Infineon, Framework team for first upgradeable USB-PD power

Infineon, Framework team for first upgradeable USB-PD power

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By Nick Flaherty

Infineon Technologies is supplying the USB-C power system for the upgradeable laptop from Framework.

The Framework 16 laptop is the first consumer product to support 180 W and 240 W USB-C using Infineon’s integrated dual/single port EZ-PD CCG8 USB-PD controller with Extended Power Range (EPR) support.

The EZ-PD CCG8 is dual/single-port and complies with the latest USB Type-C and Power Delivery specifications. The controller includes discrete N-channel field effect transistor (NFET) gate driver with fault protection and slew rate. It is based around a 32bit, 48 MHz ARM Cortex-M0 Plus controller core and integrates a Type-C transceiver with R p, R d, and dead battery R d termination for complete USB Type-C and USB PD port control.

Framework is reducing electronic waste by designing and producing repairable laptops rather than sealed and disposable ones. The design has modular components that can be easily replaced and upgraded, extending their lifespan and reducing e-waste.

“The EZ-PD CCG8 has enabled immense flexibility, not only supporting the latest USB-PD 3.1 standard, but also making our unique Expansion Card system possible, allowing end user customization of ports.” said Nirav Patel, Founder and CEO of Framework. “Decarbonization is a goal we work towards every day at Infineon. I am very delighted that thanks to our solution, Framework offers a product to its customers which is not only high-performing but also supports a greener tomorrow.” said Ganesh Subramaniam, Senior Vice President of Wired Connectivity Solutions at Infineon.

The EZ-PD CCG8 is available now.;

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