SAN JOSE, CA -- Cypress Semiconductor Corp. announces availability of a new USB-C controller with Power Delivery (PD) that streamlines the design of USB-C accessories, such as adapter dongles, power adapters and power banks. The new EZ-PD™ CCG3 controller offers an unparalleled level of integration that minimizes bill-of-material costs and simplifies designs, replacing multiple discrete components with a single-chip solution.
The EZ-PD CCG3 controller supports direct 3.3-V to 20-V operation. It integrates independent 20-V VBUS gate drivers for provider and consumer power paths, two 1-W VCONN Field-Effect Transistors (FETs) that provide power to USB-C cables, and a USB Billboard Controller that informs the USB host of supported Alternate Modes and failures. 20-V operation is enabled by the integration of a high-voltage regulator and analog blocks that protect systems against overvoltage and overcurrent conditions. The CCG3 controller includes an ARM® Cortex®-M0 processor, two 64KB flash memory banks with read-while-write operation and an integrated Crypto Engine for fail-safe firmware updates with authentication. CCG3 also incorporates an analog switch for non-USB signals, such as DisplayPort control signals, along with four serial communication blocks, each of which can be configured to I2C, SPI or UART serial protocols.
The EZ-PD CCG3 controller includes support for legacy USB battery charging schemes, ensuring CCG3-based hosts and accessories are interoperable with legacy USB power providers and consumers. Integrated electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuits provide system-level protection up to 15kV.
The EZ-PD CCG3 controller is now sampling in 40-pin QFN and 42-ball chip-scale packages. The controller will be in production in the second quarter of 2016. The CY4531 evaluation kit is available for pre-order now and will begin shipping in the last week of February 2016.