Renesas: controller for safer USB power delivery

Posted 26 June 2017

Renesas Electronics has announced its R9J02G012 USB Power Delivery (USB PD) controller intended for use in a wide range of USB PD products employing direct current (DC) power including AC adapters, PCs, smartphones, other consumer and office equipment, and toys.

R9J02G012 is a single package solution that supports both USB Power Delivery Rev. 3.0 (USB PD 3.0) and USB Type-C Authentication Rev 1.0, which enables device-to-device authentication.

All connecting ports will be able to electronically verify and trust the devices authenticity based on the certificates and public key infrastructure (PKI) defined in the USB Type-C Authentication specification. This mechanism allows system manufacturers to implement policies to examine the genuine origin of the connected PD devices such as cables and chargers before a high-power charging of is executed.

R9J02G012 supports the Power Delivery Firmware Update (PDFU) Specification, Revision 1.0.

Mass production is scheduled to begin in the beginning of January 2018

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