Programmable Battery Charger IP Cores For SoC Applications

May 29, 2017, anysilicon

Since its inception in 2008, Chipus has been developing a series of analog power management IP cores, including linear regulators, power-on resets, ultra low power references (voltage and current), and power management units, using various architectures, and employed by customers worldwide in various application areas.


Chipus is now building out its power management offerings by expanding its line of battery charger IP cores, designed for modern mobile and IoT applications, where battery powered solutions are ubiquitous.


In 2013, Chipus has launched its first linear Li-Ion battery charger IP (CM1711ff) for SilTerra 0.18um CMOS technology. Last year, the second generation (CM1712ff) designed for SilTerra 0.18um BCD technology was announced and a third generation (CM1713ff) is already under development, with release planned for the second half of 2017.


Chipus familiy of battery charger IPs consist of a completely integrated, precision Li-ion battery charger IP block (4.2V±1%) suitable for portable applications. They are capable of charging from AC adapters or USB source and can include an internal NTC, among several other important and useful features for SoC integration.


Chipus has built a wealth of best practices for Li-ion battery management, which differentiates their battery chargers and enables advanced capabilities. This includes integrated protection against overheating of the die and of the battery, over/under voltage, and reverse current protection.


As an example, with autonomously adaptive charging modes and easily reconfigurable maximum charge current, Chipus battery charger IPs provide suitable current profiles for different Li-ion batteries guaranteeing their full performance and life span.


Main features

  • Programmable charge current: 10mA to 1.5A
  • Easy integration in SoC
  • Integrated power FET
  • Trickle, fast, and constant voltage charging modes
  • Integrated protections (voltage, temperature, reverse current)
  • Charging status flags
  • Easy porting to other technologies


For more information about this IP, please refer to the application note “Integrating Chipus Battery Charger IPs into your SoC” that has just been added to Chipus website (http://www.chipus-ip.com/family/highlights/) or write to ip@chipus-ip.com.


About Chipus

Chipus Microelectronics (www.chipus-ip.com) is a semiconductor company focused in the development of low-power, low-voltage, analog and mixed-signal intellectual property (IP) blocks for integrated circuits (ICs) and systems on chip (SoCs).


Relying on a strong experience in power management and data converters, the company has more than 150 IP blocks in process nodes from 40nm to 0.35um of various foundries. Since its foundation in 2008, Chipus has licensed such IPs and provided associated IC design services with firm commitment and flexible client support to customers worldwide (South and North America, Europe, and Asia).


Headquartered in Florianópolis, Brazil, Chipus has a US subsidiary in Silicon Valley and sales teams in both USA and Europe. For further information, do not hesitate to contact us at ip@chipus-ip.com.


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