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One cable to replace many

29th July 2015


Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced the first all-in-one USB Type-C and USB Power Delivery (PD) controller, which integrates a port power switch and port data multiplexer. The TPS65982 USB PD controller is the only integrated circuit (IC) available that provides the full power path, operating as a Single- or Dual-Role Port and enabling a variety of host and device power implementations.

For applications requiring higher data rates, the TPS65982 can be combined with the 5.4-Gbps HD3SS460, the industry’s first USB Type-C cross-point switch. This solution enables USB connectors on either end of the cable to be flipped up or down, delivers power up to 100 W, and supports Alternate Modes to distribute video over DisplayPort from the host to the end device.

For USB Type-C systems requiring up to 15 W of power, engineers can choose the TUSB320 family, the industry’s first devices to provide USB Type-C configuration channel (CC) logic and port control. These devices make it possible for a system to detect the orientation of the plug, and determine the appropriate USB specification and mode settings for the end equipment.

The USB (Universal Serial Bus) interface standard is popular in smartphones and other personal electronics, as well as computers and peripherals such as printers. Using TI’s new USB Type-C products, designers can deliver end equipment that frees consumers from needing multiple cables for various types of USB ports.

Each of the new TI devices meets USB Type-C Specification 1.1 (Engineering Change Notice as of June 22, 2015) published by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), of which TI is a long-standing participant. TI has a more than 20-year track record of providing high-performance USB-compliant products.







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