Cypress USB-C Power Delivery Solution Helps LeEco Debut the World’s First Smartphones with One Port for Data Transmission, Power Charging and Audio | Cypress Semiconductor
Cypress USB-C Power Delivery Solution Helps LeEco Debut the World’s First Smartphones with One Port for Data Transmission, Power Charging and Audio
Cypress EZ-PD™ CCG2 Controller Enables Le Max2 Superphone and Charger to Bring Consumers the Fast Charging of the USB Power Delivery Standard
TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 31, 2016 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today announced that LeEco, a leading global technology company, has selected Cypress’s USB-C controller solution to implement the USB-C port on its flagship Le Max2 superphone—providing the only physical connector on the phone. The Cypress EZ-PD™ CCG2 controller helps enable the sleek, one-port design of the innovative Le Max2, which is the first phone to remove the ubiquitous audio jack and use the USB-C port for audio, in addition to charging and data. LeEco’s Continual Digital Lossless Audio (CDLA) technology delivers true fidelity audio and lossless music experience via the USB-C port. The Le Max2 is also the market’s first phone to enable fast charging utilizing the USB Power Delivery (PD) standard, which allows transfer of more than 15W of power over the Type-C connector. The Le Max2 charger uses Cypress’s USB-C controller solution to implement USB PD as well.
Optimized for the 2.4-mm thin USB-C connector, the programmable EZ-PD CCG2 controller is capable of fully supporting USB PD and other proprietary charging standard implementations in smartphones, tablets, and mobile chargers. CCG2 provides a complete, robust solution by integrating the USB-C transceiver, PD protocol and policy layer functions. Available in a 3.3 mm2 20-ball Wafer Level Chip Scale Package (WLCSP), a 14-pin DFN and a 24-pin QFN, CCG2 also includes system-level ESD protection and termination resistors needed for all USB-C applications. Cypress is demonstrating CCG2 and its complete portfolio of USB-C and PD solutions at Computex from May 31 to June 4 at the USB-IF Pavilion in booth M0309a in the Nangang Hall 4F Exhibition Center in Taipei. More information on the CCG2 controller is available at https://www.cypress.com/ccg2.
“LeEco selected the Cypress USB Type-C and Power Delivery solution because of its interoperability performance and robust implementation of the PD protocol for flexible, on-demand PD charging,” said Gao Chao, Hardware Director of LeEco. “With Cypress’s strong support, we were able to get to market first with faster PD charging in our Le Max2 phone.”
“The Le Max2 marks a new generation of smartphones that will use a single USB-C port to connect and charge,” said Ajay Srikrishna, vice president of the USB product line at Cypress. “Cypress’s programmable EZ-PD controllers enable our customers to bring their innovative designs to market quickly, with the confidence that comes with our USB-IF-certified solutions. The Le Max2 charger is one of only three chargers on the market to be certified as compliant to the USB Power Delivery standard, and the other two are also based on Cypress solutions.”
The USB Type-C standard is gaining rapid support with top-tier PC and electronics manufacturers by enabling slim industrial designs, easy-to-use connectors and cables, and the ability to transmit multiple protocols and deliver up to 100W of power. The USB Type-C standard’s 2.4-mm-high connector plug is significantly smaller than the current 4.5-mm USB Standard-A connector. In addition to the transport of USB signals, DisplayPort and Thunderbolt signals can be delivered over the same connector via the USB Type-C standard’s Alternate Mode capability. More info on Cypress’s USB Type-C and PD solutions is available at https://www.cypress.com/Type-C.
LeEco is a leading global technology company that provides breakthrough experiences through its open, integrated ecosystem of streaming content, platforms, and smart devices that fit perfectly into a broad spectrum of lifestyles. LeEco opens new opportunities for consumers by offering a jaw-dropping variety of next-generation tech and content spanning smartphones, TVs, sports, film, live entertainment and connected mobility. LeEco recently announced the opening of its North American headquarters in Silicon Valley. In 2016, LeEco was named one of Fast Company’s 2016 “Most Innovative Companies” and Alphr’s “Best of Mobile World Congress - Most Innovative Company.” To learn more, please visit LeEco’s official website and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter.
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Cypress (NASDAQ: CY) delivers high-performance, high-quality solutions at the heart of today’s most advanced embedded systems, from automotive, industrial and networking platforms to highly interactive consumer and mobile devices. With a broad, differentiated product portfolio that includes NOR flash memories, F-RAM™ and SRAM, Traveo™ microcontrollers, the industry’s only PSoC® programmable system-on-chip solutions, analog and PMIC Power Management ICs, CapSense® capacitive touch-sensing controllers, and Wireless BLE Bluetooth Low-Energy and USB connectivity solutions, Cypress is committed to providing its customers worldwide with consistent innovation, best-in-class support and exceptional system value. To learn more, go to https://www.cypress.com.
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