USB Type-C is the fastest adopted USB standard. Designers are busy adding Type-C capability to existing products and requesting SoC designers to add native USB Type-C support in next-generation SoCs. The main advantage for users of the USB Type-C connector is the flippability of the connector. One small and robust connector for data, video and power is advantageous for portable products, and appreciated by end-users if implemented properly. However, USB Type-C implementation is non-trivial and specification updates are frequent.

This webinar discusses how to integrate USB Type-C and DisplayPort controllers and PHY IP in your next SoC. This includes solving the hardware and software partitioning challenges for an efficient, flexible and successful USB Type-C implementation. We will also provide a brief overview of Synopsys’ DesignWare USB-C/DisplayPort IP solution which integrates USB Type-C, USB 3.1 and DisplayPort 1.3 interfaces with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) 2.2.

Attend this webinar to learn about:

  • How Alt Mode affects SoC design
  • How to implement the Type-C Port Controller to address multiple SoC design challenges
  • Effective software partitioning for the Type-C Port Manager
  • Challenges and solutions to implementing the USB and DisplayPort datapath switch
  • Creating a cost, power, area and performance-optimized USB Type-C design

Who should attend:
Design engineers, design managers, and system architects who are interested in implementing USB Type-C in their next SoC.


Morten Christiansen, Technical Marketing Manager, Synopsys

Morten Christiansen is the Technical Marketing Manager for Synopsys’ DesignWare USB and DisplayPort 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.

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.