Battery management IC takes security onboard

Thursday, 13 January 2005, 10:12 AM EST

The secure battery management IC calculates data obtained from a secret decryption key known only by the end-equipment system manufacturer. The data are uniquely programmed in the bq26150 circuit using secure, nonvolatile memory.

If the battery information checks out, the system can allow normal system operation with the battery pack.

At Electronics Talk.

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