Cypress Introduces the Industry's First Two-Port USB-C Power Delivery Controller for PCs
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Cypress Introduces the Industry's First Two-Port USB-C Power Delivery Controller for PCs

Highly Integrated EZ-PD™ CCG4 Device Enables a Cost-Effective Two-Port Solution

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2016 — (PRNewswire) — INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY), the market's leading USB innovator, today announced the world's first two-port USB-C controller with Power Delivery (PD). The new EZ-PD™ CCG4 controller offers a highly reliable and integrated solution for desktops, notebooks and other systems with two USB-C ports. The controller includes 128KB flash memory that can store dual-firmware images for a fail-safe boot, increasing the reliability of the system, and it enables firmware updates in the field. More information on the CCG4 controller is available at

Pictured is the CY4541 Evaluation Kit for Cypress' EZ-PD CCG4, the industry's first two-port USB-C controller with Power Delivery (PD).

The EZ-PD CCG4 controller integrates an ARM® Cortex®-M0 processor, 128KB flash memory, two 1W Vconn Field-Effect Transistors (FETs) that provide power to USB-C cables, and four analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) that protect the system against overvoltage and overcurrent conditions. Integrated electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuits provide system-level protection up to 15kV. CCG4 also contains 4 serial communication blocks, each of which can be configured to I2C, SPI or UART serial protocols.

"Cypress's highly-integrated EZ-PD CCG4 controllers enable our top-tier customers to implement multiple USB-C ports by reducing system complexity and bill of materials," said Ajay Srikrishna, vice president of the USB product line at Cypress. "In addition to PCs, the field-upgradeable controllers also enable new multi-port usage models for power banks, monitors and docking stations."

The USB Type-C standard is gaining rapid support with top-tier PC and electronics manufacturers by enabling slim industrial designs, easy-to-use connectors and cables, and the ability to transmit multiple protocols and deliver up to 100W of power. The USB Type-C standard's 2.4-mm-high connector plug is significantly smaller than current 4.5-mm USB Standard-A connector.  In addition to the transport of USB signals, DisplayPort and Thunderbolt signals can be delivered over the same connector via the USB Type-C standard's Alternate Mode capability.

Product Availability
Cypress is now sampling the EZ-PD CCG4 controller in a 40-pin QFN package optimized for PCs and accessories. The CY4541 evaluation kit for CCG4 is available for pre-order now and will begin shipping in mid-January 2016. More information on Cypress's USB power delivery solutions is available at

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Cypress (NASDAQ: CY) delivers high-performance, high-quality solutions at the heart of today's most advanced embedded systems, from automotive, industrial and networking platforms to highly interactive consumer and mobile devices. With a broad, differentiated product portfolio that includes NOR flash memories, F-RAM™ and SRAM, Traveo™ microcontrollers, the industry's only PSoC® programmable system-on-chip solutions, analog and PMIC Power Management ICs, CapSense® capacitive touch-sensing controllers, and Bluetooth® Low-Energy and USB connectivity solutions, Cypress is committed to providing its customers worldwide with consistent innovation, best-in-class support and exceptional system value. To learn more, go to

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