Infineon Introduces USB PD 3.1 High-Voltage Microcontroller

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

July 29, 2021

News

Infineon Introduces USB PD 3.1 High-Voltage Microcontroller

The EZ-PD PMG1 (Power Delivery Microcontroller Gen1) is Infineon’s first generation of USB PD MCUs targeting any embedded system that provides or consumes power with high-voltage up to 28 V (140 W).

The EZ-PD PMG1 device supports high-power capabilities defined in the USB PD 3.1 specification and leverages the MCU to provide additional control capability. The new products are ideal for consumer, industrial and communications markets for applications such as smart speakers, routers, power and garden tools.

The PMG1 family integrates a USB PD stack to enable reliable performance and interoperability. It features an ARM Cortex M0/M0+ processor with up to 256 KB Flash memory and 32 KB SRAM, USB full-speed device, programmable general purpose input/output (GPIO) pins, gate drivers, low drop out (LDO) regulators, and high-voltage protection circuits. The PMG1 MCU also provides hardware and firmware protection, including over-voltage and over-current protection, short circuit and reverse current protection, secure firmware boot, and signed firmware update.

The new devices include programmable analog and digital blocks to customize and integrate intelligent analog sensors into the application. The PMG1 MCU is also field programmable to allow signed firmware updates for efficiency. Programming is supported by the ModusToolbox integrated development environment with the PMG1 software development kit along with prototyping kits and quick start guide. 

The USB PD microcontroller family PMG 1 can be ordered now. 

For more information, visit: www.cypress.com/products/ez-pd-pmg1-portfolio-high-voltage-mcus-usb-c-power-delivery.

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Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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