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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Note to Editors: The Phoenix logo is a registered trademark and PhoenixBIOS, NoteBIOS, Phoenix PowerPanel, Phoenix SmartBattery Manager, PhoenixPICO, PhoenixVIEW, MultiKey, PhoenixCARD Manager, System Essentials, PhoenixMISER, PhoenixMUSE, and Phoenix Telephony Suite are trademarks of Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
The company's system-level software products, such as PhoenixBIOS(tm), NoteBIOS(tm), Phoenix PowerPanel(tm), Phoenix SmartBattery Manager(tm), PhoenixPICO(tm), PhoenixVIEW(tm), MultiKey(tm) and PhoenixCard Manager(tm), allow PC manufacturers to increase product differentiation, reduce product cycle time to market and reduce internal engineering costs.
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The company's system-level software products, such as PhoenixBIOS, NoteBIOS, Phoenix PowerPanel, Phoenix SmartBattery Manager, PhoenixPICO, PhoenixVIEW, MultiKey and PhoenixCard Manager, allow PC manufacturers to increase product differentiation, reduce product cycle time to market and reduce internal engineering costs.