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April 25, 1994

INTEL PROMISES FEWER BATTERY CRISES WITH DURACELL SPECIFICATION

By CBR Staff Writer

Intel Corp and Bethel, Connecticut partner Duracell International Inc have now completed their smart battery specifications – Smart Battery Data and the System Management Bus – intended to give users of portable devices lower battery costs, more reliable battery-level information, and the ability to adapt their machines to the latest battery technologies. A smart battery is a rechargeable battery equipped with specialised hardware that provides present state, calculated and predicted information to the host system under software control, providing accurate state-of-charge information and an accurate prediction of the remaining operating time. The smart battery holds its own information, a given host device will be able to accommodate multiple battery chemistries and charge appropriately.

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