Texas Instruments announced the stackable bq76PL536 battery management integrated circuit. The TI bq76PL536 increases the life of rechargeable lithium-ion battery packs and maximizes available energy. The IC features analog-to-digital converters for independent cell voltage and temperature protection, cell balancing and isolated chip-to-chip communication. The bq76PL536 and AEC-Q100 automotive-qualified bq76PL536-Q1 battery monitors are available now in a 64-pin HTQFP package. Pricing starts at $4.30 (quantities of 1,000). The battery monitor, balancer and protector is ideal for hybrid and electric vehicles, power tools and uninterruptible power source (UPS) applications.
ZMDI announced the ZSSC3017 16-bit sensor signal conditioning IC (SSC). The ZMDI ZSSC3017 features high accuracy amplification, 16-bit precision analog-to-digital conversion, and an 18-bit DSP for linearization and calibration functions. The CMOS device is ideal for altimeter/barometer systems, data merging with GPS receivers, medical gas and infusion pumps, and robotics. The ZSSC3017 is available as die for wafer bonding or in a TSSOP14 package. Packaged parts are priced at 1.13 Euro / 1.59 US$ in volumes of 10k. Samples and wafer material are available now.