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ST brings to market USB Type-C, Power-Delivery interfaces

14 Jan 2016

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STMicroelectronics has uncloaked a solution for USB Type-C and Power Delivery with an interface IC aimed at clearing the "Rat's Nest" of cables in the office and living room currently used to charge and connect computers, smartphones, tablets, TVs, set-top boxes, gaming platforms, and a broad range of consumer, industrial and IoT smart devices.

The USB Type-C connector and standard Power Delivery modifies the USB ecosystem from a data interface capable of supplying limited power to a primary provider of power that includes a well-proven and widely adopted data interface, stated the company. The connector offers reversible plug orientation and cable direction, delivering data rates up to 10Gbit/s and power up to 100W, making it ideal for consolidating numerous cables, added ST.

STUSB16

Manufactured using ST's 20V process technology, the STUSB16 interface IC integrates short-circuit, over-voltage, over-current protection, eliminating the need for external circuitry. Additionally, it offers plug power support (VCONN) with up to 600mA programmable current capability and, per the USB Power Delivery specification, it integrates Bi-Phase Mark Coded (BMC) Physical Layer (PHY) coding and decoding logic.

ST has enabled the migration to the USB Type-C port through the simple addition of an STUSB16 companion chip to existing MCU-based designs, while minimising MCU-resource requirements compared to alternate solutions. Together these features simplify software development and reduce time-to-market while allowing customers to focus on their own added-value differentiators, said the company.

The first member of the STUSB16 family, the STUSB1600QTR, is sampling to lead customers at $0.95 in 1ku.




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