The introduction of Li-ion batteries in 1991 created a tremendous change
in the handheld devices landscape. Since then, the energy stored and put
to use in palm-sized electronic devices has quadrupled. Devices are
continuously getting more power hungry, outpacing battery development.
Written by leading engineers in the field, This cutting-edge resource
helps you overcome this challenge, offering you an insightful overview and
in-depth guide to the many varied areas of battery power management for
portable devices. You find the latest details on optimizing charging
circuits, developing battery gauges that provide the longest possible
run-time while ensuring data protection, and utilizing safety circuits
that provide multiple independent levels of protection for highly
energetic batteries. This unique book features detailed design examples of
whole systems, providing you with the real-world perspective needed to put
this knowledge into practice. You get the state-of-the-art know-how you
need to perfect your device designs, helping you make them strong
competitors in the fast-growing portable device marketplace.