Getting Started with Cypress USB Type-C Products - KBA204071

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Question:

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

 

Answer:

Cypress offers eight USB Type-C port controllers: EZ-PD™ CMG1, EZ-PD CCG6, EZ-PD CCG5, EZ-PD CCG4, EZ-PD CCG3PA, EZ-PD CCG3, EZ-PD CCG2 and EZ-PD CCG1.

CMG1, CCG6, CCG5, CC3PA, CCG4, and CCG3 port controllers are fully compliant with the latest USB-IF defined USB Type-C Revision 1.3 and USB Power Delivery Revision 3.0 (PD3.0) specifications.

CCG2 and CCG1 controllers comply with older USB Type-C Revision 1.2 and Power Delivery Revision 2.0 (PD2.0) specifications.

Information on the Cypress USB Type-C products can be found on the USB Type-C and Power Delivery products webpage.

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. See the datasheets of CCGx/CMGx for more details. 

  3. Start prototyping your design using one of the CCGx Kits offered by Cypress.

 

CCGx Kit

Type-C Controller

Application(s) Supported

CY4531 EZ-PD™ CCG3 Evaluation Kit

CCG3

Single Port Downstream Facing Port (Host) application with Dual Role Power, DisplayPort source, and USB host

CY4541 EZ-PD™ CCG4 Evaluation Kit

CCG4

Single or Dual Port Downstream Facing Port (Host) application on a single chip with Dual Role Power, DisplayPort source, and USB host.

CY4532 EZ-PD™ CCG3PA Evaluation Kit

CCG3PA

USB Type-C Power Adapter, USB Type-C Mobile Charger and USB Type-C Power Bank applications with Dual Role Power

 

 

4. Start your firmware configuration and customization using the EZ-PD™ Configuration Utility and the CCGx Software Development Kits (SDK) offered by Cypress.

 

Firmware Customization Tool

Supported Port Controllers

EZ PD Software Development Kit

CCG3, CCG4, CCG4M, CCG5

EZ-PD CCGx Power Software Development Kit

CCG3PA

EZ-PD™ Configuration Utility

CMG1, CCG6, CCG5, CCG3PA, CCG4, CCG3, CCG2 CCG1

 

5. See the following Getting Started with CCGX application notes to kick start your design with EZ-PD CCGx:

 

6. See the following hardware design best practices application notes to kick start schematic design and layout guidelines:

 

7. EZ-PD CCG1 and EZ-PD CCG2 port controllers are USB PD2.0 controllers which do not support the newer USB PD3.0 specifications. Cypress provides limited support for CCG1 and CCG2 controllers, and does not recommend their use in new designs.

 

a. CCG1 and CCG2 Kits

 

CCGx Kit

Type-C Controller

Application(s) Supported

CY4501 CCG1 Development Kit

CCG1

Single Port Downstream Facing Port (Host) application with Dual Role Power, DisplayPort source, and USB host. Single Port Upstream Facing Port (Device) with Dual Role Power, DisplayPort sink, and USB device

CY4502 EZ-PD™ CCG2 Development Kit

CCG2

E-Marker Cable

CY4521 EZ-PD™ CCG2 Evaluation Kit

CCG2

Single Port Downstream Facing Port (Host) application with Dual Role Power, DisplayPort source, and USB host

 

  b. CCG2 SDK

SDK Name

Product Name

EZ PD Software Development Kit (Version 3.2.1 and older only)

CCG2

 

c. Application Notes: Hardware Design Guidelines for EZ-PD™ CCG2

 

Cypress has developed numerous Type-C reference designs using CCGx to help reduce your design cycle time, effort and risk. Each reference design has been built and tested. The following table gives links to various reference designs and applications notes, which can help you to start the design with EZ PD CCGx and CMGx.

 

Applications

CCG1

CCG2

CCG3

CCG4

CCG3PA

CMG1

Electronically Marked Cable Assembly (EMCA)

Available

Available

-

-

-

Available

Type-C to Legacy USB

Available

-

-

-

-

-

Type-C to DisplayPort

Available

Available

Available

-

-

-

Type-C to HDMI/VGA/DVI

Available

Available

Available

-

-

-

Monitor/Dock

-

Available

-

Available

-

-

Charge-Through Dongle

-

-

Available

-

-

-

18W Power Adapter

-

Available

-

-

-

-

20W Power Adapter

-

Available

-

-

-

-

24W Power Adapter

-

Available

-

-

-

-

Car Charger

-

Available
Available

-

-

Available (Southchip)
Available
(Active-Semi)

-

Power Bank

-

Available

Available

-

Coming Soon (Southchip 18W)

Coming Soon (Southchip 45W)

-

QC4.0 Cell Phone chargers 27W

-

-

-

-

Available (Power Integration)
Available
(Diodes)

-

Notebook Adapter 45W

-

-

-

-

Available (MPS)

-

HDMI over USB-C Alternate Mode

-

-

Available

-

-

-

 

For further information, visit the Cypress Developer Community or submit a case in the Online Tech Support Case System.