USB Type-C
Connector Solutions

Delivering data rates up to 10 Gbps and up to 100 W of power, USB Type-C is the new connector for all next generation products. Perfectly tailored for emerging product designs, it offers rich interface capabilities with ‘Alternate mode’ support. Together with these improved capabilities comes easier design and usability with fully reversible plug orientation and cable direction, making USB Type-C far more convenient for consumers and helping deliver a true Plug and Play experience. - Learn More.

NXP USB Type-C is a new Connector Standard billed as the ‘Last Connector’, that will allow multi-function signaling (e.g. USB, Display Port, etc.) to pass over a small form factor, compact, high reliability connector. Signaling for 5Gps USB3 signals to future anticipated 20Gbps will all be available over the same connector.

Image of USB Type-C Ecosystem and SolutionsDelivering faster data rates reaching 10 Gbps and up to 100 W of power, USB Type-C is the new connector for all next generation products. Perfectly tailored for emerging product designs, it offers rich interface capabilities with ‘Alternate mode’ support. NXP’s value proposition in this emerging market is that we provide a broad portfolio of best-in-class solutions for:

  • USB-Power Delivery
  • X-Bar Switches
  • Microcontrollers
  • Authentication
  • AC/DC adapter components
  • Load Switches and ESD/EMI solutions

 

Features and Benefits

Seamless connectivity

  • Signal transmission at ultra high speed supports growing data and video content
  • USB has good potential to lead among the technologies and become the majority / standard connector

One size fits all

  • Smaller neat form factor design
  • Fully reversible plug orientation and cable direction
  • Data, video and power over a single connector

Charging ahead

  • Fast charging
  • Multiple output voltages as defined in the USB-PD standard
  • Supports international energy regulations like Energy Star
  • USB performance scalability

Secure connectivity built-in

  • Enables licensing revenue protection (anti counterfeiting/anti cloning)
  • Guarantees peripheral’s safety Brand and IP protection
  • Enables new use cases (DRM protection, fast and safe charge)

What is USB Type-C AC/DC Solution and why NXP?

What is the USB PD / Type-C AC/DC Solution?
NXP’s high efficient GreenChip QR/DCM Flyback controller TEA1836 in combination with NXP’s Synchronous Rectifier TEA1892 guarantee highest possible efficiency combined with very low stand-by power.

Why are NXP USB Type-C MCUs needed?
Multiple output voltages as defined in the USB-PD standard provide a challenge to meet energy regulations like Energy star, the US Department of Energy (DoE) regulation and the European Code of Conduct (CoC). NXP’s GreenChip solutions help to meet those requirements.

Why NXP?
NXP has a proven track record on high efficiency, low-power standby solutions in Power Supplies and is once more leading the industry with the current offering of the TEA1836 & TEA1892.

TEA1836 – GreenChip SMPS control IC

The TEA18362T is a controller IC for low-cost Switched Mode Power Supplies (SMPS). It is intended for DCM / QR flyback topologies. The built-in green functions provide high efficiency at all power levels.

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Features and Benefits

  • SMPS controller IC for low-cost applications
  • Large supply voltage range (up to 30 V)
  • Integrated high-voltage start-up
  • Continuous VCC regulation during start-up and protection via the HV pin, allowing a minimum VCC capacitor value
  • Reduced opto current in burst mode enabling low no load power consumption
  • Operating frequencies in all operating modes are outside the audible area
  • Integrated X-capacitor discharge
  • Adjustable soft start
  • Power-down mode via the PROTECT pin
  • Low supply current during normal operation (0.6 mA without load)
  • Low supply current during non-switching state in burst mode (0.2 mA)
  • Valley switching for minimum switching losses
  • Frequency reduction with fixed minimum peak current to maintain high efficiency at low output power levels
  • Mains voltage independent OverPower Protection (OPP)
  • OverTemperature Protection (OTP)
  • Integrated overpower time-out
  • Continuous mode protection using demagnetization detection
  • Accurate OverVoltage Protection (OVP)
  • General-purpose input for latched protection; for use with system OverTemperature Protection (OTP)
Part Number Description Datasheet  
TEA1836 IC CTRLR SMPS DCM/QR 8SOIC TEA1836 datasheet link TEA1836 Product Page

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TEA1892 – GreenChip synchronous rectifier controller

The TEA1892TS is a member of the new generation of Synchronous Rectifier (SR) controller ICs for switched mode power supplies. Its high level of integration allows the design of a cost-effective power supply with a very low number of external components.

