Business Wire

USB Promoter Group Announces USB Power Delivery Specification Revision 3.1

Share

The USB Promoter Group today announced the release of the USB Power Delivery (USB PD) Revision 3.1 specification, a major update to enable delivering up to 240W of power over the USB Type-C® cable and connector. Prior to this update, USB PD was limited to 100W via a solution based on 20V using USB Type-C cables rated at 5A. The USB Type-C specification has also been updated with Release 2.1 to define 240W cable requirements, and with the updated USB PD protocol and power supply definition, this extends the applicability of USB PD to a large number of applications where 100W wasn’t adequate.

The new USB PD architecture defines a much more stringent power negotiation protocol that helps to ensure that access to and use of this higher power capability can be done safely. It should be noted that safety requirements for products that use power in the range of 100 – 240W are also more stringent than lower power products and are defined by the applicable safety specifications dictated by the regulations for each country where the products will be sold.

“With the new capabilities of USB Power Delivery 3.1, we now enable higher power products such as larger notebook PCs to shift from traditional power connectors to USB Type-C,” said Brad Saunders, USB Promoter Group Chairman. “We also anticipate a wider range of product application developers outside of the traditional USB ecosystem to now consider standardizing on USB Type-C with USB PD power their power needs.”

Key characteristics of the USB PD 3.1 specification include:

  • A choice of three new fixed voltages: 28V (above 100W), 36V (above 140W) and 48V (above 180W) joining previously defined 5V, 9V, 15V and 20V fixed voltages.
  • A new adjustable voltage mode enabling a range from 15V to one of three maximum voltages (28V, 36V, or 48V) depending on the available power allowing the device being powered to request specific voltages to a 100 mV resolution.

USB Developer Days 2021, in the second half of this year, will include detailed technical training covering the updated USB PD and USB Type-C specifications.

This update is part of the USB performance roadmap and is specifically targeted to developers at this time. Branding and marketing guidelines are being established and will include a new cable labeling solution to inform users of the power capability supported by Certified USB Type-C cables.

“Always responsive to the market’s need for a higher-power, truly universal bus connector, the USB Promoter Group has again been quick to recognize and adapt its specifications for charging capability to anticipate customer requirements, potentially creating new markets for USB Power Delivery. ST, as an active member of the USB Promoter Group, with its strong company legacy of cooperation, technical expertise, and product reliability, will continue to provide high-quality, optimized semiconductor solutions,” said Matteo Lo-Presti, Executive Vice President, Analog, Sub-Group General Manager, Analog MEMS, and Sensors Group, STMicroelectronics.

“The 3.1 revision to the USB Power Delivery specification, which includes the capability to provide up to 48 V and 240 W of power, will help enable additional design opportunities for current and new users of USB Type-C technology,” said Deric Waters, senior member of technical staff at Texas Instruments.

About the USB Promoter Group

The USB Promoter Group, comprised of Apple Inc., Hewlett-Packard Inc., Intel Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Renesas Electronics Corporation, STMicroelectronics, and Texas Instruments, continues to develop the USB family of specifications to meet the market needs for increased functionality and performance of USB solutions. Additionally, the USB Promoter Group develops specification addendums (USB Power Delivery, USB Type-C®, and others) to extend or adapt its specifications to support more platform types or use cases where adopting USB technology will be beneficial in delivering a more ubiquitous, richer user experience.

About the USB-IF

The non-profit USB Implementers Forum, Inc. was formed to provide a support organization and forum for the advancement and adoption of USB technology as defined in the USB specifications. The USB-IF facilitates the development of high-quality compatible USB devices through its logo and compliance program, and promotes the benefits of USB and the quality of products that have passed compliance testing. Further information, including postings of the most recent product and technology announcements, is available by visiting the USB-IF website at www.usb.org.

USB Type-C® and USB-C® are registered trademarks of USB Implementers Forum.

To view this piece of content from cts.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.

Contact information

Brad Saunders
USB Promoter Group
+1 503-264-0817
brad.saunders@intel.com

Joe Balich
USB-IF PR
+1 503-619-4113
press@usb.org

About Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire
24 Martin Lane
EC4R 0DR London

+44 20 7626 1982http://www.businesswire.co.uk

(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.

Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

BearingPoint RegTech and Vizor Software Join Forces: Global RegTech and SupTech Powerhouse Created17.6.2021 09:50:00 CEST | Press release

BearingPoint RegTech (“RegTech”), a leading European provider of innovative regulatory, risk, and supervisory technology solutions, has signed an agreement regarding the acquisition of Vizor Software (“Vizor”). Vizoris a global leader in regulatory and supervisory technology headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. With the newly formed partnership, RegTech and Vizor aim to accelerate their future growth journey. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210617005052/en/ Jürgen Lux, CEO BearingPoint RegTech (Photo: Business Wire) The combination of the two companies follows a clear strategic rationale as the companies fit perfectly together and complement each other ideally with their solution portfolios. RegTech and Vizor have a strong track record within the regulatory and supervisory technology space. Furthermore, the two companies serve complimentary geographies. While RegTech can rely on a strong customer base in Germany,

SES Expands Cloud Leadership as Amazon Web Services Direct Connect Partner17.6.2021 08:50:00 CEST | Press release

