Front Port USB Type-C Extender Reference Design


Design files


The Front Port Type-C extender reference design connects to an internal motherboard USB3.0 connectors and provides signal conditioning to both High-Speed and SuperSpeed signals to the remotely placed front port Type-C connector.  This module enables two fully functional USB Type-C connectors on the internal USB motherboard connector.

  • Operates from 5V provided from motherboard VBUS not requiring and external supply
  • USB2.0, USB3.0 compatible
  • Supports all system low-power states
  • Enables Type-C connectivity
  • Small Design eases system implementation
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A fully assembled board has been developed for testing and performance validation only, and is not available for sale.

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Design files

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Test results for the reference design, including efficiency graphs, test prerequisites and more

TIDRK35.PDF (145 K)

Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components

TIDRK36.PDF (77 K)

Complete listing of design components, reference designators, and manufacturers/part numbers

TIDRK37.PDF (127 K)

Detailed overview of design layout for component placement

TIDRK39.ZIP (109 K)

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Design file that contains information on physical board layer of design PCB

TIDRK38.PDF (587 K)

PCB layer plot file used for generating PCB design layout


Includes TI products in the design and potential alternatives.

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LP5907250-mA, low-noise, high-PSRR, ultra-low-dropout voltage regulator with low IQ and enable

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USB hubs & controllers

TUSB321USB Type-C configuration channel logic & port control with VCONN

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USB redrivers & multiplexers

TUSB211USB 2.0 480-Mbps high-speed signal conditioner

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
eFuses & hot swap controllers

TPS259102.9-V to 20-V, 30mΩ, 0.8-6.5A eFuse

Data sheet: PDF

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* Test report TIDA-00728 Test Results Dec. 30, 2015

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