Qnovo's intelligent battery management software is a stack that consists of three distinct layers: First adaptive charging layer; second predictive health and safety layer; and lastly, battery analytics layer.
The adaptive charging software layer offers the first line of battery management intelligence on the device. Its adaptive charging algorithms combine requisite diagnostics with learning chemical models to maximize battery life and longevity.
Qnovo's patented technology sends charge signals to analyze the battery's internal chemical processes. By studying the battery's chemical health and anticipating future aging, it dynamically adjusts the rate and degree of charging to meet some of the most challenging requirements such as those demanded by 5G smartphones.
The adaptive charging software simultaneously supports batteries of multiple types and energy densities made by wide range of manufacturers.
The second layer performs supervisory and predictive functions based on its predictive battery health and safety algorithms. It uses anonymized diagnostic data collected and analyzed by the adaptive charging layer. It computes relevant metrics describing battery's chemical health and estimating its remaining cycle life.
Battery health from our battery management software reflects a true chemical state that can be trusted more than the traditional metric of capacity retention. A companion safety indicator provides an early warning of present battery faults that may lead to an explosion or fire.
The third layer is an analytics service in the cloud. It securely collects anonymized health and safety information from the predictive layer for each individual battery and aggregates the data across the large battery population in the field.
Our battery analytics cloud platform provides OEMs and network operators with an instantaneous view of batteries in the field, enabling them to identify and remove hazardous batteries from circulation before they pose a catastrophic risk. Current battery management systems have blind spots, and internal battery chemistry is invisible to them. Qnovo gives you the visibility that no one else provides today.
QNS and QNI are the two product implementations of our software stack's first and second layers for smartphones. They operate on the host device and store their encrypted data locally to maintain the privacy of end-users.
These modular applications are bundled with the device operating system and run as a kernel service, mostly staying in the background, waking up only when the device is plugged into a charger incurring no additional performance penalty or slowing down the device. They are compatible with numerous hardware platforms, including ARM-based architectures and multiple host operating systems, including Android OS. With a tiny footprint of memory, power, and CPU, our software can run on a wide range of consumer devices and smartphones.
Qnovo battery analytics cloud platform and Qnovo battery monitor app require one of these applications running on the smartphone.
The QNS combines Adaptive Charging with advanced predictive features to deliver super fast charging, longer battery lifespan, and predictive safety. QNS is deployed on high-end mass-market devices that require exceptional safety and benefit from the competitive fast charging features. QNS enables our customers to source batteries from multiple vendors to lower their costs without compromising safety and performance.
The QNI combines the most advanced Adaptive Pulse Modulation™ with QNS to support the use of advanced materials like silicon in anodes to deliver high energy density and capacity while providing exceptional swell control across wide operating temperatures. QNI provides our customers with the freedom to design premium ultra-thin, folding, and flexible phones possible without sacrificing performance.
Fast charging causes damage hence significantly reducing the battery's lifespan. Qnovo battery management software monitors internal chemical processes and optimizes the rate and degree of charging, enabling batteries to last longer when fast charging. QNS and QNI work seamlessly across all wired and wireless charging protocols, including Qualcomm's Quick Charge and newer Dual Charge technology, MediaTek Pump Express, and USB-PD standard.
Consumers want more capacity and daily use from their 5G smartphones. Qnovo battery management software enables high energy-density batteries using higher voltage LCO cathodes operating at a maximum voltage of 4.47 V and anodes containing silicon. Our algorithms support energy densities exceeding 700 Wh/l, increasingly common with smartphone batteries with capacities above 5,000 mAh.
As devices get thinner, batteries must meet even stricter swelling tolerances. Our software controls the battery's physical swelling across wide operating temperatures and conditions. Our customers benefit from the freedom to design ultra-thin, folding, and flexible phones possible without sacrificing capacity, lifespan and fast charging.
Provide a superior battery experience with a longer lifespan and more daily use. Our customers can provide extended warranty without additional cost. Our battery longevity over millions of smartphones in the field is up to 2x higher. Users enjoy a better battery experience and more uptime after 2 years of usage.
The formation of dendrites is irreversible and can lead to internal electrical shorts and the risk of fire. Qnovo battery management software performs diagnostic safety checks thousands of times each charge cycle looking for signatures of dendrite formation, manufacturing, and mechanical defects and make timely adjustments to current and voltage to mitigate any potential safety risk.
Qnovo battery management software performs safety checks thousands of times each charge cycle to spot and address hazardous batteries before they become a safety risk. It compensates for the battery's operating conditions, internal structural changes, and degradation from aging, allowing batteries to operate safely across a wide operating temperature.
Qnovo battery management software enables the battery to operate safely under a wide range of conditions and temperatures from 0 °C to 50 °C.