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Features and Benefits

  • Accurate synchronous rectification functionality
  • Wide supply voltage range (8.5 V to 38 V)
  • High level of integration, resulting in a very low external component count
  • High driver output voltage of 10 V to drive all MOSFET brands to the lowest RDSon
  • Selectable regulation level for driver stage
  • Low current consumption
  • High system efficiency from no-load to full load
  • UnderVoltage Protection (UVP)
Part Number Description Datasheet  
TEA1892 IC REG CTRLR FLYBK ISO PWM TEA1892 datasheet link TEA1892 Product Page

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What is a Signal Switch and why NXP?

What is a Signal Switch?
Switch provides signal multiplex or de-multiplex function in order to redirect the transmitted signals to same connection port (multiplex switch) or different connection ports (de-multiplex switch).

Why is it needed?
For type-C connector to support “Alternate Mode” or “plug flippable” functions, either multiplex or de-multiplex switch function will be used, or sometimes these functions are combined together to become a cross-point switch.

Why NXP?
Signal switch has no signal regeneration function, and it works at transistor level to redirect the passed signal. The switch architecture design highly impacts the bypassed signal integrity.

NXP’s signal switches provide best-in-class high performance features:

  • High signal bandwidth
  • Low return loss
  • Low crosstalk
  • Low jitter disturbance

Switches Overview for USB Type-C Applications

CBTL02043 – 10 GHz High Bandwidth Switch

Using a unique design technique, NXP has minimized the impedance of the switch such that the attenuation observed through the switch is negligible, and also minimized the channel-to-channel skew as well as channel-to-channel crosstalk, as required by the high-speed serial interface.

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Features and Benefits

  • 2 bidirectional differential channel, 2 : 1 multiplexer/demultiplexer
  • High-speed signal switching for PCIe Gen3 8 Gbit/s
  • High bandwidth: 10 GHz at -3 dB
  • Low insertion loss:
    • -0.5 dB at 100 MHz
    • -1.3 dB at 4.0 GHz
  • Low return loss: -13.5 dB at 4 GHz
  • Low crosstalk: -35 dB at 4 GHz
  • Low off-state isolation: -20 dB at 4 GHz
  • Low intra-pair skew: 5 ps typical
  • Low inter-pair skew: 35 ps maximum
  • VDD operating range: 3.3 V ±10 %
  • Shutdown pin (XSD) for power-saving mode
    • Standby current less than 1 µA
  • ESD tolerance:
    • 2000 V HBM
    • 1000 V CDM
  • DHVQFN20 package

Applications

  • Routing of high-speed differential signals with low signal attenuation
    • PCIe Gen3
    • DisplayPort 1.2
    • USB 3.1
    • SATA 6 Gbit/s
Part Number Description Datasheet  
CBTL02043 IC MUX/DEMUX 2:1 PCI 20DHVQFN CBTL02043 datasheet link CBTL02043 Product Page

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CBTL04GP043 – Crossbar Switch for USB Type-C Connector

The new USB Type-C connector, built initially on existing USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 technologies, is being developed to help enable thinner and sleeker product designs.

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Features and Benefits

  • 4-channel, bidirectional crossbar switch
  • The input of the CROSS pin:
    • CROSS is LOW for connecting input and output ports straight through
    • CROSS is HIGH for crossbar connection between input and output ports
  • When XSDN is LOW, the switch is in low-power sleep mode
  • Low ON-state resistance: 11 Ω (typical)
  • Bandwidth: 8.5 GHz (typical) for VIC = 2.2 V
  • Low insertion loss: -1.5 dB at 2.5 GHz; -1 dB at 100 MHz
  • Low return loss: -20 dB at 2.5 GHz
  • Low off-state isolation: -16 dB at 2.5 GHz; -40 dB at 100 MHz
  • Low DDNEXT crosstalk: -20 dB at 2.5 GHz
  • VIC common-mode input voltage VIC: 0 V to VDD
  • Differential input voltage VID: 1.4 V (maximum)
  • Intra-pair skew: 5 ps (typical)
  • Supports power supply voltage range from 2.7 V to 3.5 V
  • Back current protection on all I/O pins of these switches
  • All channels support rail-to-rail input voltage
  • XFBGA28 2 mm x 4 mm x 0.5 mm package with 0.5 mm pitch
  • ESD: 2000 V HBM; 750 V CDM
  • Operating temperature range: -20 °C to +85 °C
Part Number Description Datasheet  
CBTL04GP043 IC SW 4CH CROSSBAR 28XFBGA CBTL04GP043 datasheet link CBTL04GP043 Product Page

