Cypress Semiconductor unveils a USB-C controller with Power Delivery (PD) optimized for Thunderbolt notebook and desktop PCs, as well as docking stations. The EZ-PD™ CCG5 controller is the industry's first two-port USB-C controller that supports the Thunderbolt alternate mode with Intel's Thunderbolt 3 (Alpine Ridge) controllers. EZ-PD CCG5 enhances the plug-and-play USB-C user experience, while providing Bill-of-Material (BOM) integration with features such as built-in protection against shorts and electrostatic discharge. The highly integrated controller increases the reliability of a system by integrating Flash memory that can store two firmware images for fail-safe boot. It offers the EZ-PD family's trademark programmability to keep up with evolving industry standards.
The two-port EZ-PD CCG5 controller is now sampling in a 96-BGA (6x6 mm) package, and the one-port version is sampling in a 40-QFN (6x6 mm) package. The controller will be in production in the third quarter of 2017. More information is available at http://www.cypress.com/ccg5