World’s First Programmable USB Port Power Controllers for Active Connectors and 12W Charging

  World’s First Programmable USB Port Power Controllers for Active Connectors
  and 12W Charging

   Microchip’s UCS100X Family Offers Programmable Charging Emulation and an
Integrated Current Sensor for Wider Charging Compatibility at Higher Currents

Business Wire

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- August 12, 2013

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of
microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced
the expansion of its programmable USB port power controller portfolio with the
three-member UCS100X family. These new power controllers offer advanced
USB-based charging capabilities for designing host devices, such as laptops,
tablets, monitors, docking stations and printers; as well as dedicated AC-DC
power-supply and charging products, such as wall adapters.

Microchip’s new USB port power controllers—the UCS1001-3, UCS1001-4 and
UCS1002-2—are an expansion of its popular UCS1001 and UCS1002 series. These
new controllers offer higher current and priority charging for smartphones and
tablets. The UCS100X have also added support for active cables, such as the
Apple^® Lightning™ connector, along with 12W charging. The UCS1002-2 features
a built-in current sensor that can report on the amount of charging current.
This allows a system to optimize its charging current and appropriately
allocate power. Additionally, the UCS100X can support future USB product
designs via a flexible method for detecting and creating charging emulation
profiles. This allows designers to update their systems as new products are
introduced to the market, while providing compatibility with a wider range of
existing products.

“With this expansion of our programmable USB port power controller portfolio,
Microchip continues to charge portable systems better than anybody else,” said
Bryan J. Liddiard, marketing vice president of Microchip’s Analog and
Interface Products Division. “The UCS1002 continues to be the only series of
programmable USB port power controllers on the market that can be updated for
future charging profiles. This flexibility is vital to preventing the
obsolescence of a USB charging port.”

Development Support

The UCS100X family is supported by Microchip’s new UCS1001-3/4 Evaluation
Board (Part # ADM00540, $24.99) and UCS1002-2 Evaluation Board (Part #
ADM00497, $90.00), both of which are available today from any Microchip sales
representative or authorized worldwide distributor.

Pricing & Availability

The UCS1001-3, UCS1001-4 and UCS1002-2 are available now for sampling in a
20-pin QFN package. Pricing starts at $0.90 each, in 5,000-unit quantities.
For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative or
authorized worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip’s Web site at To purchase products mentioned in this
press release, go to microchipDIRECT or contact one of Microchip’s authorized
distribution partners.


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Tags / Keywords: USB Port, Charging, Lightning Connector, Tablet Charger,
Smart Phone Charger, Port Power Controller, Port Power, UCS1001, UCS1002, USB
Charger, Programmable USB


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