integrated protector for 1-series to 2 series packs with 1.2-V I/O BQ3050 SBS 1.1-compliant 2-s to 4-s battery gas gauge & protection BQ3055 2-series, 3-series, and 4-series Li-ion battery pack manager BQ3060 SBS 1.1-compliant gas gauge and protector BQ30Z554-R1 2 series, 3 series, and 4 series Li-ion battery pack manager 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 1-s to 16-s Impedance Track™ fuel gauge | battery gas gauge BQ34Z100-G1 Multi-chemistry Impedance Track™ standalone fuel gauge | battery gas gauge BQ34Z100-R2 Multichemistry Impedance Track™ stand-alone fuel gauge BQ34Z110 Wide range fuel gauge with Impedance Track™; for lead acid batteries | 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 BQ78350 Companion CEDV Fuel Gauge Battery Management Controller for bq76940 Monitor Family BQ78350-R1 CEDV li-ion gas gauge and battery management controller BQ78350-R1A CEDV li-ion gas gauge and battery management controller
Hardware development
Evaluation board
ADVANCED-BQMTESTER Texas Instruments Advanced bqMTester Multi-Station Test and Program Board BQ27510EVM System-Side Single-Cell Impedance Track™ Technology Evaluation Module  | Battery Fuel Gauge BQ27520EVM System-Side Impedance Track™ Battery Fuel Gauge Evaluation Module | Gas Gauge BQ27530EVM BQ27530EVM System-Side Impedance-Track Fuel (Gas) Gauge Direct Battery Connection Evaluation Module BQ27531EVM Battery Management Unit Impedance Track Fuel (Gas) Gauge Charger Controller Evaluation Module BQ27532EVM-656 Battery Charging Solution Evaluation Module BQ27542EVM Li-ion Battery Fuel Gauge Evaluation Module BQ27545EVM BQ27545EVM Single Cell, Pack Side, Impedance Track Fuel Gauge Evaluation Module BQ27546EVM-702 bq27546 Gas Gauge with Impedance Track™ Technology BQ27741EVM BQ27741EVM Pack-Side Impedance Track Fuel (Gas) Gauge Integrated Protector Evaluation Module BQ27742EVM bq27742-G1 Single Cell Li-ion Battery Fuel (Gas) Gauge Programmable Evaluation Module BQ27750EVM-837 BQ27750 1-Cell Programmable Battery Manager Evaluation Module BQ27Z561EVM-011 BQ27Z561 1S-cell programmable battery manager Evaluation module BQ27Z746EVM-047 BQ27Z746 evaluation module Impedance Track™ technology battery gas gauge with protection solution BQ28Z610EVM-532 BQ28Z610 1-Cell to 2-Cell Programmable Battery Manager Evaluation Module BQ28Z620EVM-071 BQ28Z620 evaluation module for one- or two-series cell Li-Ion Impedance Track™ battery fuel gauge BQ3050EVM-001 bq3050EVM SBS 1.1 Compliant Advanced Gas Gauge EVM BQ34110EVM-796 bq34110 Multi-Chemistry CEDV Battery Gas Gauge for Rarely Discharged Applications Evaluation Module BQ34210IQ1EVM-826 bq34210-Q1 Evaluation Module for System Side CEDV Fuel Gauge BQ34Z100EVM Bq34z100EVM 1s to 16s Impedance Track Fuel Gauge Battery Evaluation Module | Gas Gauge Battery BQ35100EVM-795 bq35100 Lithium Primary Cell Evaluation Module Using End-of-Service Monitor Gas Gauging BQ4050EVM-561 1 Series, 2 Series, 3 Series, and 4 Series Li-Ion Battery Pack Manager Evaluation Module BQ40Z50EVM-561 BQ40Z50 evaluation board  BQ40Z60EVM-578 2 Series, 3 Series, and 4 Series Li-Ion Battery Pack Manager Evaluation Module BQ40Z80EVM-020 BQ40Z80 2s-7s Battery Gauge Evaluation Module BQMTESTER BQMTESTER Multi Channel Test and Program Board MKST-3P-ALT-EV2300 MKS Technology alternative for EV2300 communications transceiver

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Quick Tips text document for Command line programmers

Release Information

Description:

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 Technology alternative for EV2300 communications transceiver. The executables work with a single station but can be extended to multiple stations by using additional software and GUI from MKS Technology Inc. . Support for multiple stations is not included in this software.

There are multiple executables in the download, usually one per family of products. Older products such as BQ20xxx and BQ30xxx are also supported.  Examples using  the C++ programming language API and Python® programming language are provided for custom development.

Requirements:

  • Hardware: MKST-3P-ALT-EV2300
  • Supported operating systems: Windows (32 and 64 bits)
  • Software: Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 C++ Runtime redistributable

Features:

  • Collection of command line executables for Windows
  • Small executable size with few dependencies
  • Fast programming
  • Supports BQFS/DFFS and SREC file formats
  • Provides C API for custom code development
  • Callable from other programs for automation
  • Portable design simplifies deployment
  • Separately downloadable support software to enable legacy software like BQEVSW and ADVANCED-BQMTESTER to work with MKST-3P-ALT-EV2300

Getting started:

1. Download the software

2. Run the installer

3. The executables, C API and Python API files can be found in the install location

4. Run the command line executable without arguments to get usage help. Refer to Readme.txt in the install folder for more information and how to get help using the command line.

What's new

  • Added support for BQ78350 and BQ34Z100

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