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EZ-USB HX3C USB Type-C Monitor/Dock Solution

Last Updated: 
Aug 04, 2016

The EZ-USB® HX3C Monitor/Dock solution enables connectivity between a USB Type-C connector of a host system on the upstream port and multiple display/data connectors on the downstream ports. This solution has a USB Type-C receptacle on the upstream port which supports data, power and display.  On the downstream port, the solution supports:

  1. USB Type-A
  2. Gigabit Ethernet
  3. Display Port  
  4. USB Type-C


The HX3C monitor/dock reference design:

  • Is powered from an external 24V DC power adapter
  • Provides up to 45W (15V@3A) on the upstream USB Type-C port and up to 15W (5V@3A) on the downstream USB Type-C port
  • Supports 4K display and USB 3.1 Gen 1 data simultaneously on the downstream USB Type-C port
  • Outputs 2- or 4-lane DisplayPort 1.2 on the DisplayPort connector
  • Provides DisplayPort Multi-Stream on DisplayPort output and downstream USB Type-C port
  • Includes a USB 3.1 Gen 1 hub controller for SuperSpeed USB port expansion
  • Includes Gigabit Ethernet connectivity using the Cypress GX3 USB 3.0 to Gig-E controller
  • Supports firmware upgrade via USB

EZ-USB HX3C provides a complete USB Type-C Power Delivery hub solution by integrating USB Type-C and USB Power Delivery, USB Billboard and a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Hub controller.   The HX3C Hub (CYUSB3343) supports comprehensive USB battery charging features including PD 2.0, BC v1.2 and Apple charging standards.  HX3C is available in a 10 mm x 10 mm 121-ball BGA package and supports 0-70C and -40-85C operating ranges.  EZ-USB GX3 (CYUSB3610) is Cypress’s low-power single-chip USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Controller with Energy Efficient Ethernet.  GX3 is available in 8 mm x 8 mm 68-QFN package.

Cypress has developed a HX3C Monitor/Dock reference schematic to enable customers to speed up their designs and development cycles.  The reference design package includes the complete BOM list and schematic files for the HX3C solution.

CYUSB3334 and CYUSB3610 are available for sampling currently. For more information, please contact Online Tech Support Case System