0 Replies Latest reply on Sep 3, 2020 10:25 AM by MarkF_11

    EZ-PD BCR HPI Utility v1.0 Release

    MarkF_11

      The EZ-PD Barrel Connector Replacement (BCR) controller is a USB-C Power Delivery solution dedicated to power sink applications. The BCR controller acts as a Up Facing Port (UFP) and interoperates with any USB-C Down Facing Port (DFP) or Dual-Role Port (DRP) for establishing a USB-PD contract. The BCR controller can be fully configured by hardware using pin-strapping, or by software using Host Processor Interface (HPI) commands from an external I2C master (e.g. MCU). The EZ-PD BCR HPI Utility is a GUI-based application that guides users through the process of configuring the BCR controller using HPI. The utility allows users to:

       

      • Evaluate the usage of HPI using the EZ-PD BCR Kit and a Windows-based PC.
      • Select and configure the desired BCR controller settings using HPI that overrides the preset hardware configuration on the BCR Kit.
      • Monitor the real-time status of USB-C connection, Power source capabilities, USB PD power contract, VBus voltage, etc.

       

      The EZ-PD BCR HPI utility and associated documentation are available to download at:

           https://www.cypress.com/documentation/software-and-drivers/ez-pd-bcr-hpi-utility