Cypress Expands USB Leadership With Next-Generation USB-C and Power Delivery Controller for Electronically-Marked Cables
EZ-PD™ CMG1 Controller Provides Plug-and-Play USB-C Connectivity and Fast Charging
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Pictured is Cypress' compact and highly-integrated USB-C controller optimized for connectivity and power delivery in electronically-marked cables. (Photo: Business Wire)
“As the number of PCs, smartphones and peripherals with USB-C ports grows quickly to add the universal connectivity and fast charging capability that consumers want, the demand for certified USB-C cables is growing even faster,” said
The EZ-PD CMG1 controller protects its CC and VCONN pins against accidental shorts to high-voltage VBUS, which may go to 20V or higher. The controller offers an operation range down to 2.7V, enabling a USB-C cable to be powered by a single-cell, battery-operated system without a need for voltage boost. This capability is required to meet the latest USB Type-C 1.3 specification requirements. CMG1 contains nonvolatile memory to enable customers to customize cable parameters and comes with a manufacturing tool kit that may be integrated into customers’ manufacturing flow.
Cypress’ EZ-PD portfolio was the industry’s first to support the USB PD 3.0 specification, enabling more robust end-to-end power delivery and charging solutions for laptop and mobile devices. Cypress introduced the EZ-PD CCG2 controller as the industry’s smallest one-chip, programmable PD controller that supports downstream facing port (DFP), upstream facing port (UFP) and dual role port (DRP) applications. CCG2 has seen widespread adoption in PCs, mobile devices, chargers and electronically-marked cables. Cypress also offers an automotive-grade EZ-PD CCG2 controller to bring the same plug-and-play USB-C user experience to cars.
In addition to CCG2, Cypress’ EZ-PD portfolio of USB-C controllers includes CCG1, the world’s first programmable USB-C controller, CCG3, the market’s most integrated programmable USB-C solution, CCG4, the world’s first two-port USB-C solution, CCG3PA, the market’s most highly-integrated programmable USB-C controller optimized for USB-C power sources, and CCG5, the industry’s first two-port USB-C controller that supports the Thunderbolt alternate mode. The EZ-PD portfolio was the first to support the latest USB PD 3.0 specification, which enables more robust end-to-end power delivery and charging solutions for laptop and mobile devices.
The USB Type-C and Power Delivery standards are gaining rapid support with top-tier electronics manufacturers by enabling slim industrial designs, easy-to-use connectors and cables, and the ability to transmit multiple protocols and deliver up to 100 Watts of power. The USB Type-C standard’s 2.4-mm-high connector plug is significantly smaller than the current 4.5-mm USB Standard-A connector. More info on Cypress’ USB-C and USB-PD solutions is available at www.cypress.com/Type-C.
The EZ-PD CMG1 controller is now sampling in 9-ball wafer-level chip-scale package. The controller will be in production in the second quarter of 2018.
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