MAX17055

7µA 1-Cell Fuel Gauge with ModelGauge m5 EZ

Industry's Lowest IQ Fuel Gauge with ModelGauge m5 EZ Eliminates Battery Characterization


Description

The MAX17055 is a low 7μA operating current fuel gauge which implements Maxim ModelGauge™ m5 EZ algorithm. ModelGauge m5 EZ makes fuel gauge implementation easy by eliminating battery characterization requirements and simplifying host software interaction. The ModelGauge m5 EZ robust algorithm provides tolerance against battery diversity for most lithium batteries and applications.

ModelGauge m5 EZ algorithm combines the short-term accuracy and linearity of a coulomb counter with the long-term stability of a voltage-based fuel gauge, along with temperature compensation to provide industry-leading fuel gauge accuracy. The MAX17055 automatically compensates for cell aging, temperature, and discharge rate, and provides accurate state of charge (SOC in %) and remaining capacity in milliampere-hours (mAh). As the battery approaches the critical region near empty, the ModelGauge m5 algorithm invokes a special error correction mechanism that eliminates any error. It also provides three methods for reporting the age of the battery: reduction in capacity, increase in battery resistance, and cycle odometer.

The MAX17055 provides precision measurements of current, voltage, and temperature. Temperature of the battery pack is measured using an internal temperature measurement or external thermistor. A 2-wire I²C interface provides access to data and control registers.

The MAX17055 is available in a lead-free, tiny 0.4mm Pitch 1.4mm x 1.5mm, 9-pin WLP package, and a 2mm x 2.5mm, 10-pin TDFN package.

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Key Features

  • ModelGauge m5 EZ
    • No Characterization Required for EZ Performance
    • Robust Against Battery Variation
    • Eliminates Error Near Empty Voltage
    • Eliminates Coulomb Counter Drift
    • Current, Temperature, and Age Compensated
    • Does Not Require Empty, Full, or Idle States
  • Low 7µA Operating Current
  • Wide Sense Resistor Range
    • 1mΩ to 1000mΩ
    • PCB Metal Sensing + Temperature Compensation
  • Supports Li+ and Variants Including LiFePO4
  • ±1°C Internal Temperature or Thermistor
  • Dynamic Power Estimates Power Capability During Discharge
  • Time-to-Empty and Time-to-Full Estimation
    • Constant Power or Constant Current
  • Predicts Remaining Capacity Under Theoretical Load
  • Precision Measurement System
    • No Calibration Required
  • Alert Indicator for Voltage, SOC, Temperature, Current, and 1% SOC Change

Applications/Uses

  • Bluetooth Headsets
  • Digital Still, Video, and Action Cameras
  • Handheld Computers and Terminals
  • Health and Fitness Monitors
  • Home and Building Automation, Sensors
  • Medical Devices
  • Portable Game Players
  • Smartphones
  • Tablets, 2-in-1 Laptops
  • Toys
  • Wearables, Smartwatches
  • Wireless Speakers
Part Number Functions Battery Type Interface Parameters Measured Fuel Gauge Algorithm Applications VSUPPLY
(V)
VSUPPLY
(V)
Package/Pins Oper. Temp.
(°C)
Budgetary
Price
min max See Notes
MAX17055 NEW!
Fuel Gauge
Status Monitor
1 Cell Li-Ion 2-Wire
Current
State of Charge
Temperature
Time
Voltage
ModelGauge m5
Host
Pack
2.3 4.9
TDFN-EP/10
WLP/9
-40 to +85 $1.10 @1k
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Pricing Notes:
This pricing is BUDGETARY, for comparing similar parts. Prices are in U.S. dollars and subject to change. Quantity pricing may vary substantially and international prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees, and exchange rates. For volume-specific and version-specific prices and delivery, please see the price and availability page or contact an authorized distributor.


MAX17055GEVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX17055
MAX17055XEVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX17055

Technical Documents

User Guide 6365 MAX17055 Software Implementation Guide
User Guide 6358 MAX17055 User Guide

Quality and Environmental Data

Request Reliability Report for: MAX17055 
Lead-Free Package Tin (Sn) Whisker Reports

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Software
MAX17055K EV Kit Software

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Type ID PDF Title
User Guide 6365 MAX17055 Software Implementation Guide
User Guide 6358 MAX17055 User Guide