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CBTL08GP053 – USB Type-C Combo Switch

CBTL08GP053 is an USB Type-C High Performance Crossbar Switch IC meant to be used for Type-C connector interface high speed passive switching applications. It provides switching of high speed differential signals that correspond to various interface standards: USB3.1 (10 Gbps), DP1.3 (8.1 Gbps), PCI Express 3.0 (8 Gbps), etc. It supports switching of single ended signals over Type-C interface. In addition, side band switching of AUX and other dedicated signals for transport over SBU1 and SBU2.

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Features and Benefits

  • Applications in platforms supporting Alternate Modes to transport multiple high speed signals over USB Type-C connector
  • Supports data rates up to 5.4 Gbps
  • Supports several use cases
    • USB3
    • USB3, DP 1/2/4-lanes
    • USB3, PCIe (1-lane)
  • High Speed Mux target specs
    • Bi-directional usage support (mux or switch)
    • -3dB BW: >5 GHz
    • Insertion loss: 1.3 dB@ 2.7 GHz
    • Isolation: 25 dB @ 2.7 GHz
    • Return loss: 18 dB @ 2.7 GHz
    • Cross talk: 35dB @ 2.7 GHz
  • High speed and Side band Mux support (controlled via I2C)
  • Back current protection on control pins Side band muxes can handle up to 5V (rail to rail signaling)
  • Single 3.3V supply
  • Active Current consumption ~500 uA
  • ESD 2kV HBM, 500V CDM
  • 36-ball BGA, 0.4 mm pitch
Part Number Description Datasheet  
CBTL08GP053 USB Type-C High performance Crossbar Switch IC CBTL04GP043 datasheet link CBTL04GP043 Product Page

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What are the USB Type-C Load Switches and why NXP?

What is the Type-C Load Switch product?
Advanced unidirectional N-channel power switch designed to automatically isolate a system from a faulty source or load. It includes under-voltage protection, reverse current protection, over-temperature protection, programmable over-voltage protection, and/or programmable current limit

Why is it needed?
Type-C load switches provide protection for 2 main use cases:

  • Consumer use-case where the notebook is being charged. The load switches protects the system from OVP surges from faulty wall adapter or external supply, and reverse connector plug-in.
  • Provider use-case where the notebook is providing power to an external load (such as On-The-Go). The load switch protects the system from overcurrent, short circuits, and reverse currents caused by a faulty load or upside-down connector plug-in.

Why NXP?
NXP provides simple to implement, yet robust and affordable solutions in a variety of packages.

NX20P5090 – 5 A/20 V Programmable OVP Power Switch

It includes under voltage lockout, over voltage lockout, reverse current protection and over-temperature protection circuits, it is designed to automatically isolate the power switch terminals when a fault condition occurs.

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  • Operates from 2.5 to 20 V
  • Low ON resistance: Ron typ 30 mΩ
  • 30 V tolerant VINT/VBUS pins
  • Reverse current protection
  • Programmable over-voltage protection
  • Under voltage protection (2 V)
  • Over-temperature protection at 125C
  • 1.8 V control Logic to enable/disable
  • Slew rate control with 15 ms debounce
Part Number Description Datasheet  
NX20P5090UKAZ High Voltage USB PD Power Switch - NX20P5090UKAZ Product Page

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NX5P3090 – 3 A, Adustable Current Limit Power Switch

The device includes under voltage lockout, over-temperature protection, and reverse current protection circuits to automatically isolate the switch terminals when a fault condition occurs. 

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  • Operates from 3.0 to 5.5V (20V option)
  • Low ON resistance: Ron typ 30 mΩ
  • 30 V tolerant VINT/VBUS pins
  • UVLO protection
  • Reverse current protection
  • Adjustable current limit 0.5 to 3.0 A
  • 100 V surge protection
  • Active discharge circuit
  • Over-temperature protection at 125C
  • 1.8 V control Logic to enable/disable
  • Soft start turn-on, slew rate controlled
Part Number Description Datasheet  
NX5P3090 USB PD and type C current-limited power switch NX5P3090 datasheet link NX5P3090 Product Page

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NX5P2190 – 2 A Load Switch with OCP/OVP/OTP

It includes under-voltage and over-voltage lockout, over-current, over-temperature, reverse bias and in-rush current protection circuits.

