Designers can deliver end equipment that frees consumers from needing multiple cables for various types of USB ports with the new USB Type-C products from TI. The all-in-one USB Type-C and USB Power Delivery (PD) controller from TI integrates a port power switch and port data multiplexer as mentioned in the release.
According to the press release, each of the new TI devices meets USB Type-C Specification 1.1. TI delivers the most complete host and peripheral solutions, with the performance and tools to bring USB Type-C products to market faster. The USB Type-C exhibits features such as single USB PD controller delivers power and data in multiple modes, super-speed switch transfers video data at low power and USB Type-C CC logic that allows designers the flexibility to use these devices in multiple USB-enabled designs.
Adding further the release mentions, “The USB PD controller (TPS65982) is the only IC available that provides the full power path, operating as a single or dual-role Port and enabling a variety of host and device power implementations. The HD3SS460 is a USB Type-C cross-point switch can support data rates up to 5.4Gbps while offering standby power of 40µW – more than 50 per cent lower than competitive offerings to extend battery life.”
The TPS65982 is available in a 6mm x 6mm MicroStar Junior ball-grid array (BGA) package for USD US$ 4.99 while the HD3SS460 is available in a 3.5mm x5.5mm quad flat no-lead (QFN) package for US$ 1.55 and the TUSB320 is available in a 1.6mm-by-1.6mm QFN package for US$ 0.95. All pricing is in 1000-unit quantities according to the company release.