Multicell Battery Stack
The LTC®6803 is a 2nd generation, complete battery
monitoring IC that includes a 12-bit ADC, a precision
voltage reference, a high voltage input multiplexer and
a serial interface. Each LTC6803 can measure up to 12
series-connected battery cells or supercapacitors. Using a
unique level shifting serial interface, multiple LTC6803-1/
LTC6803-3 devices can be connected in series, without
opto-couplers or isolators, allowing for monitoring of every
cell in a long string of series-connected batteries. Each cell
input has an associated MOSFET switch for discharging
overcharged cells. The LTC6803-1 connects the bottom
of the stack to V– internally. It is pin compatible with the
LTC6802‑1, providing a drop-in upgrade. The LTC6803-3
separates the bottom of the stack from V–, improving
cell 1 measurement accuracy.
The LTC6803 provides a standby mode to reduce supply
current to 12μA. Furthermore, the LTC6803 can be powered
from an isolated supply, providing a technique to reduce
battery stack current draw to zero.
For applications requiring individually addressable serial
communications, see the LTC6803-2/LTC6803-4.
LTC6803 的一个方便的功能是，有两个自由的、准确度与电池输入类似的 ADC 输入。这种方便的功能允许用很少的额外电路进行辅助测量，包括温度、校准信号或负载电流测量。