As rechargeable batteries become further integrated into our lives, it is important to ensure that they charge, store and discharge energy as efficiently and safely as possible for their full operational lifetime. For this purpose, a stand-alone Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC) or an Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) incorporating power management functionalities is normally used. The former may be used in Internet of Things sensing devices, whilst the latter is more appropriate to volume-constrained active medical implanted devices. This tech note looks at the requirements from a Stereax Solid State Batteries (SSB) and the traits that are required from an ideal battery power management system, whether in a stand-alone PMIC or within an ASIC.
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