Smart Battery Data definition hardware, protocol
(SBD) A method to monitor a rechargeable battery pack, initiated by Duracell and Intel
. An special IC
in the battery pack monitors the battery and reports information to the SMBus
. This information might include: type, model number, manufacturer, characteristics, discharge rate, predicted remaining capacity, almost-discharged alarm so that the PC can shut down gracefully; temperature and voltage to provide safe fast-charging.
Smart Battery System Implementers Forum (http://sbs-forum.org/).