Fairchild Launches Complete USB Type-C Portfolio Focusing on Smallest Footprint and Lowest Power
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Fairchild Launches Complete USB Type-C Portfolio Focusing on Smallest Footprint and Lowest Power

Comprehensive Line of USB Type-C Solutions Meets a Wide Range of Requirements so Manufacturers can Accelerate Time-to-Market of their USB Type-C Products

SAN JOSE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 20, 2015Fairchild (NASDAQ: FCS), a leading global supplier of high-performance semiconductor solutions, today launched a comprehensive portfolio of USB Type-Csolutions that enable manufacturers to quickly and easily add the next generation of USB functionality to smartphones, computers, power adapters and other devices with a USB port. Compared to alternatives, the smaller size and lower power requirements of Fairchild’s USB Type-C solutions help manufacturers to develop thinner, sleeker devices that consume less system power for better energy efficiency.

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“Relative to competing solutions that can consume up to 10x more power, Fairchild’s USB Type-C solutions portfolio leads the industry in both low power consumption and small size, two critical requirements in today's increasingly small and thin battery-powered devices,” said Jin Zhao, Sr. Director, Product Line Business Management at Fairchild. “Manufacturers are already taking advantage of Fairchild’s USB Type-C solutions to ship products that meet the new standard, including the maker of the world’s first USB Type-C smartphone.”

Fairchild’s USB Type-C solutions meet a wide variety of application requirements to give manufacturers more choice and flexibility in selecting the device with the best mix of capabilities for their product. Several of Fairchild’s USB Type-C solutions perform basic features such as detect attachment, orientation and device type (Dual Role Port, Downstream Facing Port, and Upstream Facing Port), while others support more advanced functionality. These advanced functions include data role swap, power role swap, hard reset, soft reset, active cable support, Vendor Defined Messaging (VDM) packet transmission and high power charging up to 100W.

The new USB Type-C solutions are easier to integrate into product designs thanks to their small footprint. In particular, the FUSB302 comes in a miniscule 1.2 mm x 1.3 mm WLCSP package, which is several times smaller than competing offerings, to give manufacturers more flexibility in their size constrained designs.

Fairchild’s USB Type-C solutions use an I2C interface to communicate with the application’s host processor for control and command, negating the need for an integrated microprocessor.

This system partitioning enables Fairchild to offer the lowest-power, as well as the smallest size, and flexibility.

The current members of Fairchild’s USB Type-C solutions are:

FUSB300C Programmable Controller

FUSB301 Autonomous Controller with SuperSpeed Switch Control

FUSB301A Autonomous Controller with Configurable I2C Address

FUSB302 Programmable Controller with Power Delivery

FUSB3301 Autonomous Power Adapter Controller

FUSB340 USB 3.1 SuperSpeed Switch

Please click here for more detailed information about Fairchild’s USB Type-C solutions.

About Fairchild:

Fairchild has a rich history as a pioneer in the semiconductor industry and that pioneering spirit endures today in our vision for making the world a cleaner and smarter place. We specialize in the development and manufacturing of a complete portfolio of low- to high-power solutions and deliver an amazing design experience to the engineers and system architects who build systems for the mobile, industrial, cloud, automotive, lighting, and computing industries. Our foundation is our guiding principles, which recognizes the inseparability of engaged employees and delighted customers, and encourages our employees to simplify, challenge, explore, play, excel, respect, go fast, and be direct. If you use a smart phone, drive a car, own a modern appliance, live and work in comfortable connected buildings, or enjoy film animation, you have experienced Fairchild’s Power to Amaze. Please visit us on the web at www.fairchild.com.

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