Renesas has announced a new chip that is said to be the first single package solution that supports both USB Power Delivery Rev. 3.0 (USB PD 3.0) and USB Type-C Authentication Rev 1.0, which enables device-to-device authentication. The R9J02G012 will start to ship in January 2018, with Renesas aiming for 1,000,000 chips per month by Jan 2019.
One of the key points that the USB Implementers Forum made to us when we met up at CES was that while Power Delivery is a great feature, there is the danger of some damage if negotiations between devices is not only well engineered, but also protected from hacking or malware. (BR)