From: Sam Nichols
Subject: Re: Battery charger IC help (was "Help, design behind variable current...")
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 16:54:27 -0700
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In article ,
"Dave VanHorn" wrote:
> "Sam Nichols" wrote in message
> > In article ,
> > "Dave VanHorn" wrote:
> > > The Atmel Tiny-26 makes a very credible battery charger.
> > > You have to write the firmware, but of course you aren't tied into any
> > > particular decisions.
> > >
> > > Atmel has an app note for their tiny-15, and a demo kit. The 26 has more
> > > and code space.
> > >
> > >
> > Ah, but thats no fun, everything is already put togeather and its not
> > quite as powerful or versetile as I would like. Its weird that a
> > company would make that though.
> The demo kit is already put together, and has some basic SW, but you can go
> WAY beyond that. I'm putting a T-26 based charger into a commercial product
> right now. It's even less $ than the max chip solution, and I can adjust my
> timing algorithms in the field by reprogramming the chip.
Could you provide a link to information on the T-26, I can't find
anything on the atmel site. I have kind of given up on Maxum, I went to
see about ordering the chips I wanted and just for the current control,
all 3 chips either had a lead time of 9 weeks or they had no production