San Jose, Calif. – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. claims the industry’s first complete solution for USB-C to native HDMI connections without adapters or converters. Based on Cypress EZ-PD USB-C controllers, the solution allows next-generation laptops, smartphones, tablets, digital cameras and other HDMI-enabled sources with USB-C connectors to connect directly to HDMI-enabled displays, including HD and 4K televisions, using only a USB-C to HDMI cable.
The EZ-PD controllers now support HDMI Alternate Mode for USB Type-C, along with USB Type-C standard support for audio, video and data protocols, and USB Power Delivery (PD) for fast charging.
“All HD and 4K televisions include HDMI connections, but connecting non-HDMI-enabled source devices requires adapters or converters that do not enable all native HDMI features,” said Cypress. “With the Cypress HDMI Alternate Mode solution, source device manufacturers can now utilize native HDMI features via USB Type-C connectors.”
Cypress is demonstrating its HDMI Alternate Mode for USB-C solution in conjunction with Panasonic in the HDMI Licensing Administrator, Inc. booth #20930 at CES 2017, South Hall 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“At Panasonic, we viewed the versatility of USB-C as an opportunity to expand the connectivity of our HDMI-enabled displays, and we worked closely with Cypress and their USB-C experts to support HDMI Alt Mode,” said Naoshi Usuki, R&D director at Panasonic, in a statement. “Our demonstration at CES will show the many benefits consumers will experience as we bring these two popular connectivity standards together.”
The EZ-PD portfolio of USB-C controllers also includes the CCG1, the industry’s first programmable USB-C controller; the CCG2, the market’s smallest programmable USB-C solution, and the CCG4, the industry’s first two-port USB-C solution.