Future Electronics announces immediate availability of the AS8506 Series of battery cell monitor and balancer IC from AMS.
April 3, 2014 (Newswire) - Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces availability of the AS8506 Series of battery cell monitor and balancer IC from AMS.
The AS8506 battery cell monitor and balancer IC eliminates the need for complex software. The AS8506 is a battery management IC dedicated to support cell voltage measurement, monitoring, cell balancing and temperature measurement functions in Li-Ion battery stacks for electric/hybrid electric vehicles or in other industrial/consumer/PV battery applications. It performs distributed cell monitoring and balancing operations for stacked cell modules, including Safe Operating Area (SOA) checks and passive or active cell balancing.
An advanced analog circuit in the AS8506 compares up to seven cell voltages against an internal or external reference with an accuracy of 1mV, to support cell balancing and cell monitoring functions. Cell voltage measurements can also be digitized with an accuracy of 5mV and reported to a host controller.
Features and benefits include: simultaneous cell voltage capture for balancing and SOA monitoring; autonomous balancing and SOA monitoring; active charge balancing option with very few external components; absolute cell voltage readout; readout of 2 temperature sensors; 6V to 32V stack voltage range; support up to 7 cells single chip or unlimited in synchronized chain mode; autonomous passive balancing in the 100mA range; available in a 40-pin MLF (6 x 6) package.
To purchase product(s), or for more information about AMS, battery chargers, the AS8506 Series, battery cell monitors and balancer ICs, power regulation, conversion and management, as well as access to the world's largest available-to-sell inventory, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.
About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Founded in 1968, the company has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future's mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.
Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
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