Stand-Alone Fuel-Gauge IC with LED Display Drivers

The Industry's Smallest Stand-Alone Fuel Gauge That Integrates LED Display Drivers and a Pushbutton Input for Multiple Li+ Batteries


The DS2788 measures voltage, temperature, and current, and estimates available capacity for rechargeable lithium-ion (Li+) and Li+ polymer batteries. Cell characteristics and application parameters used in the calculations are stored in on-chip EEPROM. The available capacity registers report a conservative estimate of the amount of charge that can be removed given the current temperature, discharge rate, stored charge, and application parameters. Capacity estimation is reported in mAh remaining and percentage of full.

LED display drivers and a debounced input make display of the capacity information easy. The LED pins can directly sink current, requiring only a resistor for setting the current in the LED display, thus reducing space and cost.
DS2788: Typical Operating Circuit DS2788: Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Five 30mA Open-Drain Drivers for Driving LED Fuel-Gauge Display
  • Debounced Fuel-Gauge Display Enable
  • Internal Voltage Measurement Gain Register for Trimming External Voltage-Divider
  • Pin for Driving FETs to Enable Voltage-Divider Only During Voltage Measurement, Conserving Power
  • Precision Voltage, Temperature, and Current Measurement System
  • Accurate, Temperature-Stable, Internal Time Base
  • Absolute and Relative Capacity Estimated from Coulomb Count, Discharge Rate, Temperature, and Battery Cell Characteristics
  • Accurate Warning of Low Battery Conditions
  • Automatic Backup of Coulomb Count and Age Estimation to Nonvolatile (NV) EEPROM
  • Gain and Tempco Calibration Allows the Use of Low-Cost Sense Resistors
  • 24-Byte Battery/Application Parameter EEPROM
  • 16-Byte User EEPROM
  • Unique ID and Multidrop 1-Wire® Interface
  • 14-Pin TSSOP Package


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  • Uninterruptible Power Supply
Part Number Functions Battery Type Interface User Data Storage
Parameters Measured Fuel Gauge Algorithm VSUPPLY
Oper. Temp.
min max See Notes
DS2788  Fuel Gauge 1-10 Cell Li-Ion 1-Wire 16 EEPROM
FuelPack 2.5 5.5 -40 to +85 $3.78 @1k
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