Choosing the battery management IC and looking at extra features

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In this video, Chris reviews the impacts of battery chemistry and power charging, and also ultimately picks out a part. As an added bonus, there is a feature on the chosen part that may reduce overall part count on the final product! Li-Ion Battery Discharge Curve We have chosen a part! The BQ25895 BQ25895 Datasheet…

Kudos for reading all those datasheets… The vendor-specific terminology for those features (like “Power Path”, “NVDC”, and so on) seems pretty tough to deal with. You need something like parts.io with a “vendor terminology translator” to map between whatever TI calls something and whatever Analog or whoever else calls it.

Parts.io is a bit defunct now, unfortunately. But yes, it would be great if there was ever a 3rd party company that would try and map apples to apples features between vendors. They all want their proprietary names attached to things! (trademarks, etc)

I didn’t realise parts.io was defunct. I’ve been watching the old CE videos, and you use it all the time!

Well, it’s still there, but it requires an account now (used to have free versions), so I figure it is effectively defunct for CE users.