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EEE 180 - The Programmable Power Supply (PPS)

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EEE 180 05 August 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

The Programmable Power Supply (PPS) can be connected to the supplied software and operated completely from a remote workstation. The connection to the programmable power supply can be established either via the USB or via the Ethernet interface. This means that the programmable power supply can be freely positioned in a building. In addition, entire voltage and current profiles can be stored. This means that the programmable power supply can also be used in a company's development department.

Programmable Power Supply (PPS) is one of the most important additions to the USB-C Power Delivery 3.0 standard.  A power supply’s output voltage can be programmatically adjusted in small increments (20mv) over its advertised range from 3v to 21v. It also supports current fold back up to 5A, providing constant current charging.  This enables a smart phone to charge up to 50% in just 15 minutes. PPS is also compatible and supports QC4 fast charging from Qualcomm.

Course Objectives

  • Know all what you need about the preferred choice for charging tomorrow’s smartphones, tablets and laptops
  • Create a single power source that can be used to provide power for multiple products
  • Understand the features of a Programmable Power Supply (PPS)
  • Establish operating protocols to ensure that the higher voltage available

Who Should Attend?

  • Service Technicians
  • Maintenance Supervisors
  • Electrical Engineers

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction 
  • Standards based charging
  • Better Cabling
  • Authentication
  • Firmware Update
  • Bridging
  • Port Chips 

Day 2

  • Architectural Overview 
  • Attach/Detach Detection
  • Physical Layer
  • PD System Overview
  • Messages
  • Alternate Modes
  • Beyond USB-IF 
  • IEC standardized chargers 
  • Country Codes/Country Info 
  • USB Type-C Port Controller 

Day 3

  • Active Cable Support 
  • PD Support for Active Cables
  • Active Cable VDO
  • Active Cable Thermal Management
  • PD Authentication 
  • PD Firmware Update 
  • PD System Policy Manager and Bridging 
  • Fast Role Swap
  • Laptop behavior
  • Charge-through hub behavior 

Day 4

  • Programmable Power Supply (PPS) 
  • Protocol 
  • USB Type-C Connector
  • Non-Conforming USB Type-C Applications
  • Relationship Between USB Type-C, Power Delivery, and 3.1 Gen 2
  • USB Power Delivery
  • USB Power Delivery Applications

Day 5

  • Power Supply
  • Power Architecture Overview
  • Fixed Source Review
  • Programmable Power Source
  • Review
  • PPS Example
  • Fast Role Swap
  • Robust Port Considerations