Sixth Generation USB-C PD controllers ready for USB4

Sixth Generation USB-C PD controllers ready for USB4

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By Nick Flaherty

Cypress Semiconductor has launched its sixth generation of USB-C USB4 controllers with Power Delivery that can be upgraded to the latest USB4 standard.

The EZ-PD CCG6DF and CCG6SF are dual and single-port USB-C controllers for notebook and desktop designs and will support the new USB4 standard as well as the latest Intel Thunderbolt interface platforms.

Cypress is currently being acquired by Infineon Technologies.

The EZ-PD series of USB-C controllers improve upon prior generation designs by integrating multiple features including a VBUS provider load switch for power with fault protection. The controllers have an embedded 32bit Arm Cortex-M0 processor with 64KB flash for enhanced programmability and to enable firmware upgrades to support the new USB4 standard, which significantly improves the data transfer rate to 40Gb/s and allows simultaneous support of USB 3.2, DisplayPort, and PCIe. The controllers are sampling today and available in configurations including 96-pin BGA and 48-pin QFN packages.

USB-C can simultaneously power devices as well as transmit data using the same cable and standard reversible connector. USB-C powers devices up to 100W and enables the consolidation of different interfaces on the same port. USB-C also offers a range of user benefits including support for multiple standards including USB4, Thunderbolt, DisplayPort, and HDMI.

“As the leading supplier of USB-C controller solutions, our deep system-level understanding allows us to continue to provide highly integrated solutions that maximize value for our customers,” said Ajay Srikrishna, vice president of Cypress’ Wired Connectivity Business Unit. “Cypress’ latest CCG6DF and CCG6SF controllers provide the performance, programmability, and field-proven USB Power Delivery features needed by makers of notebooks, desktops, and all-in-one PCs.”

The CCG6DF and CCG6SF controllers are now sampling to major OEMs and will be in volume production beginning Q3 2020.

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