SES today announced it has joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect Delivery Partner program. Through a technical and business review process, AWS validated SES’s ability to connect its customers directly to their AWS services over its network of multi-orbit satellites. This provides SES customers flexible, secure, reliable access to their cloud-based applications and services from virtually any location around the world. This is a major advantage to both enterprises and government users who require reliable bandwidth while working in remote locations. SES is the first satellite operator to achieve AWS Direct Connect Partner status. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210616006077/en/ SES Expands Cloud Leadership as Amazon Web Services Direct Connect Partner (Photo: Business Wire) As an AWS Direct Connect Delivery Partner, SES can provide enterprises and governments with dedicated connectivity between v

SIG SolarCAD II: Solar Thermal Delivering 80°C Daily Even in Winter Months17.6.2021 07:47:00 CEST | Press release

The new SIG SolarCAD II solar thermal power plant, designed and installed by the Geneva-based TVP Solar and inaugurated in February this year, has proven its high performance in winter conditions. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210616005846/en/ Even covered in snow, TVP Solar thermal panels supply SIG target temperatures and thermal energy (Photo: TVP Solar) More than 157 MWh (1.92 kWh/m²/day) of solar hot water at over 80°C were delivered to the district heat network (CAD) between January and April, i.e. 30% of the annual energy performance target of 516 MWh set between the Services Industriels de Genève (SIG) and TVP Solar. Michel Monnard, thermal director at SIG and project instigator, is delighted: “the solar plant’s performance significantly exceeded our expectations, being remarkably efficient during the cold and poor sunshine winter period when the CAD has the most need for heat.” The TVP solar thermal

C3 AI and NCS Form Strategic Partnership to Deliver Enterprise AI Applications Across Asia-Pacific17.6.2021 06:00:00 CEST | Press release

C3 AI (NYSE:AI), the Enterprise AI application software company, and NCS, a leading technology services provider and member of the Singtel Group, today announced a strategic partnership focused on delivering enterprise AI solutions to clients in Southeast Asia (SEA) and Australia/New Zealand (ANZ) across multiple industries, including telecommunications, government, financial services, transportation, and more. This agreement represents C3 AI’s first strategic partnership with a telecommunications group. NCS will leverage its deep domain experience and technology expertise in serving governments and businesses in SEA and ANZ, investing up to S$10 million to develop and deploy enterprise AI applications created on the C3 AI® Suite. C3 AI’s solutions will also be deployed across Singtel, Optus, and other affiliated telecommunications networks to bring the advantages of enterprise AI to their operations and clients. As the leader in enterprise AI applications, C3 AI’s offerings include th

MicroPort CRM Announces European Launch of Alizea TM and Borea TM Pacemakers With Bluetooth® Connectivity and Streamlined Remote Monitoring17.6.2021 06:00:00 CEST | Press release

MicroPort CRM, a pioneering company in the field of Cardiac Rhythm management, headquartered in France with global operations,announced today the European launch of AlizeaTM and BoreaTM pacemakers after receiving the CE mark under the new Medical Device Regulation (MDR - 2017/745). The devices are equipped with Bluetooth®1 technology for streamlined remote monitoring when paired with the SmartView ConnectTM home monitor. AlizeaTM and BoreaTM connected pacemakers allow cardiologists to monitor the devices remotely, saving patients the need to travel to hospital for a simple routine examination and thus reducing burden on the healthcare system. Today, with more than 500 000 patients per year implanted with a pacemaker across Europe, connected cardiac technologies are needed more than ever. "MicroPort CRM has always been committed to providing medical devices with the most advanced technology and features to improve patient outcomes and reduce the burden on the healthcare system”, said Be

Dialpad Introduces a Smarter, More Reliable Calling Experience for Microsoft Teams Users17.6.2021 01:57:00 CEST | Press release

Dialpad Inc., the industry leader in AI-powered communication and collaboration, today announced its platform integration with Microsoft Teams, a leading solution for team collaboration and engagement. Dialpad for Microsoft Teams is a cloud-native direct routing integration that seamlessly connects Dialpad’s enterprise-grade telephony features and award-winning Voice Intelligence (Vi™) capabilities into the Microsoft Teams native environment. According to Microsoft’s Hybrid Work Trend Index, workers report that their productivity has either remained the same or increased over the past year. As work methods continue to evolve, Dialpad is at the forefront, creating better, smarter and more seamless communication experiences. With Dialpad direct routing at the heart of the integration, Microsoft Teams users have access to Dialpad’s global calling capabilities with PSTN connectivity in 49 countries in addition to sophisticated inbound and outbound calling features. Powered by automatic spe

LiveArt Market Opens Trading16.6.2021 21:00:00 CEST | Press release

LiveArt is pleased to announce the public launch of LiveArt Market, the digital peer-to-peer marketplace that places control into the hands of sellers and buyers. LiveArt Market began limited, invitation-only trading last week and has already achieved sales approaching $5 million, with more than 1,000 works of art valued at approximately $120 million in the pipeline for sale. Prices have ranged between $50,000 and $500,000, with works by Amoako Boafo and Ed Clark commanding six-figure sums. Early offerings available for purchase include works by Derrick Adams, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Yayoi Kusama, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol, among others. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210616005925/en/ Yayoi Kusama, Little Flower, 1952, Gouache, pastel, ink, pen on paper, 11.5 x 8.5 in (Photo: Business Wire) LiveArt puts collectors in control by providing participants with one destination for real-time information and an eff