Cypress controller supports USB4 standard

March 09, 2020 //By Peter Clarke
Cypress controller supports USB4 standard
The EZ-PD CCG6DF and CCG6SF are dual- and single-port USB-C controllers supporting power delivery from Cypress Semiconductor that also support the USB4 standard.

In addition to supporting the latest USB standard the controllers also support the latest Intel Thunderbolt platforms and are intended to support integration for next-generation notebooks and desktops. The controllers have an embedded Cortex-M0 processor with 64kbyte flash for enhanced programmability and to enable firmware upgrades to support the USB4 standard.

USB4 supports data rates of 40Gbit/s and allows simulataneous support of USB 3.2, DisplayPort, and PCIe. The controllers are sampling today and available in configurations including 96-pin BGA and 48-pin QFN packages.

The USB-C standard for connectivity is widely adopted by PCs as well as makers of peripheral devices and accessories. USB-C can simultaneously power devices as well as transmit data using the same cable and standard reversible connector. USB-C powers devices up to 100W and enables the consolidation of different interfaces on the same port. USB-C also offers a range of user benefits including support for multiple standards including USB4, Thunderbolt, DisplayPort, and HDMI.

The CCG6DF and CCG6SF controllers are now sampling to major OEMs and will be in volume production beginning 3Q20.

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