Selection criteria for Nickel-cadmium, Nickel-metal hydride, Lithium high-end and Lithium polymer batteries is presented for the designer beginning a new product with battery power. Consideration is given to charging Voltage regulators and semiconductor parameters which can contribute to a variety of cost and performance features. This is not an in-depth design tool, but rather a first glimpse of possibilities for new product teams which do not yet have battery application experience. The feature was sponsored by National Semiconductor Corp., which provides integrated circuits for power and charging applications.
Electronic Design,June 7, pp. 32A-38A