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Battery Management Deep Dive On-demand Technical Training

TI's battery experts have decades of experience. Our battery scientists bring cutting-edge solutions for new battery chemistries & technologies, from charging, gauging, monitoring, protection and more. This technical training was especially developed for design engineers working with power supply for battery-powered systems. Additional resources and design tools are provided for each training to complete your training experience.

1. Battery management fundamentals

Browse through basic concepts of battery management. Learn more about our battery management solutions.

# Title Duration
1.1 Introduction to Battery Management
This module provides an overview of battery technology. Common types of rechargeable batteries used in myriad applications are examined.
23:04
1.2 Special design considerations for large battery packs
Learn about high cell count systems, redundant protection mechanisms, and cell balancing.
23:02
1.3 Impedance track benefits
Learn about Texas Instruments’ patented Impedance TrackTM technology and the advantages it offers. In addition it will outline the overall benefits of...
27:12
1.4 Does cell balancing really help to extend battery life?
This on-demand training will review cell imbalance factors and different balancing methods and their benefits and disadvantages.
19:35
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2. Battery management tools: crash course

Not sure where to get started? Start with the right tools. These videos will guide you through available tools and their configuration. 

# Title Duration
2.1 Introduction to Battery Management Studio (bqStudio)
bqStudio is the standard tool to interface with all battery management gauges highlighting the setup, software, configuring and generating logs and golden...
30:22
2.2 Impedance Track Configuration Considerations for Different Applications
Discussion of advanced Impedance Track gauging algorithm topics, including important configuration options which are recommended for customization depending...
56:12
2.3 Gauge Programming Fundamentals
This training covers several topics involving programming gauges - including explaining different file types such as srec, bqfs, dfs, gmfs, and otfs, and...
48:02
2.4 Chemistry ID Matching via Online GPC Tool
Learn how to use the online GPC Tool to obtain a properly matched chemistry ID (ChemID) for a cell
03:51
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3. Battery chargers: fundamentals

Learn about basic concepts of designing with battery chargers. Make sure to check our portfolio of battery chargers

# Title Duration
3.1 Introduction to Li-Ion battery charging
This module examines ways to implement Li-Ion battery charging circuits, including switch-mode chargers. We also look at power path management solutio...
16:20
3.2 Battery charger system overview
Learn about a typical battery charger system and different topologies to implement it
02:59
3.3 Direct battery charger introduction
Learn what to expect with direct battery chargers, and how they work
04:31
3.4 Dual battery charger introduction
Learn what to expect from dual battery charging solutions, and when to use them
03:15
3.5 Battery charger design for single cell battery
Single Cell Charger Systems Input Considerations & Limitations Topology Options Pros & Cons of Power Path Architecture and more
40:50
3.6 Fast-Charging Trends and Challenges for Single-cell Batteries
This presentation will explain the system level considerations and new charger IC architectures used to allow charging of large Li‐Ion cells in less than...
19:30
3.7 Advanced charging features
This presentation discusses the proper use and programming of new functions for high performance battery chargers such as "Input Current Optimization,"...
37:22
3.8 Three-level buck switch-mode charger introduction
Learn what the three-level buck converter is, how it works, and where to use it
03:34
3.9 Buck switch-mode battery charger introduction
Learn what to expect with buck switch-mode battery charger, and typical applications
03:25
3.10 Boost switch-mode battery charger introduction
Learn what to expect with boost switch-mode battery charger, and typical applications
02:13
3.11 Buck-boost switch-mode battery charger introduction
Learn what to expect with buck-boost switch-mode battery charger, and typical applications
02:50
3.12 What can simple charging do?
How to set charging current, input current limit, battery regulation voltage, and battery temperature thresholds and save engineering resources? Learn...
02:10
3.13 Understanding OVP and transient protection for single-cell battery chargers
This presentation will review the issues associated with input voltage overload protection commonly found in portable products, and offer guidelines for...
31:07
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4. Battery chargers: pick your application

Select the right charger specific for your application. Check our battery management solutions for various applications. 

# Title Duration
4.1 How to select the right charger for IP camera
Chargers for smart home applications - IP Camera
06:06
4.2 How to select the right charger for smart speaker
Introduces the battery charger design considerations for smart speaker
02:43
4.3 Charging considerations for different battery chemistries for portable medical applications
Learn about charging considerations for NiMH, Li-Ion and Lead-Acid batteries for portable medical applications
11:55
4.4 What to consider in battery management design for smart home?
Chargers for smart home applications - Overall battery management design considerations
02:18
4.5 Charging considerations for small battery applications in wearable and IoT
In this on-demand training learn how to achieve system’s requirements for small solution size, longer run-time in wearable and IoT
21:31
4.6 Nuances in ultra-low power designs for wearable products
Learn how ultra-low power designs require a system-level approach with consideration of quiescent and shutdown current to achieve optimal power manage...
21:41
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5. Battery chargers: "How to..." problem solvers

Get answers here for some of your "How to..." questions. 
# Title Duration
5.1 Battery Charger Common Issues: Long taper time
This training discusses the most common issues and solutions for battery chargers that taking longer than expected/desired to charge a battery.
21:14
5.2 Battery Charger Common Issues: Why my Battery is Not Charging
Why isn't my battery charging? Learn about most common causes for battery not charging
06:50
5.3 To Comply with USB Power Delivery 3.0 Specification: Advanced applications of Buck-Boost Charger
This video introduces several advanced applications of buck-boost chargers on USB type-C power delivery products.
29:30
5.4 How to implement maximum power point tracking for solar charging
Overview of the power characteristic of solar panels, common MPPT algorithms, and a simple low power reference design to maximize battery charging cur...
31:08
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6. Battery gauges: get started

Learn about basic concepts of designing with battery gauges. Make sure to check our portfolio of battery gauges.  