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  • Isolates/protects up to 30 V on VBUS
  • Operates from 3.0 - 5.5 V
  • Adjustable current limit: 0.2A – 2.0 A
  • Low ON resistance: Ron 60 mΩ
  • Soft start turn-on, slew rate controlled
  • Over-/under-voltage protection
  • Over-temperature protection @125C
  • Reverse bias current protection
Part Number Description Datasheet  
NX5P2190 IC ADV PWR SWITCH HI SIDE 9WLCSP NX5P2190 datasheet link NX5P2190 Product Page

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NXP USB Type-C MCUs

What are NXP USB Type-C MCUs?
Cost Effective, Small, Low-Power, Industry Leading Microcontroller.

Why are NXP USB Type-C MCUs needed?

  • Power negotiation
  • Proper timing and response
  • Support for different protocols and switching
  • Spec compliance
  • Authentication

Why NXP?

  • Broad range of high performance MCU
  • In house USB-PD firmware
  • Fully compliant total solution, one stop shopping
  • BOM reduction capability, due to flexibility to integrate major functions – USB Type-C and Sensor Hub, or Embedded Controller

LPC1115 – System Standalone MCU

The LPC1110/11/12/13/14/15 are an ARM Cortex-M0 based, low-cost 32-bit MCU family, designed for 8/16-bit microcontroller applications, offering performance, low power, simple instruction set and memory addressing together with reduced code size compared to existing 8/16-bit architectures

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  • Low Cost
  • Low Power
  • Small Size
    • TFBGA48 (4.5 x 4.5 x 0.7mm)
  • ARM Cortex-M0 (50 MHz)
  • 64 KB FLASH
  • 8 KB RAM
  • 10-bit ADC
  • 42 GPIO
Part Number Description Datasheet  
LPC1115 IC MCU 32BIT 48LQFP LPC1115 datasheet link LPC1115 Product Page

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LPC54102 – System Integration MCU

Robust power management with on chip power switches and capacitors optimizing energy efficiency with fewer external components

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  • M4 & M0+ running up to 100 MHz
  • 512 KB flash, 104 KB RAM
  • <100 uA/MHZ for M4; <60 uA/MHz for M0+
  • Sensor Interface to implement PDM and enable low power VAD listener (<800 uA)
  • < 2.5 us Wake Up from Sleep
  • Flexible timers
  • 3 x I2C, 2 x SPI, 41 GPIO
  • Leading edge package technologies
  • Full peripheral driver set and sensor hub framework available
  • 3.28 x 3.28 x.5 mm 49 WLCSP, LQFP
Part Number Description Datasheet  
LPC54102 IC MCU ARM 512KB FLASH 49WLCSP LPC54102 datasheet link LPC54102 Product Page

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LPC11U35 – USB MCU

Equipped with a highly flexible and configurable full-speed USB 2.0 device controller, the LPC11U35 brings unparalleled design flexibility and seamless integration to today’s demanding connectivity solutions.

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  • Low-cost, low-power
  • Low Cost
  • Integrated EEPROM
  • 64 KB FLASH
  • 12 KB RAM
  • 4 KB EEPROM
  • 26/40 GPIO
  • USB
  • HVQFN33 5 mm x 5 mm
Part Number Description Datasheet  
LPC11U35 IC MCU ARM 64KB FLASH 33HVQFN LPC11U35 datasheet link LPC11U35 Product Page

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What is USB Power Delivery and why NXP?

What is USB PD?
USB PD stands for USB Power Delivery which is the goal of USB connection to provide USB data link and also power from host to device or vice versus from device to host. The maximum power delivery via USB PD 2.0 can be up to 5A and 20V through connector or 3A and 20V through USB cable.

The USB PD protocol is also used to communicate the characteristics of the peripherals with system to establish the link operation

Why is it needed?
USB PD to provide higher power delivery than the legacy USB spec.

Type-C cable adaptor and full-featured Type-C cable electronic marker to communicate the product and/or cable capability information via PD protocol signal.

Alternate mode support to transport non-USB data over Type-C.

Why NXP?
NXP provides optimized system partitioned products with balanced cost and performance.

