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Product category: Power Supply ICs and Controllers
News Release from: Analog Devices | Subject: ADuC703x family
Edited by the Electronicstalk Editorial Team on 17 October 2006

Battery monitor manages automotive power

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Analog Devices is claiming a breakthrough in automotive battery monitoring with the introduction of the ADuC703x family of highly integrated, precision battery monitor.

Analog Devices is claiming a breakthrough in automotive battery monitoring with the introduction of the ADuC703x family of highly integrated, precision battery monitor With the increasing volume of electronic content in today's cars, coupled with the fact that 60% of all automotive electronics failures can be attributed to faulty or discharged batteries (according to the Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club), there is a growing need to continuously monitor battery capacity and intelligently manage power distribution in the automobile's electrical system

Based on the company's precision analogue microcontroller technology, the ADuC703x family precisely measures battery voltage, current and temperature, and uses these variables to determine the battery's state-of-charge (SOC) and state-of-health (SOH).

These metrics are subsequently used to control battery charging and discharging profiles in order to ensure improved battery dependability and pro