congatec AG, an innovator in embedded computing, has introduced a SMART Battery Manager Module to support its popular range of COM ExpressTM embedded modules.
The SBM2C SMART Battery Manager joins the company‚s original SBM2 in meeting the demand for a flexible embedded power management module. While the original conga-SBM2 is suitable for all congatec XTX modules, the 68mm x 110mm x 12.5mm conga-SBM2C module targets the COM ExpressTM standard, by providing 12V/70W in addition to 5V/30W from a single 19V supply with suspend to RAM capability.
The module provides parallel battery operation (sequential on demand) for cell configurations between 2S1P and 4S3P. LEDs provide a direct view of charging and battery capacity status. The modules can be configured using the Starter Kit, which includes all necessary cables as well as a SMART battery.
With the support of leading innovators such as congatec AG, mobile applications designed around the numerous industry standard embedded computing form factors are becoming more prevalent. While these standards differ in their application areas, they all share a common feature ˆ the need for intelligent battery management. The SBM2C and its associated Starter Kit enables developers to create power supplies that can maximise operational time between charges, while extending the lifetime and efficiency of SMART batteries.
Gerhard Edi, congatec's CTO, said: "The battery management system for embedded applications, using modules such as XTXTM and COM ExpressTM, needs to be as flexible as the modules, because of the special requirements of mobile power supplies."
SMART batteries provide performance data, which intelligent management modules like the SBM2C can use to extend the performance of mobile devices. Through their use, catastrophic system failures caused by unexpected battery failures can be avoided, preserving valuable system data and the overall user experience.
The SMART Battery Management Module for COM Express and the conga SBM2C kit are available now.
About congatec AG
Based in Deggendorf Germany, congatec AG (www.congatec.com) is an innovative and experienced manufacturer of COM Express, XTX and ETX embedded computer boards, with more than 200-manpower years of experience in the fast growing embedded computer industry. The company‚s objective is to engineer and market industrial computer modules based on standard form factors, including an embedded BIOS, excellent driver support as well as full-featured board support packages. Customers receive complete product lifecycle support starting early during the design-in stage. All congatec products are manufactured by specialised contract manufacturers who fulfil the latest quality standards.
Note: The above text is the public part of the press release obtained from the manufacturer (with minor modifications). EETimes Europe cannot be held responsible for the claims and statements made by the manufacturer. The text is intended as a supplement to the new product presentations in EETimes Europe magazine.