Inside a New Architecture for USB Type-C Applications
The USB-C interface is revolutionizing the way we charge our electronics devices. In addition to data transfer, USB-C supports bidirectional power flow at a much higher voltage range than traditional USB terminals. However, the current system architecture for dual or multiple USB Type-C ports is complex and faces challenges. This white paper:
- Proposes a new system architecture using a buck-boost voltage regulator and a combo battery charger
- Discusses how this architecture simplifies design and fully supports all USB-C functions
- Describes how to apply this architecture to the adapter side to implement a programmable power supply
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