Getting started with Cypress USB Type-C Products - KBA 04071

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Question:

How do I develop a design with Cypress USB Type-C products?

 

Answer:

Cypress offers two reprogrammable USB Type-C port controllers: EZ-PD™ CCG1 and EZ-PD™ CCG2. Both USB Type-C port controllers are fully compliant with the new Type-C USB-IF standard and support USB power delivery specifications. Follow these steps to get started with the design:

  1. Watch the training video available here,to get more information on Type-C technology and its applications
  2. Refer to the datasheets of both EZ-PD™ CCG1 and EZ-PD ™ CCG2 for more details.
  3. Cypress offers the CY4501 CCG1 Development Kit (DVK) to start your design with EZ-PD™ CCG1. CY4502 EZ-PD CCG2 Development kit can be used to emulate a smart cable with an embedded Type-C controller at both ends.
  4. Refer to the hardware design best practices application note to kick start your design with EZ-PD™ CCG2.

The following table gives links to various reference designs and applications notes, which can help you to start the design with EZ PD™ CCG1 and EZ PD™ CCG2.

                                                                                                                                                                        
ApplicationProduct nameDocument Link
USB Type-C to HDMI/DVI/VGA Adapter designEZ-PD™ CCG1Reference Design
USB Type-C to display port solutionEZ-PD™ CCG1Reference Design
Electronically marked cable assembly (EMCA) paddle card reference designEZ-PD™ CCG1Reference Design
USB Type-C to legacy USB device cable paddle reference designEZ-PD™ CCG1Reference Design
Designing USB Type-C Products using Cypress CCG1 controllersEZ-PD™ CCG1Application Note
Electronically marked cable assembly (EMCA) paddle card reference designEZ-PD™ CCG2Reference Design
Designing USB 3.1 Type-C cables using EZ-PD™ CCG2EZ-PD™ CCG2Application Note
Hardware Design Guidelines for EZ-PD™ CCG2EZ-PD™ CCG2Application Note

 

Contact Cypress Technical Support for details about the following reference designs and technical reference manuals:

  • Type-C power adapter design
  • Type-C based hub reference design
  • Type-C notebook design
  • Type-C monitor design
  • Type-C mobile design

Contact Cypress Technical Support for implementation of specific features in custom CCGx FW.