Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD) today announced the introduction of
the AP43770 USB Type-C™ power delivery (PD) controller, a highly
integrated solution for implementing PD over USB in fixed and portable
devices, and offline power adapters. The AP43770 is well-suited to a
range of applications where USB PD is implemented, including AC
adapters, power hubs, battery banks, and USB PD converters. It features
an embedded microcontroller running firmware compliant with the latest
USB Type-C specification and USB PD Revision 3.0 V1.1. Support for
Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ (QC) 4/4+ is built into the device.
Additionally, the inclusion of QC3.0, QC2.0, and Battery Charging (BC)
revision 1.2 and other legacy protocols with auto-detection means that
backwards compatibility can be maintained with existing equipment.
The programmable power supply (PPS) feature, introduced with the latest
version of the USB PD specification, is also supported by the AP43770.
The PPS feature allows the output voltage to vary based on the load
requirements; this is communicated using a relevant augmented power data
object (APDO). Support for PPS with APDO is implemented in the AP43770
through a constant current and constant voltage (CC/CV) output driver
that is adjustable in 50mA steps up to 6A, and 20mV steps between 3V and
As USB PD has the potential to deliver high levels of power, the USB
eMarker feature is increasingly applied to active cables. The AP43770
includes the necessary support for eMarker technology, in order to
detect and identify cables before power is delivered. Cable compensation
is also supported.
When coupled with a suitable PWM controller, such as Diodes’ AP3108L,
the AP43770 provides a total PD solution. It also features up to 8kb of
OTP (for main firmware code) or MTP (for user configurable parameters).
MTP memory can be used to set up power specification and protocol
options to the manufacturer’s requirements.
The AP43770 is available in the space-saving TSSOP-16 package. Further
information is available at www.diodes.com.
Qualcomm is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the
United States and other countries. Quick Charge is a trademark of
Qualcomm Quick Charge is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
USB Type-C is a trademark of USB Implementers Forum.
About Diodes Incorporated
Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a Standard and Poor’s SmallCap 600
and Russell 3000 Index company, is a leading global manufacturer and
supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within
the broad discrete, logic, analog and mixed-signal semiconductor
markets. Diodes serves the consumer electronics, computing,
communications, industrial, and automotive markets. Diodes’ products
include diodes, rectifiers, transistors, MOSFETs, protection devices,
function-specific arrays, single gate logic, amplifiers and comparators,
Hall-effect and temperature sensors, power management devices, including
LED drivers, AC-DC converters and controllers, DC-DC switching and
linear voltage regulators, and voltage references along with special
function devices, such as USB power switches, load switches, voltage
supervisors, and motor controllers. Diodes also has timing,
connectivity, switching, and signal integrity solutions for high-speed
signals. Diodes’ corporate headquarters and Americas’ sales office are
located in Plano, Texas and Milpitas, California. Design, marketing, and
engineering centers are located in Plano; Milpitas; Taipei, Taiwan;
Taoyuan City, Taiwan; Zhubei City, Taiwan; Manchester, England; and
Neuhaus, Germany. Diodes’ wafer fabrication facilities are located in
Manchester and Greenock, UK, and Shanghai, China. Diodes has assembly
and test facilities located in Shanghai, Jinan, Chengdu, and Yangzhou,
China, as well as in Hong Kong, Neuhaus and Taipei. Additional
engineering, sales, warehouse, and logistics offices are located in
Taipei; Hong Kong; Manchester; Shanghai; Shenzhen, China; Seongnam-si,
South Korea; and Munich, Germany, with support offices throughout the
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