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World’s First Programmable USB Port Power Controllers for Active Connectors and 12W Charging

Microchip’s UCS100X Family Offers Programmable Charging Emulation and an Integrated Current Sensor for Wider Charging Compatibility at Higher Currents


CHANDLER, Ariz. - (NASDAQ: MCHP) — Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced the expansion of its programmable USB port power controller portfolio with the three-member UCS100X family. These new power controllers offer advanced USB-based charging capabilities for designing host devices, such as laptops, tablets, monitors, docking stations and printers; as well as dedicated AC-DC power-supply and charging products, such as wall adapters.

Microchip’s new USB port power controllers—the UCS1001-3, UCS1001-4 and UCS1002-2—are an expansion of its popular UCS1001 and UCS1002 series. These new controllers offer higher current and priority charging for smartphones and tablets. The UCS100X have also added support for active cables, such as the Apple® Lightning™ connector, along with 12W charging. The UCS1002-2 features a built-in current sensor that can report on the amount of charging current. This allows a system to optimize its charging current and appropriately allocate power. Additionally, the UCS100X can support future USB product designs via a flexible method for detecting and creating charging emulation profiles. This allows designers to update their systems as new products are introduced to the market, while providing compatibility with a wider range of existing products.

“With this expansion of our programmable USB port power controller portfolio, Microchip continues to charge portable systems better than anybody else,” said Bryan J. Liddiard, marketing vice president of Microchip’s Analog and Interface Products Division. “The UCS1002 continues to be the only series of programmable USB port power controllers on the market that can be updated for future charging profiles. This flexibility is vital to preventing the obsolescence of a USB charging port.”

Development Support

The UCS100X family is supported by Microchip’s new UCS1001-3/4 Evaluation Board (Part # ADM00540, $24.99) and UCS1002-2 Evaluation Board (Part # ADM00497, $90.00), both of which are available today from any Microchip sales representative or authorized worldwide distributor.

Pricing & Availability

The UCS1001-3, UCS1001-4 and UCS1002-2 are available now for sampling in a 20-pin QFN package. Pricing starts at $0.90 each, in 5,000-unit quantities. For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative or authorized worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip’s Web site at To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go to microchipDIRECT or contact one of Microchip’s authorized distribution partners.

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