Infineon teams with Framework using dual/single port USB-C PD controller with EPR

The issue of e-waste and disposable laptops has become a growing concern for many consumers looking for more sustainable options for their technology products. In response, Framework Computer in collaboration with Infineon Technologies has launched their latest product, the Framework Laptop 16. This laptop is the first consumer product to support 180 W and 240 W USB-C, thanks in large part to the use of the highly integrated dual/single port USB-C PD controller with Extended Power Range (EPR) support, EZ-PD CCG8.

“The EZ-PD CCG8 has enabled immense flexibility, not only supporting the latest USB-PD 3.1 standard, but also making our unique Expansion Card system possible, allowing end user customisation of ports.” said Nirav Patel, Founder and CEO of Framework. “Decarbonisation is a goal we work towards every day at Infineon. I am very delighted that thanks to our solution, Framework offers a product to its customers which is not only high-performing but also supports a greener tomorrow.” said Ganesh Subramaniam, Senior Vice President of Wired Connectivity Solutions at Infineon.

The EZ-PD CCG8 is a USB Type-C controller. It is dual/single-port and complies with the latest USB Type-C and Power Delivery specifications. The controller includes discrete N-channel field effect transistor (NFET) gate driver with fault protection and slew rate. It offers a 32-bit, 48 MHz Arm ® Cortex ®-M0 Plus processor and integrates a Type-C transceiver with R p, R d, and dead battery R d termination. These features provide a complete USB Type-C and USB PD port control solution. The EZ-PD CCG8 simplifies the design process for engineers. It is an excellent choice for advanced connectivity solutions in PCs, notebooks, and other devices.

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