Pointe Claire, Canada, February 01, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, offers availability of AMS' AS8506 Series, offering robust architecture for lithium cell monitoring and balancing.
The AS8506 Series from AMS offers simpler, more robust architecture for lithium cell monitoring and balancing. The AS8506 cell monitor and cell balancer IC enables autonomous cell balancing, simultaneous cell voltage comparison and readout of cells all in a robust, simple and small solution.
The AS8506 features simultaneous cell voltage comparison with upper and lower threshold, passive or optionally active cell balancing by simultaneous comparison of actual cell voltages with a target cell voltage. Cells that are above target will cyclically get discharged by one external resistor or optionally cells below target will cyclically receive charge packages from an isolated DC/DC converter through integrated switches in an autonomous way. The device can flexibly be used for battery stacks of 3 up to 7 cells and can be chained for virtually any number of cell stacks. Together with autonomous monitoring and balancing, this significantly reduces data communication compared to existing solutions and improves EMC robustness.
The AS8506 from AMS features simultaneous cell voltage capture for balancing and cell monitoring; autonomous balancing and cell monitoring, which strongly reduces data communication and data processing and thereby improves EMC robustness; very low BOM for passive balancing with just one external discharge resistor; and absolute cell voltage readout for OCV capture and cell impedance calculation.
Applications for AMS' AS8506 include all li-based cell packs as well as electrical double-layer capacitors ⇒ supercapacitors (EDLCs) for mobility (like in 12V, 48V, high voltage BMS applications ⇒ BEV, HEV, motorcycles, e-scooters, e-bicycles, e-karts), consumer electronics like powertools (e.g. drill machines), and off/on-grid energy storage (for photo voltaic/wind energy).
To purchase product(s) or for more information about AMS, the AS8506 Series, AS8506-BQFM, AS8506C-BQFM, Battery Chargers, Linear Configurations, and super capacitors, 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
514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)