Cypress Streamlines the Design of Next-Generation USB-C Power Adapters and Chargers with New, Highly-Integrated Controller

Programmable EZ-PD™ CCG3PA Controller Supports Power Delivery 3.0 and Quick Charge 4.0 and Enables Firmware Updates to Keep Up with Changes

TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 31, 2017 — (PRNewswire) — COMPUTEX — Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY), the market leader in USB-C, today announced availability of a new USB-C controller with Power Delivery (PD) that streamlines the design of power adapters, mobile chargers, car chargers and power banks. The EZ-PD™ CCG3PA controller supports the PD 3.0 standard with programmable power supply (PPS) and Qualcomm's Quick Charge (QC) 4.0 protocol, which enable new power source product designs to provide an improved fast charging user experience. As these standards and the USB Type-C standard continue to evolve, compliance and interoperability pose an ongoing challenge, but the programmable CCG3PA controller enables firmware upgradeability to keep up with changes and overcome interoperability issues. The controller offers a high level of integration that minimizes bill-of-material costs and simplifies designs, replacing multiple discrete components with a single-chip solution. More information on the EZ-PD CCG3PA controller is available at http://www.cypress.com/ccg3pa.

Pictured is the EZ-PD CCG3PA USB-C Controller with Power Delivery that streamlines the design of power adapters, mobile chargers, car chargers, and power banks.

"As USB-C proliferates this year, the demand for USB-C power sources will increase, putting more pressure on our customers to bring their power adapters, mobile chargers, car chargers and power banks to market quickly, while keeping up with rapidly evolving USB standards," said Ajay Srikrishna, vice president of Cypress' Wired Connectivity Business Unit. "Our highly-integrated EZ-PD CCG3PA controller is optimized to simplify the design of USB-C power source products, with support for the required charging standards, and the ability to upgrade firmware to keep pace with changes in standards."

The EZ-PD CCG3PA controller is a one-chip solution that minimizes bill-of-material costs for USB-C power source products by integrating error amplifiers for constant voltage, constant current and PPS applications, a 30 V regulator that allows direct operation from VBUS, VBUS short protection on configuration channel (CC) pins, gate drivers for high-voltage power FETs, a low side current sense amplifier, and dedicated hardware for legacy charger detection protocols plus system level electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection. Programmable overvoltage and overcurrent circuitry protects systems against power overloads and other faulty operating conditions. The controller also integrates an ARM® Cortex®-M0 and 64KB Flash with read-while-write function for firmware upgradeability. The product enables design of efficient USB-C power adapters for a wide range of applications including mobile phones and PCs.

Product Availability
The EZ-PD CCG3PA controller is now sampling in 24-pin QFN (16 mm2) and 16-pin SOIC (60 mm2) packages. The controller will be in production in the third quarter of 2017. Designers can get started with the CY4532 CCG3PA evaluation kit, which is now available for $149. Cypress provides CCG3PA solution reference designs for a 45-Watt notebook PC power adapter, a 27-Watt mobile phone charger, a 60-Watt car charger and a power bank. More info on Cypress' USB Type-C and PD solutions is available at www.cypress.com/Type-C.

About Cypress' EZ-PD Portfolio
Cypress' EZ-PD portfolio of USB-C controllers also includes CCG1, the world's first programmable USB-C controller, CCG2, the market's smallest programmable USB-C solution, CCG3, the market's most integrated programmable USB-C solution, CCG4, the world's first two-port USB-C solution, and CCG5, the market's first two-port USB-C solution optimized for Thunderbolt notebook and desktop PCs. 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 standard is 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.

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About Cypress
Cypress is the leader in advanced embedded system solutions for the world's most innovative automotive, industrial, home automation and appliances, consumer electronics and medical products. Cypress' programmable systems-on-chip, general-purpose microcontrollers, analog ICs, wireless and USB-based connectivity solutions and reliable, high-performance memories help engineers design differentiated products and get them to market first. Cypress is committed to providing customers with the best support and engineering resources on the planet enabling innovators and out-of-the-box thinkers to disrupt markets and create new product categories in record time. To learn more, go to www.cypress.com.

Cypress and the Cypress logo are registered trademarks and EZ-PD is a trademark of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. All other trademarks are property of their owners.

 

Pictured is the Cypress CY4532 CCG3PA USB-C Evaluation Kit.

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