ROHM’s New Evaluation Boards for USB Type-C USB Power Delivery



Facilitates prototyping and initial set development of USBPD applications ranging from mobile devices to larger 100W class equipment

ROHM has recently announced the availability of USB Power Delivery (USBPD) compatible transmitter/receiver evaluation boards designed to connect to information and peripheral devices using the new Type-C connector.

Recent years have seen a greater demand to reduce industrial waste in many regions, including Europe, for example by utilizing or developing universal connectors and chargers for a variety of electronic devices that can be used worldwide. As such, the new USB Type-C connector and USB Power Delivery standard developed by the USB Implementers Forum are attracting increased attention, featuring a breakthrough interface that boasts a compact, reversible/flippable connector capable of simultaneously transmitting data and scalable power over a wide range.

USBPD extends the power supply range from the conventional 15W to up to 100W (20V/5A) between USB Type-C compliant devices. This enables larger devices such as laptops and TVs to be powered via USB while contributing to the transformation of infrastructure as the number of USB ports in homes and hotels continues to grow.

The new BM92AxxMWV-EVK-01 series integrates ROHM’s USBPD controller IC that supports the USB Type-C Rev1.1 and USBPD Rev2.0 standards for connecting with USB Type-C devices. ROHM leveraged leading BiCDMOS processes and circuit technology to develop USB PD controller ICs that are expected to provide greater convenience while significantly reducing industrial waste. The initial launch will consist of six boards in a mix of both receiver and transmitter types to meet the needs of a variety of applications. Users can combine receiver and transmitter boards to easily achieve and evaluate USB PD operation.

The boards are offered with all necessary supporting materials available on ROHM’s website.

Supporting Materials
All required materials are available on ROHM’s website
◆ Documents: Datasheets, manuals, circuit diagrams
Dedicated USBPD page: http://www.rohm.com/web/global/support/usbpd

What is USB Power Delivery?
A USB power expansion standard for delivering up to 100W of power over USB. This allows larger devices such as laptops to be powered that are not possible using conventional USB while speeding up charging time considerably for portables. Under the USB PD protocol connected devices negotiate power requirements and enter into a contract to determine the optimum voltage and current levels needed. USB PD communication requires a new dedicated CC line that functions independently of conventional USB data transmission.


About ROHM Semiconductor
ROHM Semiconductor is an industry leader in system LSI, discrete components and module products, utilizing the latest in semiconductor technology. ROHM’s proprietary production system, which includes some of the most advanced automation technology, is a major factor in keeping it at the forefront of the electronic component manufacturing industry. In addition to its development of electronic components, ROHM has also developed its own production system so that it can focus on specific aspects of customized product development. ROHM employs highly skilled engineers with expertise in all aspects of design, development and production. This allows ROHM the flexibility to take on a wide range of applications and projects and the capability to serve valuable clients in the automotive, telecommunication and computer sectors, as well as consumer OEMs.

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