The EZ-PD CCG7D, a dual-port USB-C power delivery (PD) solution with an integrated boost controller, has been launched by Infineon Technologies. The USB-C PD has been designed for in-car charging applications and complies with the most up-to-date USB Type-C and PD specifications (Ver. 3.1) and is also AEC Q-100 qualified.
Infineon’s PD solution has been developed specifically for automotive applications which support Display Port (DP) in alternate modes, and has already been implemented in Chinese automotive OEM Li Auto’s new SUV, the L9.
The smart solution enables USB devices to be charged while sharing multimedia content with the vehicle at the same time. The device is suited for a range of automotive charging applications, including head unit chargers, rear seat chargers and rear seat entertainment systems.
The CCG7D-based alternate-mode solution implements two USB-C ports. One port supports DP-Sink, while the second port supports DP-Source. This enables a two-way multimedia entertainment center to be implemented in the vehicle, enabling USB devices to be charged while streaming video from a smartphone or laptop to in-vehicle display and/or sending video to VR goggles.
Additionally, the integration provided by the CCG7D reduces the required number of materials and provides an optimized footprint for solutions with an output power of up to 100W per port.
“As a leading provider of USB-C PD solutions for consumer and computing applications, Infineon offers seamless interoperability for the automotive market by enabling both USB-C PD charging and display port alternate mode capabilities with the EZ-PD CCG7D,” said Ganesh Subramaniam, senior vice president and general manager, wired connectivity solutions, Infineon.
“Model L9 is the leading car model with USB-C PD alternate mode function globally now. With this, we enable charging of devices as well as multimedia content sharing in the car, providing convenience and a new user experience for passengers and drivers.”