Microchip Technology launched the UCS100X programmable USB port power controller family. The UCS100X family includes the UCS1001-3, UCS1001-4 and UCS1002-2. The devices offer advanced USB-based charging capabilities for designing host devices, such as laptops, tablets, monitors, docking stations and printers; as well as dedicated AC-DC power-supply and charging products, such as wall adapters. The UCS1001-3, UCS1001-4 and UCS1002-2 are available now for sampling in a 20-pin QFN package. Prices start at $0.90 each, in 5,000-unit quantities.