Functional Overview

The SB200 is developed to ease development of Smart Battery applications: It offers a communication gateway between the SB20x reference designs which uses half duplex UART or SMBus to USB. It can charge the batteries connected or inserted in the board, and act as a load to investigate behavior during discharging of the battery.

The SB200 comes with a PC-software that controls the various features of the kit. An introduction to this software is found in Getting Started with SB200. Both the executable and the source code for the PC software are available from the Atmel web-site, and can be installed into Atmel Studio.

An overview of the hardware is seen in Figure 1.

Figure 1. Placement of Hardware Modules on SB200 (Areas Within Silkscreen Rectangles)