NXP’s USB PD products and PD Firmware have robust compatibility and complete functions for:

  • USB PD 2.0 Physical Layer controller
  • USB active cable or cable adaptor controller
  • USB Type-C full-featured cable electronic marker
  • USB Type-C CC logic controller

PTN5150 – CC Logic Controller

USB PD PHY and Protocol function, Cable/Plug detection and indication, VCONN switch

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  • CC logic control supports plug detection, orientation detection, role identification and charging current detection
  • Support USB ID(OTG) output
  • Selectable Dual Role or Device only control
  • Support VCONN PFET control
  • Operating current: < 40uA
  • Shut down current: 5uA
  • VDD supply voltage range: 2.7 V to 5.5 V
  • Small Thin X2QFN12 package 1.6 mm x 1.6 mm x 0.35 mm with 0.4 mm pitch
Part Number Description Datasheet  
PTN5150 CC Logic Controller PTN5150AHXZ datasheet link PTN5150AHXZ Product Page

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PTN5100 – USB Type-C PD PHY and Protocol IC

PTN5100 is a single port USB Type-C Power Delivery (PD) PHY and Protocol IC that provides Type-C Configuration channel interface and USB PD Physical and Protocol layer functions to a System PD Port Policy Controller (Policy Engine and Device Policy Manager, Alternate mode controller).

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  • Application – USB Power Delivery
  • Flexible to work with NXP or any 3rd party MCU via SPI or I2C interface
  • Power control and related functions
    • VBUS (3.7-25V) for local supply
  • Baseband PD functions
    • Type-C Cable/plug detection and indication  (Host, Device and Dual role mode support)
    • USB PD Baseband PHY - BMC, 4B5B, Preamble, SOP, SOP’, SOP’’ and EOP generation/reception, CRC generation/check, GoodCRC response
    • VCONN Low RON switch (up to 5W max)
    • I2C or SPI slave interface
    • Power Supply options – VBUS or VDD/VIO
    • Package  HVQFN20  4mm x 4mm, 0.4 mm pitch
Part Number Description Datasheet  
PTN5100BSZ USB Type-C power delivery PHY and protocol IC, SPI PTN5100BSZ datasheet link PTN5100BSZ Product Page
PTN5100DBSBZ USB Type-C power delivery PHY and protocol IC, SPI PTN5100DBSBZ datasheet link PTN5100DBSBZ Product Page

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What is a USB signal conditioner and why NXP?

What is a USB signal conditioner?
Signal conditioner is an active signal regenerator which utilizes equalizer and amplifier to reshape the bypassed signal in order to remove jitters and reopen the differential signal eyes for longer channel transmission and reduce the bit error rate.

Why is it needed?
Type-C connector use case would need to transmit or receive USB3 signals through connector, Type-C switch and long trace length. The USB3 redriver can improve the signal eye diagram, extend the link distance and help to pass compliance test.

Why NXP?
NXP provides complete USB3.0 signal conditioners from single channel, dual channel to quad channel configurations in different packages.

NXP’s signal conditioners provide high performance features:

  • Programmable equalizer and amplitude settings
  • Ultra low active and standby power consumption
  • Small outline packages

PTN36221A – 1 channel USB3 Redriver

The PTN36221A is a small, low power, high performance SuperSpeed USB 3.0 redriver that enhances signal quality by performing receive equalization on the deteriorated input signal followed by transmit de-emphasis maximizing system link performance.

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  • Compliant to SuperSpeed USB standard
  • Adjustable Receive equalization, Transmit de-emphasis, and output swing functions
  • Low power management scheme (When VDD=1.8V)
    • 97 mW (54 mA) active power
    • 5 mW (2.8 mA) in U2/U3 state
    • 1 mW (0.55 mA) with no connection
    • 18 µW (10 µA) in deep power saving
  • Hot Plug capable
  • Power supply: VDD=1.8V±5%
  • ESD 8 kV HBM; 1kV CDM
  • Operating Temperature Range: -40°C to 85°C
  • HVQFN12 package 1.6 mm x 1.6 mm x 0.35 mm, 0.4 mm pitch
Part Number Description Datasheet  
PTN36221A IC REDRIVER USB 3.0 1CH 12X2QFN PTN36221A datasheet link PTN36221A Product Page

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USB Type-C system and accessories

USB Type-C system and accessories

USB Type-C AC/DC wall charger

USB Type-C AC/DC wall charger

USB Type-C active cable

USB Type-C active cable

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