Smart Battery Data


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Smart Battery Data

(hardware, protocol)
(SBD) A method to monitor a rechargeable battery pack, initiated by Duracell and Intel. An special IC in the battery pack monitors the battery and reports information to the SMBus. This information might include: type, model number, manufacturer, characteristics, discharge rate, predicted remaining capacity, almost-discharged alarm so that the PC can shut down gracefully; temperature and voltage to provide safe fast-charging.

Smart Battery System Implementers Forum.
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Designed for battery pack integration, the bq2945 supports the complete Smart Battery Data set, which includes the reporting of critical battery parameters such as remaining battery capacity, battery voltage, and pack temperature.
It uses the SMBus protocol that supports many of the Smart Battery Data (SBData) commands and also supports SBData charge control.
14, 1996--Benchmarq (NASDAQ/NMS:BMRQ) announced two new additions to its growing portfolio of products that follow the System Management Bus and Smart Battery Data specification:
The intelligence consists of a microcontroller, ROM, and RAM -- which store information about the battery and monitor the changing state as defined in the Intel/DURACELL Smart Battery Data (SBD) specification.