Mouser Offers Microchip’s USB Type-C Controller for Quick Transition and Implementation

    Print_Microchip UTC2000January 7, 2016 – Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the UTC2000 USB Type-C™ controller from Microchip Technology. This controller chip provides backward compatibility with USB legacy data protocols and standards, allowing designers to cost-effectively add a USB Type-C connector to new or existing products, speeding time to market and minimizing bills of materials (BOM).

             The Microchip UTC2000 USB Type-C controller, available from Mouser Electronics, is designed for USB 2.0/3.0 downstream facing port (DFP) and upstream facing port (UFP) applications and performs all of the necessary detection and control required for implementing a basic USB Type-C connector. In DFP applications, the controller can detect passive cables, powered cables, and USB audio adapters, and includes features such as host enable control and overcurrent detection. In UFP applications, the UTC2000 controller detects a valid USB Type-C connection, the plug orientation, and the charging capability of the DFP. The UTC2000 also monitors VBUS to ensure a valid range and to detect overcurrent.

             Housed in a 16-pin QFN package, the UTC2000 controller’s small form factor allows designers to add USB Type-C to a variety of products, including computers, docking stations, battery chargers, and mobile devices. The UTC2000 can operate from a single 4.5V–5.5V supply, supporting up to 15W, and is available in two temperature range options: commercial (0 to +70 degrees Celsius) and industrial (‑40 to +85 degrees Celsius). The controller is supported by the UTC2000 Evaluation Kit, which demonstrates the form factor and reversibility of the USB Type-C cable. The kit includes a DFP board and a UFP board — both with onboard UTC2000 controllers — and a USB Type-C cable.

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             With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser caters to design engineers and buyers by delivering What’s Next in advanced technologies. Mouser offers customers 21 global support locations and stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is updated daily and searches more than 10 million products to locate over 4 million orderable part numbers available for easy online purchase. also houses an industry-first interactive catalog, data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.

     About Mouser Electronics

    Mouser Electronics, a subsidiary of TTI, Inc., is part of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Mouser is an award-winning, authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor, focused on the rapid introduction of new products and technologies to electronic design engineers and buyers. features more than 4 million products online from more than 500 manufacturers. Mouser publishes multiple catalogs per year providing designers with up-to-date data on the components now available for the next generation of electronic devices. Mouser ships globally to over 500,000 customers in 170 countries from its 492,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit

     About Microchip Technology

    Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality.

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