On-Demand Webinars: Automotive

How VCONN, a USB-C Feature, Changes the Car-to-Passenger Experience


As the automotive market changes from traditional standard A receptacles to the newer USB Type-C™ receptacles, many questions arise regarding which features to implement. One of these questions is whether VCONN should be designed into the solution.

VCONN is a new low-voltage power supply that is used to power-up and communicate with passenger accessories and cables. The fact that VCONN is optional from a USB specification perspective often limits its entry into an OEM’s RFQ requirements for automotive USB-PD ports.

This 60-minute Webinar examines VCONN as a key differentiator for a positive passenger experience in the car. It also simplifies the VCONN specification and definition. Other topics include:

  • Compelling use cases
  • The ability of VCONN to elevate the passenger experience
  • Product architectures that keeps reliability high and costs low

An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation.


Michael Miskho, Director, USB Business Management, Automotive Business Unit, Maxim Integrated


Linda Bell, Editorial Director, Tech Briefs Media Group