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USB Type-C and Power Delivery

New Update: EZ-PD SDK v2.1.0 (with support for CCG4) is available for download now

New Update: Type-C FAQ and Type-C Reference designs are now available


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 USB Type-C standard is gaining rapid support by enabling small form-factor, easy-to-use connectors and cables with the ability to transmit multiple protocols and offer power delivery up to 100 W – a significant improvement over the 7.5 W for previous standards.


USB Type-C Highlights

  • - Brand new reversible connector, measuring only 2.4-mm in height
  • - Compliant with USB Power Delivery 2.0, providing up to 100 W
  • - Double the bandwidth of USB 3.0, increasing to 10 Gbps with SuperSpeed+ USB3.1
  • - Combines multiple protocols in a single cable, including DisplayPort™, PCIe® or Thunderbolt™

For more information on Type-C technology and its applications, please watch the training video available here. This training video explains the technological advances introduced with the new USB IF’s Type-C Specification. It also shows how USB-Type-C can be designed into practical products. The four applications covered in this video are: host design, cable design, peripheral design and power adapter design. Working prototype of Reference Designs are presented for each application area along with design and debug tools.   

Cypress’s Type-C controllers are based on Cypress’s PSoC® 4 programmable system-on-chip architecture, which includes programmable analog and digital blocks, an ARM® Cortex®-M0 core and 32 KB of flash memory. This product family is driving the industry’s first Type-C products with top-tier PC makers, enabling them to bring these USB Type-C benefits to market. Cypress has reference designs readily available for EMCA and dongle applications. These are available online and could be used to speed-up our customers design cycle.

Type-C Product Families

EZ-PD™ CCG1: Industry’s First Programmable Type-C Port Controller
EZ-PD™ CCG2: Industry’s Smallest Programmable Type-C Port Controller
EZ-PD™ CCG3: Industry’s Most Integrated Type-C Port Controller
EZ-PD™ CCG4: Industry’s First Dual-Port Type-C Port Controller
EZ-PD™ CCG4M: Industry’s First Dual-Port Type-C Port Controller with High-Speed Mux
EZ-USB™ HX3C: Industry's First USB Type-C Hub with PD and USB Billboard


Table: CCGx Feature Comparison at a Glance

Number of Type-C+PD ports 1 1 1 2
Integrated ARM Cortex M0 MCU at 48 MHz Yes Yes Yes Yes
Memory (Flash, SRAM) 32 KB, 4 KB 32 KB, 4 KB 2x64 KB, 8 KB 128 KB, 8 KB
Integrated Type-C Transceiver (#) Yes (1) Yes (1) Yes (1) Yes (2)
Integrated Type-C Resistors (Rp, Rd) No Yes Yes Yes
Integrated Type-C Resistors (Ra) No Yes Yes No
Serial Communication Blocks (I2C/SPI/UART) 1 2 4 4
Integrated BillBoard Class FS USB 2.0 Device No No Yes No
Integrated High-Speed Mux No No No Yes (CCG4M only)
Hardware Authentication Block (Crypto) No No Yes No
Total GPIOs 11 14 20 24
Integrated VCONN FETs No No 1 pair 2 pairs
Integrated 20V VBUS NFET/PFET Gate Drivers No No 2 pairs No
Supply Voltage 3.2 – 5.5 V 2.7 – 5.5 V 2.7 – 21.5 V 2.7 – 5.5 V
Integrated ADCs for OVP and OCP detection 1 ch 12-Bit SAR 1 ch 8-bit SAR 2 ch 8-bit SAR 4 ch 8-bit SAR
Dedicated VBUS OCP & OVP No No Yes No
BC 1.2, Legacy Apple, QC 2.0 Charger Detection No No Yes No
ESD Protection ±8kV Contact, ±15kV Air No Yes Yes Yes
Package 40-QFN
24-pin QFN
14-pin DFN
20-pin CSP
40-pin QFN
42-ball CSP

40-pin QFN
96-ball BGA
(CCG4M only)

EZ-PD CCG1 Type-C USB Port Controller
Don’t miss the rapid change over to the new, slimmer, all-in-one, 100-W, Type-C connector. CCG1, an ARM Cortex-M0 solution with 32KB flash, integrated Type-C Transceivers and up to 100-W PD support...
EZ-PD CCG2 Type-C Cable Controller
Bring Type-C cables and adapters to market faster with CCG2, an ARM Cortex-M0 cable controller with low footprint (3.3mm2 20-ball WLCSP and 8.7mm2 14-pin DFN), reduced BOM (up to 5 external...
EZ-PD™ CCG3 is Cypress’s newest USB Type-C port controller with Power Delivery. CCG3 provides a complete solution ideal for Power Adapters, Power Banks, Type-C Dongles, Thunderbolt Accessories,...
CCG4: Two-Port Type C Controller with Power Delivery
Simply add multiple USB Type-C with Power Delivery to your Desktops, Notebooks, Monitors and Docks.
CCG4: Two-Port Type C Controller with Power Delivery
EZ-PD™ CCG4M is Cypress’s latest USB Type-C port controller with Power Delivery. CCG4M provides a two-port USB-C solution ideal for Desktops and Notebooks. CCG4M is based on Cypress’s PSoC technology...
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,...

EZ-PD CCG4: Two-Port Type-C Controller With Power Delivery

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EZ-PD CCG3: USB Type-C Controller With Power Delivery

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EZ-PD CCG2: USB Type-C Cable Controller With PD

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Solution Example

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EZ-PD CCG1: USB Type-C Port Controller With PD

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