LTC1694 SMBus Accelerator active pull-up circuit, which improves data integrity, is described.
System Management Bus
LTC1694 SMBus Accelerator
The System Management Bus (SMBus) is gaining popularity in portable computers as a communication link between smart batteries, the battery charger and the power management microcontroller. The convenience of this simple 2-wire bus is prompting designers to use it for communication with other peripherals such as battery selectors, backlight controllers, temperature monitors, power switches and other devices. Before long, the SMBus will become what its creators envisioned—a general ...