Portable devices have become lighter, thinner and more powerful with each generation. The latest phones, advanced tablets, hybrid laptops and “anybooks” support new consumer requirements for legacy laptop replacement and all-day productivity without charging. However, most internal space for these devices is allocated to the battery, leaving little room for the other electronics. Therefore, system-on-chip (SoC) designers must integrate more functionality, minimize SoC pin counts and trim the number of connectors. USB Type-CTM is the preferred connector for these thin, powerful mobile devices, supporting data, audio, video and power through a single connection. This article describes how SoC designers can accelerate design development by taking advantage of a pre-configured and pre-integrated USB-C 3.1/DisplayPort solution, including USB 3.1, DisplayPort 1.4 TX, DisplayPort AUX, HDCP 1.4 controllers, HDCP 2.2 Embedded Security Modules and USB 2.0, USB 3.1, DisplayPort TX and DisplayPort AUX PHYs, in addition to verification IP and test-cases. Adopting the DesignWare® USB-C 3.1/DisplayPort solution (Figure 1) reduces IP configuration, integration and verification efforts and enables designers to meet time-to-market needs while minimizing external, on-board components and product bill-of-materials (BoM) costs.