The widely used Smart Battery standard, which has been released by the SBS Forum, defines several classes of devices typically available in a battery powered system:
- Data (battery)
Each of these devices is standardized as an SMBus slave.
There are IRD files available, which make debugging of a Smart Battery setup a lot easier.
Here you can see that an SMBus master has transferred an 0x16 to an SBS battery.
The traced data of Smart Battery devices are automatically converted into human readable information.
Without the SBS standard on the developer’s desktop this value is very difficult to interpret.
You can easily evaluate the Smart Battery feature for free without limitation. Download the I2C Studio installation package and use the Pseudo I2C Interface ‘Dummy’.