The USB-C interface is revolutionizing the way we charge our electronics devices. In addition to data transfer, USB-C supports bidirectional power flow at a much higher voltage range than traditional USB terminals. However, the current system architecture for dual or multiple USB Type-C ports is complex and faces challenges.
This white paper from Intersil:
· Proposes a new system architecture using a buck-boost voltage regulator and a combo battery charger
· Discusses how this architecture simplifies design and fully supports all USB-C functions
· Describes how to apply this architecture to the adapter side to implement a programmable power supply