Fairchild’s programmable USB Type-C controller, in distribution

June 19, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Mouser Electronics has the FUSB300C Programmable USB Type-C Controller from Fairchild Semiconductor. This thin client solution detects attachment and orientation to USB Type-C devices with software flexibility that provides support for multiple platforms.

Mouser Electronics has the FUSB300C Programmable USB Type-C Controller from Fairchild Semiconductor. This thin client solution detects attachment and orientation to USB Type-C devices with software flexibility that provides support for multiple platforms.

This programmable USB Type-C controller is a generic hardware solution for designers looking to implement a DRP/DFP/UFP connector with the USB Type-C specification. The FUSB300C automates VBUS threshold detection as well as the various charging current levels, and includes an integrated VCONN power switch. The controller is programmable across multiple platforms through a fast mode I ²C-bus interface.

The FUSB300C determines attachment through multiple comparators and a programmable 6-bit digital-to-analogue converter (DAC). The DAC determines the state of the VBUS and two configuration channel (CC) pins and relays information about attach/detach and charging current capabilities. The controller is rated for a typical VDD supply voltage (VVDD) of 3.3V, with a typical VBUS supply voltage (VVBUS) of 5V (max. 21V).

Mouser Electronics; www.mouser.com/new/Fairchild-Semiconductor/fairchild-fusb300c-controller/