Lattice offers packaged design for power functions in USB 3.1 Type-C connectors

September 10, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Lattice says it can provide the fastest time-to-market for manufacturers, with the first programmable USB 3.1 Type-C solution; it is offering adrop-in design for the power delivery functions, promising a faster end-product than awaiting the availability of dedicated ICs.

The design is for a USB 3.1 Type-C power delivery solution to help you develop USB 3.1 Type-C connectors and quickly get them to market, and that addresses all the critical power-related functions required by the recently-finalised USB 3.1 Type-C specification, which defines very small jacks well suited to smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices.

“The considerable advantages of USB 3.1 Type-C connectors make them a lucrative market opportunity for manufacturers, and our solution enables them to get a 'first mover' advantage,” said Keith Bladen, Marketing Vice President at Lattice. “Manufacturers can immediately take advantage of our solution and its proven silicon to begin developing their connectors, rather than lose precious time waiting for ASSPs to fully implement the specification.”

The core of Lattice’s solution is the company’s highly successful iCE40 devices, which are suited to this application with a combination of programmability, low power and small size. USB 3.1 Type-C power delivery is the latest addition to the company’s portfolio of USB 3 and 3.1 solutions.


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