TIDA-01620

USB-C™ to DisplayPort Active Cable Reference Design

TIDA-01620

Design files

Overview

The USB-C™ to DisplayPort Active Cable reference design is a framework that can enable DisplayPort video signaling over a USB-C connection. Traditionally, DisplayPort connectors are the only way to transfer DisplayPort video but this connector can be large and are not ideal for small electronics. While a smaller USB Type-C connector allows DisplayPort video to transfer from smaller electronics, these cables are shorter, ranging from 1 – 2 meters in length. This design features DisplayPort video transfers over 5-meter cables with a single USB-C cable connection, enabling –DisplayPort communication between legacy DisplayPort sink to new USB-C source.

Features
  • Bi-directional USB-C to DisplayPort
  • Supports VESA DisplayPort Alt Mode to USB-C
  • UFP and DFP configuration
  • Integrated USB Billboard
  • Operates over entire VCONN range of 2.7 V to 5.5 V
  • Supports up to 5 meter DisplayPort cable

Design files & products

Design files

Download ready-to-use system files to speed your design process.

TIDUDR0.PDF (1521 K)

Reference design overview and verified performance test data

TIDRWZ0.PDF (441 K)

Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components

TIDRWZ1.PDF (358 K)

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

TIDRWZ4.ZIP (38 K)

Detailed overview of design layout for component placement

TIDRWZ3.ZIP (1450 K)

Files used for 3D models or 2D drawings of IC components

TIDCEU6.ZIP (279 K)

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

TIDRWZ2.ZIP (206 K)

PCB layer plot file used for generating PCB design layout

Products

Includes TI products in the design and potential alternatives.

Buck-boost, inverting & split-rail converters (integrated switch)

TPS63051Tiny Single Inductor Buck Boost Converter

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ESD & surge protection ICs

ESD122Dual 0.2-pF, ±3.6-V, ±18-kV ESD protection diode for USB Type-C and HDMI 2.0

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ESD & surge protection ICs

TPD1E05U060.4-pF, 5.5-V, ±12-kV ESD protection diode in 0402 package for High Speed Interfaces

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ESD & surge protection ICs

TPD4E02B04Quad 0.25-pF, ±3.6-V, ±12-kV ESD protection diode for USB 3.0, HDMI 2.0 & High Speed Signals

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ESD & surge protection ICs

TPD4E05U06Quad 0.5-pF, 5.5-V, ±12-kV ESD protection diode for USB, HDMI & High Speed Interfaces

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MSP430 microcontrollers

MSP430F552825 MHz MCU with 128KB Flash, 8KB SRAM, 12-bit ADC, comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, USB, HW multiplier

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USB Type-C & USB Power Delivery ICs

TUSB544USB Type-C™ 8.1-Gbps multi-protocol linear redriver

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USB hubs & controllers

TUSB422USB PD TCPCi Port Controller

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Software

Firmware

USB Type-C to DP Dongle Firmware – TIDCEU7.ZIP (73 K)

Technical documentation

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* Design guide USB-C DisplayPort Active Cable Reference Design Aug. 29, 2017
More literature USB Type-C to DP Dongle Firmware Aug. 29, 2018

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