Today, software is about much more than desktop computer applications. Software is integral to almost every aspect of innovation and is found in a huge number of products because it offers greater functionality, control and connectivity; the battery and energy storage sector is no different.
Software is now integral to the development, manufacture, charging and discharging of cells. In the devices the cells ultimately power, software is used to ensure these devices achieve maximum performance and safety.
However, although software is becoming a more vital component of most batteries and battery powered devices, there is still a lot of confusion as to what is actually possible in relation to protecting the software elements of a battery-related innovation.