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Etron Technology Demonstrates Three New USB IC Products

Etron Technology Demonstrates Three New USB IC Products
April 7, 2015


[ News Release ]

The Intel Development Forum 2015

Etron Technology Demonstrates Three New USB IC Products: EJ898 (USB PD 2.0), EJ179V (USB Type-C Switch with Integrated Logic Control), and EJ988 (the World’s First IC that Integrates the USB Type-C Switch and PD 2.0 Function)

Innovative USB 3.1 Type-C Connectors: Rapid speeds of up to 10 Gb/s and greatly increased power delivery capabilities (Power Delivery, or PD) of up to 100 watts. These significantly improved functionalities will massively benefit the consumer electronics world, including all electronic and mobile devices, PCs, home appliances, car appliances, and more. In line with the international USB Implementers’ Forum’s (USB-IF) push for new USB specifications and products, Etron Technology (Taiwan GTSM: 5351) has launched a series of new USB IC products: 1) the EJ898, a USB PD 2.0 controller IC; 2) the EJ179V, a USB Type-C Switch with integrated logic control; 3) the EJ988, the world’s first integrated IC that combines a USB Type-C Switch with PD 2.0 functionality, leading the market and enabling system vendors to launch rapidly all kinds of electronic products that require USB 3.1 connectors, thus greatly enlarging market opportunities!

Etron has taken the lead to launch the EJ898, a USB PD 2.0 controller IC. USB PD controllers manage the transmission of voltage and current, providing new specifications for power delivery. USB PD includes both PD 1.0 for Type-A and Type-B connectors, and now PD 2.0 which fits the needs of USB Type-C connectors. The EJ898 can deliver power of 100 watts at maximum, and up to 5 Amps at 20 Volts, and allows two-way power delivery between the power provider and the receiver, creating a high degree of flexibility and ability to optimize power management. The EJ898 is suitable for the USB 3.1, USB 3.0, and USB 2.0 interfaces and other USB specifications and can be widely used in all sorts of electronic systems and devices with charging functions. Etron thus now features a full range of USB PD 1.0 to USB PD 2.0 products to meet the diverse needs of its customers.

Targeting the USB Type-C Switch solution, Etron has launched multiple IC products, starting with the announcement in October 2014 of the EJ179S, a USB Type-C Switch IC. Today, Etron is announcing the launch of an innovative new USB Type-C Switch IC, the EJ179V, which integrates logic control. The EJ179V can support a variety of new USB Type-C reversible connectors and the control signal from external power sources. With its integrated multi-function logic control, the EJ179V can reduce the number of components and size required for system circuit boards to meet the Type-C size specification of 8.4mm x 2.6mm. Also, to meet the charging needs of mobile and tablet devices, the EJ179V can provide 3 Amps at 5 Volts, or 15 Watts of power delivery, and multiple devices can share the plug, greatly improving convenience for consumers and eliminating duplicate resources.

Acknowledging the needs of most customers who have limited space in their system products or wish to reduce welding on motherboards, Etron Technology is the first in the world to launch an IC that integrates the USB Type-C Switch and the PD 2.0 function, the EJ988. The EJ988 supports USB Type-C reversible connectors on both ends, permits power delivery of 5 Amps at 20 Volts to reach a maximum of 100 watts, and provides rapid data transfer speeds of up to 10 Gb/s. Thus, the EJ988 reduces volume required for these USB functions and saves significant space on motherboards. The EJ988 is highly suitable for compact sized mobile and wearable electronics.

The Intel Development Forum (IDF), organized by the Intel corporation, will take place from 8th April to the 9th April 2015 at the Shenzhen Convention in Shenzhen, China. Etron Technology will be showcasing its innovative new products, include the three brand new USB products for the USB 3.1 Type-C specification, at this year’s IDF. Etron welcomes you to visit their booth at the Shenzhen Convention in Shenzhen, South No. 317. There will be live demonstrations and teams available to explain the products and conduct any discussions necessary. For more relevant information, please visit Etron’s website on

For further information, please contact:
Ms. Justine Tsai
Tel: +886-578-2345 ext. 8669