Posts Tagged: Linear Technology

Wireless battery management system improves reliability, enables new features

Linear Technology, a maker of battery stack monitoring ICs for EVs and hybrids, demonstrated a concept car featuring a wireless battery management system (BMS) at the recent Electronica Show in Munich. The concept vehicle, developed by design partner LION Smart, combines Linear’s battery stack monitors with its SmartMesh wireless mesh networking products in a BMW… Read more »

Advancing BMS: Linear Technology launches its fourth-generation battery stack monitor

Engineers use battery management systems (BMS) to prevent problems that occur in Li-ion batteries when they are over-charged or over-discharged, including premature capacity loss and thermal events. A BMS ensures precise control and keeps the individual cells balanced, which is critical to extracting the most useful energy from a pack. Fortunately for EV systems designers,… Read more »

New Linear Technology power manager and charger works with several battery chemistries

Linear Technology has introduced a versatile power manager and multi-chemistry battery charger. The LTC4020 features ±0.5% charge voltage regulation and operates across a 4.5 to 55 V input voltage range, with output voltage up to 55 V. Coupled with three selectable termination algorithms, the controller can handle a variety of battery-stack voltages and chemistries. A… Read more »

Linear Technology’s new active cell balancer

Linear’s new addition to the battery pack systems family is what it calls a “high efficiency bidirectional multicell active balancer” (part number LTC3300). Have you heard the old adage – no two snowflakes are alike? Well, the same goes for cells in a battery pack. No matter how precise the manufacturing techniques, there will always… Read more »