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Parade Introduces First USB Type-C Redriving Switches with Integrated USB PD Controller and USB-C Port Controller

Posted December 1st, 2015

New Chips Increase System Integration by Combining Port Configuration Switch, High-Speed Signal Redrivers, and USB Power Delivery Controller Function for USB Type-C Interface

San Jose, Calif.— 1 December 2015 —Parade Technologies, Ltd. (Taiwan OTC: 4966.TWO), a leading video display, touch controller, and high-speed interface IC supplier, today announced new additions to its family of USB Type-C port configuration switch devices.  The PS8750 and PS8751 are port configuration switches that include high-speed signal redriver circuitry and respectively integrate the USB PD (Power Delivery) Controller and Port Controller, providing integrated USB Type-C Power Delivery support.  The PS8750 and PS8751 accommodate the USB 3.1 Gen 1 data rate of 5Gbps, and DisplayPort Alt Mode at link rates up to 5.4Gbps (HBR2).

The PS8750 and PS8751 provide the full functionality needed to support the USB Type-C receptacle of a Host (DFP) Device and include the support of a DisplayPort Alt Mode Source (DFP-D).  System applications include smartphones, tablets, notebook and desktop personal computers, and accessories such as docking stations. The PS8750 and PS8751 include the port configuration switch that enables plug flipping and interfacing to various downstream device types.  Integrated high-speed signal redrivers are included to improve signal integrity.  For USB Power Delivery, the devices support Provider, Consumer, and Dual Role Swap configurations.

The PS8750 integrates a full USB-PD Controller, compliant with the USB Power Delivery Specification, eliminating the need for an external USB-PD Controller chip. The PS8751 integrates a USB-C Port Controller, compliant with the USB Type-C Port Controller Interface Specification, for those systems using an embedded USB Type-C Port Manager.  The USB PD Controller / Port Controller function is MPU based and includes an embedded SPI ROM and VCONN switch.

“The PS8750 and PS8751 provide the next level of integration that OEMs want for USB Type-C enabled Host systems,” said Jimmy Chiu, Executive VP of Marketing at Parade Technologies.  “Implementers are finding that the USB-C port configuration switch must always be used with redrivers if they want to meet compliance and reliability interoperate with other systems.  Plus, each port also needs a USB PD Controller or Port Controller function, depending on system architecture.  The PS8750 and PS8751 provide all of this in one package, which simplifies design, lowers cost, and shrinks system size.”

During its 10 year history, Parade has been the largest supplier of high speed interface devices that have been critical in the enablement of the DisplayPort and SuperSpeed USB ecosystems.  The PS8750 and PS8751, the first products available that offer this level of integration, represent Parade’s ongoing commitment to leverage the synergy of DisplayPort and the USB Type-C interface.

Availability

The PS8750 and PS8751 is available in a 6.5×4.5mm 52-pin QFN package and is sampling now.  The PS8751 is also available in a 3×4.5mm 60-ball VFBGA package.

About Parade Technologies, Ltd. and Parade Technologies, Inc.

Parade Technologies, Ltd. (Taiwan OTC: 4966.TWO) is a leading fabless supplier of mixed-signal ICs for a variety of popular display, touch controller, and high-speed interface standards used in computers, consumer electronics and display panels. Parade’s portfolio of IC products serves the growing demand for DisplayPort™, eDP™ (Embedded DisplayPort), HDMI®, SATA, PCI Express and USB ICs for display, touch, storage and interface applications.

Parade leverages its close relationships with market-leading Tier-1 OEMs to develop ICs that provide unique system capabilities. Many of the company’s devices integrate proprietary technologies that offer superior system signal integrity, advanced system integration and enhanced power efficiency. As a result of the company’s “standards-plus” design philosophy, Parade ICs have been designed into products offered by nearly every leading computer and display vendor worldwide.

Parade Technologies, Inc., is a wholly owned US-based subsidiary of Parade Technologies, Ltd.  Parade Technologies, Inc. can be reached at (408) 329-5540, or on the Internet at http://www.paradetech.com.