App note: How to shrink your USB Type-C battery charger

Maxim’s app note on a highly compact Type-C charger solution. Link here (PDF) A highly integrated solution, as seen with the MAX77860 USB Type-C 3A switch-mode charger, dramatically reduces system complexity by integrating the charger, the power path, the Safeout LDO, ADC, and the USB-C CC and BC 1.2 detection in a small 3.9mm x […]

App note: Basics and low-cost solution proposals to move from legacy USB2.0 connector to USB Type-C™ connector with STM32 devices

App note from STMicroelectronics about interfacing STM32 legacy USB 2.0 to USB Type-C. Link here (PDF) This application note is a guideline to introduce this USB Type-C connector onto platform to replace legacy USB2.0 connectors. It introduces some basis of the two new standards USB Type-C™ and the USB Power Delivery.

App note: USB Type-C protection and filtering

STMicroelectronics’ solution for simplifying USB Type-C protection and filtering using transient voltage suppressors, common mode filtering and proper board layout. Link here (PDF) The USB interface has been present on the market for nearly 2 decades and thanks to that, nowadays it is quite obvious for everybody to connect electronic devices in this manner. However, […]

App note: USB Type-C, CC Pin Design Considerations

Application note from ON Semiconductor on USB Type-C connector supporting non-USB standard charging protocol, Link here (PDF) When designing hardware systems with Type−C connectors, a designer also has to consider all legacy, standard, and non-standard specifications that exist in the USB connector eco system. With the introduction of the Type−C connector and the Configuration channel […]

App note: PCB routing methodology for SuperSpeed USB 3.1 switch family from ON Semiconductor

Routing USB 3.1 traces app note from ON Semiconductor. Link here (PDF) The introduction of USB Type−C has provided a significant launch opportunity for USB3.1 data rates across an array of platforms from portable to desktop and beyond. This proliferation of Type−C will certainly create challenges due to the high speed nature of the interface. […]

App note: USB Type C, CC Pin design considerations, high voltage design considerations for Type-C connector pins in systems supporting non-USB standard charging protocol and/or fault cases

Another app note from Fairchild Semiconductors on USB Type C to USB legacy design considerations. Link here (PDF) When designing hardware systems with type C connectors, a designer also has to consider all legacy, standard, and nonstandard specifications that exist in the USB connector eco system. With the introduction of the Type C connector and […]

App note: USB Type-C design considerations, USB Type-C adapters

Type-C USB cable adapter design consideration app note from Fairchild Semiconductors. Link here (PDF) USB is a ubiquitous connector that is used by many customers and in many different applications. With the official release of the USB Type-C connector, many companies are racing to implement this new connector and the supporting infrastructure. The early adopters […]