Growing regulatory focus toward reducing carbon emissions while increasing the share of renewables on the grid is pushing the U.S. energy storage market size will surpass USD 4 billion by 2024 according to Global Market Insights. The electrification era demands robust Battery Management Systems (BMS). The NEWTEC-NTBMS Battery Management reference design with Functional Safety features up to ASIL-C responds to the rising needs of those e-Mobility Battery Management solutions.
The NEWTEC-NTBMS Battery Management reference design targets automotive applications requiring up to ISO 26262 ASIL-C or IEC 61508 SIL-2, like starter battery (with Li-Ion battery), auxiliary battery, and 12 V and up to 48 V applications; also it can be extended to support valve controllers or DC motor control designs. The industrial applications for the NTBMS reference design go from a high degree of reliability safety Medical (emergency failover systems, portable devices), Infrastructure or Decentralized Energy (battery charging stations, overcharge protection, distribute power management, smart grids), Construction & Agriculture (portable power tools, hybrid construction vehicles) to Heating & Ventilation, Transportation (e-bikes or e-scooters), and Manufacturing.
The NTBMS reference design was developed by NewTec with a two boards approach:
- a Battery Management System (BMS) application board, based on our MC33772B battery cell controller IC.
- a functional safety System-on-Module (Safety SoM) board can be used as a generic safety computer board too; it is based on our S32K144 and KEA MCUs and our FS4503C safety power system.
The NEWTEC-NTBMS Battery Management reference design has different safety support packages available for customers, including the necessary safety documentation and software (available at our NDA SafeAssure group) for certification purposes.