Two new USB Type-C and USB Power Delivery (PD) controllers have been announced by Texas Instruments. The controllers have fully integrated power paths to simplify designs, minimise solution size and speed time to market. The TPS65987D and TPS65988 offer system designers a high level of integration which can reduce design complexity and overall cost.
According to the company, the devices are the industry’s first USB PD controllers to source 100 and 200W of power, respectively, to support computing applications and enable the benefits of USB Type-C in additional applications such as cordless power tools, gaming and virtual reality headsets.
The TPS65987D, a single-port device designed to source 100W of power, integrates independent 20V, 5A source and sink load switches. Low RDS(on) (25mΩ) and reverse current protection in the TPS65987D provide a comprehensive solution for managing a port’s charging needs. The dual-port TPS65988 can source 200W of power, and offers two integrated 5A bidirectional load switches and external power-path control to enable simultaneous 5A source capability.
The devices are USB PD 3.0-certified, UL Recognised, and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) safety-certified, and come preprogrammed to support several of the most common use cases including DisplayPort and Thunderbolt applications. Additional use cases are supported through an easy-to-use configuration tool.
Key features and benefits of the TPS65987D and TPS65988