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EZ-USB® HX3C: USB 3.0 Type-C Hub with Power Delivery

  • EZ-USB HX3C USB 3.0 Type-C Hub with PD and USB Billboard

New Update: Learn about Type-C, kits and tools with the Type-C 101 Video Training Series

New Update: CY4500 EZ-PD™ Protocol Analyzer is now available for purchase


EZ-USB® HX3C is the world's first USB 3.0 Type-C Hub with Power Delivery, supporting one downstream Type-C port and one upstream Type-C port. HX3C is Cypress's most integrated USB 3.0 hub, integrating a USB Billboard controller, an ARM Cortex-M0 CPU, 64KB flash, two Type-C transceivers, Type-C termination resistors, an ADC for overvoltage and overcurrent detection, Battery Charging Spec v1.2, Apple charging detection and ±15-kV ESD protection.

HX3C integrates four chips (USB Hub, USB Billboard and two USB PD controllers) into one, reducing BOM cost and solution footprint, making it ideal for USB Type-C dongles, docks and monitors. HX3C's configurable SuperSpeed and USB 2.0 PHY improves signal quality, giving board designers more flexibility and making USB-IF compliance easier.

Cypress has a USB Type-C monitor/dock reference design using HX3C. For more information, please visit the reference design page.

HX3C Key Features

  • USB Type-C and PD Support: One upstream and one downstream port
  • Integration: USB Billboard controller, two Type-C PHYs, RP/RD resistors
  • Shared Link™ : Provides 8 downstream ports from a 4-port USB 3.0 hub
  • Ghost Charging™ : Charges a portable device without the need for a host
  • Configurability : Improves signal quality with configurable USB PHY
  • Charging Support : Supports USB Power Delivery (PD) 2.0, Battery Charging v1.2 and Apple Charging
  • Package options: 121-BGA (10 x 10 mm; 0.8 mm pitch)
  1. Watch the Type-C 101 Video Series and Introduction to HX3C video
  2. Download HX3C Datasheet
  3. Download and install the Blaster Plus Configuration Utility and the EZ-PD Configuration Utility
  4. Review the HX3C Type-C Monitor/Dock Reference Design
  5. Get your Schematics reviewed by the Cypress Applications Engineering Team using the Online Tech Support Case System

CY4500 EZ-PD™ Protocol Analyzer:

The CY4500 EZ-PD™ Protocol Analyzer records traffic passively on the Configuration Channel (CC) and allows user to analyze and debug USB Power Delivery communication.

Price: $200.00

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USB Type-C Specification

USB Type-C is the new USB-IF standard that solves several challenges faced by today's Type-A and Type-B cables and connectors. USB Type-C uses a slimmer connector (measuring only 2.4-mm in height) to allow for increasing miniaturization of consumer and industrial products. The specification allows for fully reversible plugs and enables transport of both USB signals and PCIe or DisplayPort signals on the same connector. The Type-C specification aslo increases the power delivery capability from 7.5 W to 100 W.

USB 3.1 specification (including Type-C)

USB Power Delivery

Solution Example EZ-USB® HX3C: USB 3.0 Type-C Hub with Power Delivery

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