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Part Number: BQ76930
Both the reference designs TIDA-00449 and TIDA-00792 uses CSD19536KTT FETs. However only the TIDA-00792 uses the BQ76200 FET driver.
Can the protection FETs be driven without the BQ76200 FET driver? What are the pros and cons of doing so?
The BQ76200 is needed if your system requires FETs on the high side (vs. low side). The advantage of high-side FETs is allow communication with the battery pack even when the FETs are opened due to a protection fault. This video briefly discusses why you would want to use high-side FETs (at about 4:00): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIBP6UlAyfo
Many applications use low-side FETs. The advantage of this solution is slightly lower power and lower cost. In this case, the BQ76200 is not needed.
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