USB Port Power Controller Can Deliver 12W

USB Port Power Controller Can Deliver 12W

Microchip Technology Inc. has expanded its portfolio of programmable USB port power controller with the UCS100X family. The controllers offer advanced USB-based charging capabilities for devices including laptops, tablets, and docking stations as well as AC-DC power-supply and charging products. The family is designed to support active cables such as Apple’s Lightning connector. The chips can provide up to 12W of power to a device.

The UCS1001-3, UCS1001-4 and UCS1002-2—are an expansion of its popular UCS1001 and UCS1002 series and offer higher current and priority charging. The UCS1002-2 also features a built-in sensor that can report on the amount of charging current, optimizing the appropriate allocation of power. Evaluation boards start at $24.99 for the UCS1001-3/4.


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