Qnovo battery management software monitors in real time internal processes and provides an accurate assessment of the battery’s chemical health. Predictive models anticipate failure and alert before an explosion or fire occurs.
Qnovo battery management software identifies fake replica batteries that are not certified for a given device, and alerts OEMs.
Qnovo battery management software normalizes lifespan performance across batteries of different types and vendors. End users enjoy the same level of battery performance and safety regardless of the battery supplier. This enables our customers to source batteries from multiple vendors to lower their costs and reduce supply chain risk.
Defects in lithium-ion batteries are rare but can cause serious safety risks. Qnovo battery analytics cloud platform processes predictive safety information from millions of devices to identify the devices with rare battery defects and deliver an early warning to the operators.
The cloud-based health and safety dashboards provide a global view of all the devices with safety issues. With these safety monitoring tools, operators can assess the risk and take appropriate action to protect the users from catastrophic failure.
Raw battery data containing private user information should always remain secure on your device. Raw data generated by our algorithms remain encrypted and securely stored on your smartphone. The edge compute layer isolates the data on the device from the limited data that leaves the device. It ensures anonymity for any outgoing, sensitive data and secures all data leaving the device through an encrypted connection. The data in the cloud is stored securely and is compliant with our customer's enterprise policies.
The relevant diagnostic health information is read from the raw data and used to generate predictive health indicators - health meter, safety indicator, maximum remaining capacity, and the battery's remaining life. These parameters are encrypted, and reviewed with your permission. The device users can opt-out anytime, from sharing this limited battery health data.
Most cloud-based analytics platforms rely on digital twin, a data architecture that requires transferring large amount of raw data from the device to the cloud for processing. We keep all the raw data on the device securely. Our software intelligence synthesizes the diagnostic information on the device and transmits a small amount (<1 KB) of anonymous data once a day to the cloud. The device transmits the data only when the power is on and connected to the Internet, placing a minimal burden on the device's performance and battery.
Our cloud infrastructure is a fully managed scalable micro-services. It supports millions of devices worldwide to transfer the data securely. The data is processed, stored securely, and available to authorized users 24x7.
Cloud-based, easy-to-use dashboards and reports provide a global view of the batteries' health and safety collected from all the devices to improve your battery experience.
Qnovo battery analytics predict safety issues long in advance, providing an early warning to the operator. Network operators have sufficient time to take unsafe devices out of service. The safety dashboard provides a global view of rare yet faulty batteries that demand immediate action.
Qnovo battery analytics provide accurate battery condition - health, safety, cycle life, and usage conditions to customer care teams to facilitate remote diagnosis of device problems. OEMs and network operators can rapidly resolve user complains and reduce expensive in-person store visits.
Improper operation, poor smartphone design and specifications, and user abuse can all lead to battery faults. These fault signatures are detected, and alerts are sent to the battery analytics cloud platform before they become failures. This platform aggregates predictive safety over large smartphones in the network to improve fault monitoring capabilities.
Qnovo's battery analytics cloud platform uses the battery's internal chemical health to classify the assets into excellent, good, fair, and poor, providing operators tools to identify the rate risky smartphones and reduce the risk of costly wide recalls.
Our product suite is built with user privacy first. Our products are deployed with global network operators after fulfilling rigorous privacy compliance required to run on consumer devices.
The security of the data is our top priority. All raw battery data is encrypted and stored on the smartphone, accessible only with your permission. All sensitive information is anonymized before it is shared with the battery analytics cloud platform. With data and intelligence on the smartphone, our analytics cloud operates with only a few kilobytes of data shared by the smartphone.
The app displays four unique measures that no other application in the marketplace can provide.
The state of health is a quantitative measure of the battery's internal chemical health and its internal materials' integrity on a scale from 100 (excellent health) to 0 (poor health).
The cumulative number of charge-discharge cycles, also known as cycle count, defines the battery's age. The battery is designed to last 800 cycles under normal operating conditions.
The maximum charge capacity is the percentage of current maximum capacity relative to a new battery's maximum capacity. And this directly represents the battery's uptime. Your battery's performance is considered normal when the maximum charge capacity is between 80% and 100%.
An estimated number of months left before a battery's maximum charge capacity reaches 80%. When maximum capacity declines below 80%, the battery is at the end of its useful life.
This app cannot be downloaded separately and cannot operate independently of Qnovo's Adaptive Charging algorithms. The OEM or network operator controls the application's life cycle – testing, bundling, upgrade, and end of life.
The app operates in the background with a very small computational and memory footprint. The application operates and stores encrypted battery data on your smartphone to maintain your privacy. A small amount of battery data is securely transmitted to the cloud. The data are anonymized and do not contain any personal information about you. Only the network operator and its partners can review the cloud data to obtain a global view of the batteries' health on their network.
This app is running on the NTT Docomo network with supported 5G smartphones in Japan. LEARN MORE