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Battery Management Studio ( bqStudio ) Release notes. 1

Software and security requirements: 1

Hardware requirements: 1

Comparison of EV2300, MKST-3P-ALT-EV2300 and EV2400. 1

 

Battery Management Studio ( bqStudio ) Release notes

        Changes in each version are documented in ReleaseNotes.txt in the bqStudio installation folder. The bqStudio install location is typically C:\TI\BatteryManagementStudio

        Download the latest chemistry database for bqStudio from https://www.ti.com/tool/GASGAUGECHEM-SW

 

Software and security requirements:

        64 bit Windows ( Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10  or newer)

        Permissions to use USB HID interface

        Requires administrator privileges when some Windows components are not already installed. Windows components are automatically installed by bqStudio installer

Hardware requirements:

        PC with USB port

        EV2400 ( For evaluation only) or MKST-3P-ALT-EV2300 ( 3rd party interface ) **

        USB and SMB Cables

 

** MKST-3P-ALT-EV2300 is an alternative to EV2300, for 64 bit Windows. The EV2300 will also work with bqStudio if Windows can recognize the EV2300. Most 64-bit Windows PCs are unable to recognize the EV2300.
Note: bqStudio supports MKST-3P-ALT-EV2300 when using I2C and SMBus (HDQ support is work in progress as of 4/6/2022).

 

Comparison of EV2300, MKST-3P-ALT-EV2300 and EV2400

*Information as of 4/14/2022 subject to changes in future

 

EV2300

MKST-3P-ALT-EV2300

EV2400

Evaluation use

Yes

Yes

Yes

Production use

Yes

Yes

No

Third party

No (Obsolete)

Yes

No

Supported by bqStudio

Yes

Yes

Yes

Supports SMBus

Yes

Yes

Yes

Supports I2C

Yes

Yes

Yes

Supports HDQ

Yes

Yes (bqStudio updates are in progress to enable HDQ)

Yes

Single connection port

No

Yes

No

Pullups on SMBus

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pullups on I2C

No

Yes

Yes

Pullups on HDQ

Depends on date of manufacture

Yes

Yes

Works with ADVANCED-BQMTESTER

Depends on date of manufacture

Yes, but requires a software update from MKST and additional hardware *3

No

*3 See BQMTESTER MKST-3P-ALT-EV2300 guide.pdf