# Title Duration
6.1 What is a gauge and why do you need it?
This is a high level overview of gauges and the importance of them in your design. What is a gauge and why do you need it? 
05:02
6.2 Single Cell Gauging 101: Battery Chemistry Fundamentals
Learn the fundamentals of battery chemistries and how and why different factors can affect battery capacity and health.
17:04
6.3 Impedance Track Configuration Considerations for Different Applications
Discussion of advanced Impedance Track gauging algorithm topics, including important configuration options which are recommended for customization depending...
56:12
6.4 Why to prefer using gauge in primary cell and rarely discharged applications over a maintenance cycle?
This technical training reviews several unique algorithms available in TI battery gauge products focused on primary cell batteries and rarely discharged...
39:09
6.5 Gauging Considerations for Industrial Battery Packs
This presentation reviews features in TI high cell count battery gauges that can provide advantages for industrial battery packs
26:34
6.6 The End-of-Service Determination Algorithm
Details of the End-of-Service determination module in the bq34110 for rarely discharged battery applications
17:15
6.7 WHr charge termination algorithm and accumulated charge measurement module for rarely discharged applications
WHr charge termination and accumulated charge measurement in the bq34110 for rarely discharged battery applications
05:50
6.8 Gauge Programming Fundamentals
This training covers several topics involving programming gauges - including explaining different file types such as srec, bqfs, dfs, gmfs, and otfs, and...
48:02
6.9 Chemistry ID Matching via Online GPC Tool
Learn how to use the online GPC Tool to obtain a properly matched chemistry ID (ChemID) for a cell
03:51
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7. Battery gauges: get help for your device

Get design tips for some of our most popular gauges. 
# Title Duration
7.1 Troubleshooting common Multi-cell Gauge Issues
This training covers the most common types of issues faced while setting up and using multi‐cell fuel gauges, using bq40z50‐R1 as a specific example. The...
31:35
7.2 Advanced Topics on the BQ40z80 2S to 7S Battery Pack Gauge Plus Protector - Introduction
Introduction to advanced topics on the BQ40z80 2S to 7S battery pack gauge plus protector
06:36
7.3 Advanced Topics on the BQ40z80 - Multi-Function Pin Configuration
Advanced Topics on the BQ40z80 - Multi-Function Pin Configuration
05:57
7.4 Advanced Topics on the BQ40z80 - Loads and Balancing
Advanced Topics on the BQ40z80 - Loads and Balancing
03:52
7.5 Advanced Topics on the BQ40z80 - LED Configuration
Advanced Topics on the BQ40z80 - LED Configuration
01:22
7.6 Advanced Topics on the BQ40z80 - Current Scaling
Advanced Topics on the BQ40z80 - Current Scaling
01:53
7.7 Advanced Topics on the BQ40z80 - 5, 6, and 7 Cell Systems
How to use the bq40z80 for 5, 6, or 7 cell battery packs
06:55
7.8 Overview of the bq34110 for Rarely Discharged Battery Applications - Introduction
Introduction to the bq34110 battery gas gauge, optimized for single and multi-cell batteries used in rarely discharged applications.
02:37
7.9 The bq34110 and bq34210-Q1 Battery Gas Gauges for Rarely Discharged Applications
Details on the bq34110 and bq34210-Q1 battery gas gauges, with simplified schematic implementations.
14:04
7.10 System solutions for protection, monitoring, and gauging for high cell count applications
System solutions for battery pack protection, monitoring, and gauging for high cell count applications.
16:14
7.11 Perform voltage calibration with the BQ34Z100-G1
Learn how to calibrate voltage with the BQ34Z100-G1 using the EV2400 and Battery Management Studio (bqStudio).
04:25
7.12 Perform current calibration with the BQ34Z100-G1
Learn how to calibrate current with the BQ34Z100-G1 using the EV2400 and Battery Management Studio (bqStudio).
04:27
7.13 BQ40Z50 Setup and Going to Production
This video describes the steps needed to configure the BQ40Z50 device and for going to production.
37:12
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8. Battery monitors

We offer a portfolio of stackable and non-stackable monitors for automotive and non-automotive applications. Watch videos to learn more or check out our website

# Title Duration
8.1 Battery Monitoring Basics
Learn about basic concepts of Battery Monitoring and Fuel Gauging.
57:32
8.2 What's With All the Safety Goals for HEVs, EVs, PHEVs?
Understand why multiple safety requirements exist for HEVs, EVs, PHEVs, how they are determined, and how to comply with them.
25:04
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9. Battery protection

Learn more about battery protection ICs

# Title Duration
9.1 Protections for high cell count applications
Protections for high cell count applications
07:09
9.2 Battery Safety and Protection Overview
How to increase the safety of your system, extend battery runtime, state of health with best-in-class protection, monitoring solutions from TI
05:07
9.3 System solutions for protection, monitoring, and gauging for high cell count applications
System solutions for battery pack protection, monitoring, and gauging for high cell count applications.
16:14
9.4 Standalone, Stackable Protection with the BQ77905/904
This presentation looksat some of the related circuitry and system implementations possible with a family of new 3 to 5 cell standalone, stackable pro...
15:01
9.5 Battery Protector, AFE and Monitor Solutions for Industrial Battery Packs
Follow this tutorial to understand protection specifications for most common architectures of industrial battery packs
17:54
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