DesignWare USB Type-C IP



The DesignWare® USB-C™ IP solution consists of a portfolio of USB-C 3.1, 3.0, 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.3 PHY and controller IP with HDCP 2.2 content protection, as well as verification IP, IP subsystems, IP prototyping kits and IP software development kits (SDKs).

In addition, the DesignWare USB-C IP solution supports features required for the USB Audio Device Class 3.0 specification to enable USB audio over Type-C connections. These elements accelerate development of advanced chip designs delivering video, data, audio, and power over a single USB Type-C™ connector.

  • Saves engineering effort with USB IP Subsystem, PHY, and Controller
  • Saves area with smallest combined solution area
  • Saves BOM costs with integrated features
  • Saves software effort with standard drivers that are compatible with open sources

As the leading supplier of USB IP, Synopsys enables designers to accelerate the integration of high-performance USB Type-C connectivity into their SoCs. The DesignWare USB-C 3.1, USB-C 3.0 and USB-C 2.0 IP simplifies users’ USB connection with reversible plug orientation and cable direction, and bi-directional power. The solution offers the lowest possible power consumption and optimizes performance and area tradeoffs.

The DesignWare USB-C 3.1 / DisplayPort TX 1.3 TX IP provides all of the benefits of the DesignWare USB-C 3.1 IP, and adds support for the DisplayPort Alt Mode. The DisplayPort 1.3 alt mode uses existing SuperSpeed USB lanes over USB Type-C connectors and cables to deliver up to 32.4 Gbps maximum link bandwidth with each of the four lanes running at 8.1 Gbps. The solution simplifies integration and reduces system-level costs by removing requirements for external crossbar switch components for the USB and DisplayPort datapaths. The DesignWare USB-C 3.1 / DisplayPort IP is targeted for integration into SoCs that support connections to high-definition (HD), 2K, 4K, and 8K Ultra High Definition (UHD) display from mobile devices, set-top boxes and other applications requiring output of high-resolution content.

The DesignWare USB-C 3.1 / DisplayPort 1.3 TX IP solution integrates HDCP 2.2 content security, which is required to play back UHD 4K and higher-resolution content over DisplayPort 1.3 alternate mode. It creates a secure connection between a source and display by using industry standard public key and advanced encryption algorithms for successful content transfer. Synopsys’ HDCP 2.2 content protection IP provides designers with a complete and highly secure implementation of the HDCP 2.2 standard, including the entire control plane processing with authentication and key exchange protocols, as well as key stream generation. Incorporating HDCP 2.2 content protection in the DesignWare USB-C 3.1 / DisplayPort 1.3 TX IP solution helps designers meet the stringent compliance requirements of the DCP LLC licensing authority.