Cypress USB Type-C Controller Supported Solutions - KBA97179

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Question:

What is USB Type-C and what are its applications? Where can I find a list of reference designs involving Cypress Type-C solutions? 

 

Answer:

The USB Type-C specification is the new USB-IF standard that solves several challenges faced by traditional USB connectors and cables. Type-C enables slim industrial design with a 2.4-mm plug height, reversible plug orientation and cable detection, transport of both USB signals and PCIe or DisplayPort signals on the same connector, and easy implementation of low-cost power delivery up to 100 W. Click here to know more about Cypress’s Type-C solutions and power delivery.

Type-C controllers will soon be present in host systems (typically a notebook or tablet), client systems (such as monitor, hard disk, flash drive, and mouse) and in cables (to communicates its capabilities to the host system). In addition, Type-C systems are designed in power adapters, which will negotiate and deliver power to notebooks, monitors, and other applications. Type-C solutions are also used in adapters/converters between legacy devices and the new Type-C port. For example, in notebooks that do not have additional display ports, the CCG-based solution can convert the Type-C connector to a DisplayPort connector. Equipment manufacturers are excited about the capabilities and benefits that Type-C brings to a solution and the transition to Type-C is expected to be more rapid than previous USB connector changes.

The following development kits and reference designs are available to get started with CCG solutions:

  1. The CCG1 demo kit consists of three components: host board, client board, and electronically marked cable assembly (EMCA) demo board.
  2. The CCG2 development kit consists of two CCG2s - a 20-ball WLCSP package and another 14-pin DFN package and includes two Type-C plugs and SWD headers for programming each CCG2.
  3. The CCG2 evaluation kit consists of one CCG EVK Base Board, CY4521 CCG2 Daughter Card, 24V DC Power adapter, USB Type-C to Type-A Adapter, USB 3.0 Type-A to Type-B Cable and USB 2.0 Type-A to Mini-B Cable.
  4. The CCG3 evaluation kit consists of one CCG EVK Base Board, CY4321 CCG3 Daughter Card, 24V DC Power adapter, USB Type-C to Type-A Adapter, USB 3.0 Type-C EMCA Cable, USB 3.0 Type-A to Type-B Cable and USB 2.0 Type-A to Mini-B Cable.
  5. The CCG4 evaluation kit consists of one CCG EVK Base Board (2 nos.) with Display Port Mux Power Management and USB Type-B connector, CY4321 CCG3 Daughter Card, 24V DC Power adapter, USB Type-C to Type-A Adapter (2 nos.), USB 3.0 Type-C EMCA Cable, USB 3.0 Type-A to Type-B Cable (2 nos.), USB 2.0 Type-A to Mini-B Cable and Pair Of Jumper Wires (2 nos.).
  6. CCG2 is Cypress’s second generation USB Type-C controller that meets the cost, size, and upgradability requirements for USB Type-C applications. More details about the CCG2 device are available here.
  7. CCG3 is Cypress’s third generation USB Type-C controller that meets the cost, size, and upgradability requirements for USB Type-C applications. More details about the CCG3 device are available here.
  8. CCG4 is Cypress’s two port USB Type-C controller that meets the cost, size, and upgradability requirements for USB Type-C applications. More details about the CCG4 device are available here.
  9. The details about the following reference designs are available here.   
        
    • Type-C Electronically Marked Cable Assembly (EMCA) Design 
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    • Type-C to Legacy USB
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    • Type-C to Display Port
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    • Type-C to HDMI/VGA/DVI
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    • Type-C Monitor/Dock Design
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    • Type-C Charge Through Dongle
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    • Type-C Power Adapter Design
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    • Type-C Power Bank 
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    • Type-C Car Charger
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