The PowerInfo 2 board is a simple, easy to use hardware interface that supports configuration, verification and test of Microchip PS70X and PS5XX ICs. It operates under the control of Microchip’s development/test software interfaced to a Windows PC.
The PowerInfo 2 board facilitates serial or USB communication between the PC and the SMBus battery interface. If connected to the PC’s serial (RS-232) port, the PowerInfo 2 board must be powered through an external 12V DC power supply. If connected through a USB port, no additional power is required.
Hardware platform for configuration, verification and test of Microchip PS70X and PS5XX ICs
Operates under control of Windows® based PowerMate™ (PS70X) software and PowerTool™ 500 (PS5XX) software through an RS-232 port or USB interface to the PC
Directly connects to assembled PS70X or PS5XX battery pack
SMBus communication managed by onboard processor
Supports loading and verification of battery configuration parameters and 3D cell models in memory
Pluggable battery connector for convenience and flexibility
Terminals for attachment to an external load or charger
Powered through USB port or by 12V DC external supply (included) when connected to RS-232 port