LTC6813-1 - Multicell Battery Monitor

Features

  • Measures Up to 18 Battery Cells in Series
  • 2.2mV Maximum Total Measurement Error
  • Stackable Architecture Supports 100s of Cells
  • Built-In isoSPI™ Interface
    • 1Mb Isolated Serial Communications
    • Uses a Single Twisted Pair, Up to 100 Meters
    • Low EMI Susceptibility and Emissions
    • Bidirectional for Broken Wire Protection
  • 290μs to Measure All Cells in a System
  • Synchronized Voltage and Current Measurement
  • 16-Bit Delta-Sigma ADC with Programmable 3rd Order Noise Filter
  • Engineered for ISO 26262-Compliant Systems
  • Passive Cell Balancing Up to 200mA (Max) with Programmable Pulse‑Width Modulation
  • 9 General Purpose Digital I/O or Analog Inputs
    • Temperature or Other Sensor Inputs
    • Configurable as an I2C or SPI Master
  • 6μA Sleep Mode Supply Current
  • 64-Lead eLQFP Package

Typical Application

LTC6813 Typical Application
LTC6813 Typical Application

Description

The LTC®6813-1 is a multicell battery stack monitor that measures up to 18 series connected battery cells with a total measurement error of less than 2.2mV. The cell measurement range of 0V to 5V makes the LTC6813-1 suitable for most battery chemistries. All 18 cells can be measured in 290μs, and lower data acquisition rates can be selected for high noise reduction.

Multiple LTC6813-1 devices can be connected in series, permitting simultaneous cell monitoring of long, high voltage battery strings. Each LTC6813-1 has an isoSPI interface for high speed, RF immune, long distance communications. Multiple devices are connected in a daisy chain with one host processor connection for all devices. This daisy chain can be operated bidirectionally, ensuring communication integrity, even in the event of a fault along the communication path.

The LTC6813-1 can be powered directly from the battery stack or from an isolated supply. The LTC6813-1 includes passive balancing for each cell, with individual PWM duty cycle control for each cell. Other features include an onboard 5V regulator, nine general purpose I/O lines and a sleep mode, where current consumption is reduced to 6μA.

Packaging

For complete and up to date package information and drawings, please refer to our packaging page

LTC6813 Package Drawing

Order Info

  • Part numbers ending in PBF are lead free. Solder plated terminal finish (SnPb) versions are non-standard and special terms and conditions and pricing applies if available. Please contact LTC marketing for information.
  • Part numbers containing TR or TRM are shipped in tape and reel or 500 unit mini tape and reel, respectively
  • Please refer to our general ordering information or the product datasheet for more details

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Applications

  • Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • Backup Battery Systems
  • Grid Energy Storage
  • High Power Portable Equipment

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