Single-chip solution for devices powered over a USB Type-C connection

The EZ-PD™ PMG1 family of devices from Infineon integrates a high-voltage microcontroller alongside a USB Type‑C® Power Delivery controller, streamlining USB Type-C implementation by replacing the main MCU with a single-chip solution.

The EZ-PD PMG1 from Infineon is a family of high-voltage microcontrollers including an integrated USB Type-C Power Delivery (PD) controller. The provision of a single-chip solution solves the problems that design engineers face when implementing USB Type-C connectivity and USB PD capability in their applications. The Infineon integrated option:

  • Eliminates the need for in-depth USB Type-C knowledge
  • Performs the functions that require the capabilities of a low-cost yet flexible MCU
  • Provides on-chip security and protection functions
  • Reduces the bill-of-materials and saves board space

The EZ-PD PMG1 MCUs include an Arm® Cortex®-M0/M0+ core and a USB Type-C PD controller together with configurable analog and digital peripherals. These are suitable for use in any embedded system that provides or consumes power to or from a high-voltage USB Type-C PD port.

The MCUs include a proven USB-PD protocol stack which complies with the USB specifications and ensures interoperability with other USB equipment. Development of USB-PD applications is supported by a software development kit (SDK) provided by Infineon as part of the ModusToolbox™ firmware development environment. ModusToolbox software also enables seamless migration between all EZ-PD PMG1 devices.

Now Infineon has created a new prototyping kit for the EZ-PD PMG1-B1, the USB-C high voltage MCU that has an integrated buck-boost battery charger. The new EVAL_PMG1_B1_DRP board adds to the portfolio of development systems from  Infineon, which also includes the CY7110, CY7111, CY7112 and CY7113.

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