Fresco Logic live demonstrated the industry’s first USB-C™ Programmable Power Supply solution Compliant to Power Delivery(PD) 3.0 Rev 1.1 Specification at Taipei Computex 2017. The first demo showcased Fresco Logic’s Panther Creek-based FL7103 PD controller and a Partner’s buck-boost technology. Fresco Logic will provide a series PPS compliant charger solutions that will enable customers to fast deploy PD3.0 PPS in tablets, power banks, mobile devices, smart home appliances, auto electronics, and more.
Programmable Power Supply (PPS) is one of the most important additions to the USB-C™ Power Delivery 3.0 standard. A power supply’s output voltage can be programmatically adjusted in small increments (20mv) over its advertised range from 3v to 21v. It also supports current fold back up to 5A, providing constant current charging. This enables a smartphone to charge up to 50% in just 15 minutes. PPS is also compatible and supports QC4 fast charging from Qualcomm.
“The Programmable Power Supply provides a significant addition to existing USB-C Power Delivery standard because of its unmatched smart and super-fast charging capabilities,” said Ajay Bhatt, a world-renowned engineer and a former chief architect at Intel for the USB and PCI Express technologies. “I am pleased to see Fresco Logic’s commitment to be a technology leader and to enable customers to deliver first-to-market smart power products based on new USB-C PD3.0 PPS.”
“The Panther Creek™ Architecture is not just about fast charging, and Power Delivery, it is also about the ability to survive after product is released” said Robert McVay, CTO of Fresco Logic, “Our PD products support field updates which can be necessary due to the specification revisions and compatibility issues with important platforms as they are released. We are confident we are bringing the best of compatibility, interoperability, and total solution to our customers”.
Panther Creek Architecture is Fresco Logic’s advanced USB-C PD technology that features configurability, survivability and custom optimization beyond fast charging and power delivery, An on chip micro-engine provides flexibility to allow customers fix system issues in the field due to specification immaturity and to fix compatibility issues with important platforms. Panther Creek Technology powers Fresco Logic USB-IF certified PD Controller FL710x Product line for wide range application from host, dongle/Dock and Power charger.