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New Product: NB7200 Series, 2-cell Li-ion Battery Protection IC

Nisshinbo Micro Devices Inc. has launched the NB7200 Series, a 2-cell Li-ion battery protection IC.

August 31, 2022

Applications using 2-cell Li-ion batteries have been mainly such as digital cameras, portable DVDs, tablet PCs, intercoms, and these days they are increasing in such as electrically assisted bicycles, beauty and health equipment, toys, small power tools, cleaners. Smartphones have been mostly 1-cell models until recently, and 2-cell models are also now available due to the need for high-capacity and rapid charging.

The NB7200 series features the industry-leading high-accuracy overcharge, overdischarge, and discharge overcurrent detection for 2-cell battery applications, as well as improved current detection accuracy by using an external resistor. In addition, a small package DFN1616-8 (1.6 x 1.6 x 0.4 mm) is adopted. The high accuracy, low power consumption, and space-saving design will help customers improve the competitiveness of their Li-ion battery applications.


1. Industry-leading High-accuracy Overcharge Detection (OVP) (25% improvement compared to our conventional product)
Overcharge detection voltage range of each cell: 4.2 V to 4.8V, Accuracy: ±15 mV. The improved accuracy contributes to strengthening safety in the trend of charging voltage increase.

2. Industry-leading High-accuracy Overdischarge Detection (UVP) (30% improvement compared to our conventional product)
Overdischarge detection voltage range of each cell: 2.0 V to 3.2 V, Accuracy: ±35 mV. This contributes to longer battery life by enabling the remaining battery charge to be used as close to an allowable value as possible.

3. Industry-leading High-accuracy Two-step Discharge Overcurrent Detection
Voltage range: 0.003 V to 0.030 V, Accuracy: ±1 mV
Voltage range: 0.010 V to 0.040 V, Accuracy: ±2 mV,
0.040 V to 0.050 V, Accuracy: ±5%,
0.050 V to 0.090 V, Accuracy: ±2.5 mV

The low voltage and higher accuracy of the overcurrent detection allows using a sense resistor with low resistance. This reduces the impedance of a battery pack, thereby reducing the heat generation at high currents and simplifying the thermal design of a board.

4. Low Supply Current
(Normal Mode) Typ. 2.0 µA / Max. 4.0 µA
(Standby Mode) Max. 0.2 μA (Auto release type)

A longer operating time of applications is achieved thanks to low consumption current at normal mode and low standby current.

5. Industry-leading High-accuracy Short-circuit Detection Voltage (30% improvement compared to our conventional product)
Voltage range: 0.020 V to 0.100 V, Accuracy: ±4 mV
This feature contributes to strengthening safety of applications.
6. High-accuracy 0 V battery Charging Inhibition Voltage
Voltage range: 1.0 V to 1.5 V, Step: 50 mV, Accuracy: ±0.1 V

This makes it possible to meet fine requirements.

7. Adoption of Sense Resistor
The NB7200 series is our first 2-cell Li-ion battery protection IC that adopts the overcurrent detection with an external resistor. Thanks to the feature, the new product achieves higher accuracy of current detection compared to conventional FET-sensing models, even with temperature characteristics considered.

8. Package
A leadless and ultra-small package, DFN1616-8-GM (1.6 × 1.6 × 0.4 mm) is adopted.


Absolute Maximum Ratings 12 V
Sense Type Rsens
Consumption Current Typ. 2.0 µA (at normal mode)
Standby Current Auto Release type 0.20 µA (Max)
OVP Detection Voltage Range 4.2 V to 4.8 V
OVP Detection Voltage Accuracy ±15 mV
UVP Detection Voltage Range 2.0 V to 3.2 V
UVP Detection Voltage Accuracy ±35 mV


Typical Application Circuit











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About Nisshinbo Micro Devices Inc.
Nisshinbo Micro Devices Inc. is the result of the integration of former New Japan Radio Co., Ltd. and former RICOH Electronic Devices Co., Ltd. Both companies, having contributed to expanding the Nisshinbo Group's microdevices business so far, will further grow as an "Analog Solution Provider" for growing markets by strengthening our structure and achieving synergies through business integration.

Nisshinbo Micro Devices will provide analog solutions through electronic devices and microwave products based on the strength of analog technology in accordance with the Nisshinbo Group's corporate philosophy of "Change and Challenge! For the creation of the future of Earth and People". We will contribute to developing connected society, and aim to be a company with value and presence that is expected by customers around the world.
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