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EZ-PD™ CCG2 USB Type-C to HDMI Adapter Solution

Last Updated: 
Aug 04, 2016

The Type-C to HDMI Adapter solution enables connectivity between a USB Type-C receptacle and HDMI plug. It enables users of any Notebook that implements USB-Type C to connect to a HDMI display.

This adapter solution will have a Type-C plug on one end and HDMI receptacle on the other end. This design can be also used for a Type-C to VGA adapter or Type-C to DVI adapter by replacing the DisplayPort to HDMI convertor with a DisplayPort to VGA or DVI convertor respectively. The adapter solution meets the requirements described in Section 4.3 of the VESA DisplayPort Alt Mode on USB Type-C Standard Version 1.0 (Figure 4-14: Scenarios 3c USB Type-C DFP_D to Protocol Converter). The solution also supports the USB Billboard Device Class used to communicate the DisplayPort Alternate Mode to a host system which does not support the DisplayPort Alternate mode. The adapter solution uses two Cypress devices; CCG2 – a Type-C Alternate Mode Port Controller and USB-Serial – a USB Bill Board controller.

CCG2 (CYPD2120) is Cypress’s Type-C port controller which supports the DisplayPort as an Alternate Mode using the USB Type-C connector, in which several pins on the USB Type-C connector is re-configured to support the DisplayPort interface. CCG2 for the Type-C to HDMI Adapter solution is available in 24-QFN package. Cypress’s USB Billboard controller (CY7C65210) on this adapter solution is a Full-Speed USB 2.0 device that supports the USB Billboard Device Class. This device is available in a 24-QFN package.

CY7C65210 belongs to Cypress’s USB-Serial Bridge controller family and is similar to CY7C65211 which has a configurable USB to I2C/SPI/UART channel.  The USB-Serial family has an underlying powerful architecture with a Cortex-M0 and 32KB flash which allows flexible variants of products such as the CY7C65210 billboard device, simply by developing custom firmware.

Cypress has developed a demo board (not for sale) to demonstrate connectivity between Type-C and HDMI. This demo board contains CCG2 (CYPD2120) in a 24-QFN package, USB Billboard controller (CY7C65210) in a 24-QFN package, Megachips DisplayPort to HDMI Protocol Convertor, a Type-C plug, a HDMI receptacle and several passive components. SWD headers are available for programming the CYPD2120 and CY7C65210 devices.

CYPD2120 and CY7C65210 are in production. For more information, please contact Online Tech Support Case System