Fully integrated USB-C charger solution

28th May 2019
Posted By : Alex Lynn
Fully integrated USB-C charger solution

The newest member of the USB-C Power Delivery family, the EZ-PD Power Adapter Generation 1 (PAG1) solution has been announced by Cypress Semiconductor. The PAG1 is a complete AC/DC power solution with an integrated USB Power Delivery (PD) controller that enables OEMs to build reliable, efficient, and cost-effective power adapters for the growing USB-C charger market.

Cypress is a specialist in USB-C technology, and its EZ-PD PAG1 family delivers a two-chip USB-C power solution that integrates the key primary, secondary, and USB PD controller components together.

With its advanced features, the PAG1 provides efficiency, increased reliability, and a reduced bill of materials for OEMs. The PAG1 is fully programmable, enabling OEM designers to easily configure their USB charger solutions to support a number of charging standards including: PD3.0 with PPS, QC4/4+, Apple Charging, QC 3.0/2.0, Samsung AFC, and BC v1.2.

"With EZ-PD PAG1, Cypress now offers a fully integrated power adapter solution including AC-DC and USB-C components, expanding our leadership position while offering increased value to our customers,” said Ajay Srikrishna, Vice President of Cypress' Wired Connectivity Business Unit. “With our continued focus on our customers, the highly integrated PAG1 family was built in response to the need for a robust USB Power Delivery solution with class-leading performance.”

USB-C is the new connectivity standard that 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. As more devices are charged with a single charger or power adapter, bulky and multiple proprietary power adapters are no longer needed, which simplifies design and reduces e-waste.

Noman Akhtar, research analyst, Industrial Semiconductors and Sensors, IHS Markit, added: “With the versatility and benefits USB-C brings to the market, IHS Markit anticipates the number of devices having at least one USB-C port to increase at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 70%, growing from 300 million devices in 2016 to just under five billion devices in 2021.

“USB Type-C is an advanced wired interface technology and will modernise many consumer electronic segments with its fast-charging capabilities as well as the ability to simultaneously transfer data across numerous devices.”

The PAG1 family will be demonstrated at Computex 2019 in Taipei Taiwan from May 28th to June 1st. Along with the EZ-PD BCR solution that enables OEMs to easily replace barrel power connectors with USB-C in any electronic product consuming less than 100W, Cypress now provides a complete end-to-end USB Power Delivery solution from the power provider to the power consumer, paving the way to realise a USB-C powers everything vision.

The EZ-PD PAG1 family is now sampling to major OEMs. The controllers will be in production in the fourth quarter of 2019.


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