The latest 4th-generation lithium-ion battery monitor IC product, LTC6811, can manage and monitor up to 12 channels of voltage and temperature (future generations will provide more flexible channel numbers), with a high precision of over 1.2 mV. Multiple LTC6811s can be supported via daisy chaining. This IC provides the industry’s fastest conversion rate and best data protection. It is able to measure 12 channels of data within 290 μs. In addition, the IC provides passive battery unit balance control functions.