Research and Development Roadmap

The research and development roadmap of the foxBMS battery managements system platform is presented and updated every 3 to 6 months on this page. We adapt the priorities of the developments based on the demands and feedback we get from our partners and customers. For further technical details, please refer to the Documentation or feel free to contact us.

Custom Battery Module with BMS-Slave Board Derived from foxBMS Roadmap
High energy density automotive battery module with cost-optimized battery monitoring electronics derived from foxBMS developed by Fraunhofer IISB with Dräxlmaier (Germany), Panasonic (Japan), and IFEVS (Italy).
CategoryProduct / Service / FeatureOnline PublicationEarliest ScheduleReleased
Embedded SoftwareCode cleanup for more comprehensive structureYes2017 Q22017-06-09
BMS-Slave Boards12 battery cells support offering external power supply optionYes2017 Q32017-11-02
EnvironmentEclipse project files for easier code parsing and developmentYes2017 Q42017-12-13
EnvironmentMigration from FrontDesk to a more comprehensive workflow in EclipseYes2017 Q42017-12-13
Embedded Software50Hz voltage measurementsYes2017 Q42018-01-24
Embedded SoftwareSupport for interconnection of multiple BMS-Master BoardYes2018 Q2Postponed to second generation of foxBMS
BMS-Slave Boards18 battery cells support based on LTC6813Yes2018 Q32018-09-25
BMS HardwarePorting of all the schematic from Eagle to AltiumYes2018 Q32018-09-25
BMS-Interface BoardSupport for reverse isoSPI from Linear Technology (available with the LTC6813)Yes2018 Q32018-09-25
Embedded SoftwareSOC history based passive balancingYes2018 Q32018-09-25
Embedded SoftwareSOH estimation for the power contactorsYes2018 Q32018-09-25
Embedded SoftwareMultiple alarm levels before power contactors openYes2018 Q32018-09-25
EnvironmentGraphical user interface showing the BMS parameters and the physical quantities (V, I, T)Yes2018 Q42018-12-14
BMS-Slave BoardsAutomotive grade bill of materials (BOM) for the 12 and 18 cell BMS-Slave boardsYes2019 Q22019-06-19
BMS-Slave BoardsEMC reports for the 12 cells BMS-SlaveNo2019 Q22019-06-19
Embedded SoftwarePassive balancing on 12 and 18 cell BMS-Slaves with timer (up to 120 minutes) and PWMYes2019 Q4Enabled in the BMS-Slave hardware, but not yet implemented in software.
BMS-Slave BoardsFuel cell monitoring boardNo2019 Q4Available on request
BMS-Slave Boards12 battery cells with active cell balancingNo2020 Q1Available on request
Embedded SoftwareEnabling parametric SOC, SOE, and SOH_Q based on Coulomb countingYes2021 Q4
Second Generation foxBMSOnline release of hardware, software and documentation of foxBMS 2Yes2021 Q2Under development
Second Generation foxBMS development kitsAvailability of foxBMS 2 hardware development kits to be orderedYes2021 Q3Under development
Certification-ready SIL2 (IEC 61508) foxBMS platformHardware, software and documentation to get functional safety SIL2 (IEC 61508) certificationPartly2021 Q4Under development
Next Generation of BMS-SlaveHardware and software supporting next generation Analog Front Ends (AFE)Yes2021 Q4Under development
BMS-Slave BoardsAddon board for sensorless cell temperature estimationNo2022 QxContact us for details