The new USB Type-C connector offers Power Delivery, analog audio, and flippable symmetry within the receptacle. Consumers will love the improvement to USB and SoC designers are learning how to quickly implement the connectors in their current designs and roll out complete feature sets in the next generations of their products.

This webinar will provide an overview of the USB Type-C specification from an SoC designer’s perspective. It will walk through how to convert existing USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 designs to include USB Type-C. It will then detail design decisions and recommendations for new SoC architectures to help ensure backward compatibility, a scalable design, and long-term success.

What the registrant will learn by attending the webinar:

  • The key points and features in the USB Type-C specification for upgrading and new SoC designs
  • How to convert existing designs to support USB Type-C The cleanest way to design new system architectures to support USB Type-C
  • The cleanest way to design new system architectures to support USB Type-C
  • What third-party IP providers like Synopsys will provide to support your design goals

Who Should Attend:
SoC designers, architects, and managers interested in implementing USB Type-C connectivity


Morten Christiansen
Technical Marketing Manager, Synopsys

Morten Christiansen is the Technical Marketing Manager for Synopsys’ DesignWare USB IP. Prior to joining Synopsys, Morten was a Principal System Designer at ST-Ericsson and Ericsson, designing mobile phone and modem chipsets for 19 years. He was also Member of Technical Staff at ST-Ericsson.

Morten has contributed to more than 20 USB standards, including USB 3.1, Battery Charging, HSIC, SSIC as well as communication standards including WMC, EEM, NCM and MBIM, which are used in billions of USB products. In addition to the non-patented USB standards contributions, Morten holds 6 international patents for other USB inventions. Morten holds a Master of Science degree from The Norwegian Institute of Technology 1983.

Gervais Fong
Senior Product Manager, Synopsys

Gervais Fong is a Senior Product Manager for Mixed-Signal PHY IP at Synopsys. Gervais has over 15 years of experience holding product marketing and product management positions covering ASIC, FPGA, EDA, and IP products. Gervais holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.