Maxim’s MAX1720x and MAX1721x Ultra-Low-Power Fuel Gauges, Now Available from Mouser

Print_Maxim MAX1720x MAX1721x ModelGauge 5Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now offering the MAX1720x and MAX1721x ModelGauge™ m5 battery fuel gauges from Maxim Integrated. These ultra-low power, stand-alone fuel gauge ICs feature low quiescent currents and programmable alert functions for voltage, temperature, current, and state of charge (SOC).

The ICs implement the Maxim ModelGauge m5 algorithm without requiring host interaction for configuration, which makes the ICs ideally suited for pack-side battery fuel gauges in smartphones, tablets, portable medical devices, e-readers, and other handheld devices. As handheld devices become thinner, batteries are becoming smaller and capacity is increasing. These highly accurate battery fuel gauge ICs track battery usage in order to make efficient use of all available cell energy, extending battery life.

Maxim MAX1720x and MAX1721x ModelGauge m5 battery fuel gauges, available from Mouser Electronics, determine the amount of charge remaining in a battery and how much longer the battery can continue to provide useful power under the current load. The ModelGauge m5 algorithm combines the short-term accuracy and linearity, long-term stability, and temperature compensation to provide industry-leading fuel gauge accuracy. The ICs automatically compensate for cell aging, temperature, and discharge rate, and provides accurate state of charge (SOC) in milliampere-hours (mAh) or percentage over a wide range of operating conditions. As the battery approaches the critical region near empty, the ModelGauge m5 algorithm invokes a special error-correction mechanism that eliminates any error.

The MAX17201 and MAX17211 ICs are designed to monitor a single-cell pack while consuming just 18µA in active mode. The MAX17205 and MAX17215 ICs can monitor individual cells of a two-cell (2S) or three-cell (3S) pack or the entire stack voltage of any number of multiple-series cells, with an active-mode consumption of only 25µA. The ICs are available in a lead-free 3mm × 3mm, 14-pin TDFN package, and are supported by fully assembled and tested evaluation kits.