NTT DoCoMo exhibited its intelligent Li-ION battery for mobile phones created in collaboration with Mitsumi Electric during the Wireless Japan 2008 conference held earlier this July. The technology basically aims at detecting glitches within the Li-ION battery and relay it to the user ASAP. Using an 8-bit microcomputer embedded onto the pack, the app can monitor battery conditions as current, voltage, temperature, state of deterioration, remaining battery level.
If an abnormal glitch is detected, the app would project the necessary information on the cellphone screen. Since the battery’s status is stored on the battery itself, a user can still view prior recorded data even if they change their phones or replace the battery. With leading Japanese mobile operator keen on using the new intelligent batteries as soon as possible, next year’s phone models should certainly come fitted with the new technology.
Source: Into Mobile