Plugin: CCGX


This plugin can flash firmware on Infineon (previously Cypress) CCGx USB-C controller family of devices used in docks.

Supported Protocols

This plugin supports the following protocol IDs:

  • com.cypress.ccgx (deprecated)
  • com.infineon.ccgx

Device Flash

There are four kinds of flash layout. Single image firmware is not currently supported in this plugin.

Symmetric Firmware

In symmetric firmware topology, FW1 and FW2 are both primary (main) firmware with identical sizes and functionality. We can only update FW1 from FW2 or FW2 from FW1. This does mean we need to update just one time as booting from either firmware slot gives a fully functional device.

After updating the “other” firmware we can just use CY_PD_DEVICE_RESET_CMD_SIG to reboot into the new firmware, and no further action is required.

Asymmetric Firmware

In asymmetric firmware topology, FW1 is backup and FW2 is primary (main) firmware with different firmware sizes. The backup firmware may not support all dock functionality.

To update primary, we thus need to update twice:

Case 1: FW2 is running

  • Update FW1 -> Jump to backup FW CY_PD_JUMP_TO_ALT_FW_CMD_SIG -> reboot
  • Update FW2 -> Reset device CY_PD_DEVICE_RESET_CMD_SIG -> reboot -> FW2

Case 2: FW1 is running (recovery case)

  • Update FW2 -> Reset device CY_PD_DEVICE_RESET_CMD_SIG -> reboot -> FW2

The CY_PD_JUMP_TO_ALT_FW_CMD_SIG command is allowed only in asymmetric FW, but CY_PD_DEVICE_RESET_CMD_SIG is allowed in both asymmetric FW and symmetric FW.

Firmware Format

Cyacd firmware format

The daemon will decompress the cabinet archive and extract several firmware blobs in cyacd file format. See for more details.

GUID Generation

These devices use the standard USB DeviceInstanceId values, e.g.

  • USB\VID_1234&PID_5678

Devices also have additional instance IDs which corresponds to the silicon ID, application ID and device mode, e.g.

  • USB\VID_1234&PID_5678&SID_9ABC
  • USB\VID_1234&PID_5678&SID_9ABC&APP_DEF1

Update Behavior

The device usually presents in runtime HID mode, but on detach re-enumerates with with the HPI interface. On attach the device again re-enumerates back to the runtime HID mode.

For this reason the REPLUG_MATCH_GUID internal device flag is used so that the HPI and runtime modes are treated as the same device.

Vendor ID Security

The vendor ID is set from the USB vendor, for example set to USB:0x04B4

Quirk Use

This plugin uses the following plugin-specific quirks:


Set the size of the flash row in bytes, as a 32 bit integer.

Since: 1.4.0


Set the maximum flash size, as a 32 bit integer.

Since: 1.4.0


Set the image kind from one of:

  • unknown
  • single
  • dual-symmetric
  • dual-asymmetric
  • dual-asymmetric-variable

Since: 1.4.0

External Interface Access

This plugin requires read/write access to /dev/bus/usb.

Version Considerations

This plugin has been available since fwupd version 1.4.0.


Anyone can submit a pull request to modify this plugin, but the following people should be consulted before making major or functional changes:

  • Ryan Lee: chlee75