USB Power Delivery controllers manage 100W

June 05, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Microchip's UPD100X features industry-standard power delivery and battery charging protocol increasing overall system performance capabilities; it enables delivery of 100W of power, whilst transmitting USB data, to create a single cable for connectivity of all consumer products.

100W of power from a single standard USB port is 40 times the power compared to USB 2.0. With up to 100W of available power, designers can dynamically allocate this power to fast battery charging and system power.

The UPD1001 is the first of the family and is a flexible and configurable solution that supports the five USB-IF standard UPD power profiles plus an additional 25 UPD-compliant profiles for a total of 30 profiles supported by a single chip. This will allow designers to select the optimum power profiles in order to meet their specific application requirements. Simple configuration is achieved by strapping the two configuration select pins on the UPD1001. A number of configurations are available to provide utmost flexibility. Integrated quad-banks of one-time programmable memory allow for further system customisation without the need for any external memory components.

The UPD100X family serves applications such as consumer notebooks, printers and accessories, docking stations, mobile devices and battery chargers; industrial computers and handheld devices; and automotive products including head units, break-out boxes and USB battery chargers, among other applications. It is supported by Microchip's UPD1001 Evaluation Kit (EVB-UPD1001) at $299.00.