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Process for Requesting XIDs

  1. USB-IF Member companies are eligible to request XIDs from the USB-IF.
  2. XIDs can be provided in blocks of 50. 
    • Note: Companies must first use their allotted XID block before requesting additional XIDs.
  3. Company must submit an the XID Request Form to admin@usb.org to request XIDs.
  4. Once approved, USB-IF Administration will provide the block of XIDs.

USB Type-CTM Cable Registration Process

  1. Company must first request XID ranges from USB-IF Administration. (See steps above)
  2. Company must complete a Cable Product Registration Form and submit to USB-IF Administration at admin@usbg.org.
  3. USB-IF will assign the CABLE TID.
  4. Company then instructed to contact cable test lab (Allion or ETC) for testing and provides them CABLE TID and XID used for the product under test.
  5. Test Lab sends results to TechAdmin/Admin for review.
  6. USB-IF Administration will review XID information. Note: the XID must be assigned to your company and can only be used once.  
  7. TechAdmin will review results.
  8. USB-IF Administration will send PASS/FAIL notice to product contact. Note: Only company's with a valid Trademark License Agreement on file will be eligible to use the USB-IF logos. 

USB Type-CTM Connector Registration Process

  1. Company must complete a Connector Registration Form and submit to USB-IF Administration at admin@usbg.org.
  2. USB-IF will assign the CONNECTOR TID.
  3. Company then instructed to contact connector test lab (Allion or ETC) for testing and provides them CONNECTOR TID for the product under test.
  4. Test Lab sends results to TechAdmin/Admin for review.
  5. TechAdmin will review results.
  6. USB-IF Administration will send PASS/FAIL notice to product contact. Note: Only company's with a valid Trademark License Agreement on file will be eligible to use the USB-IF logos.

Note: Test IDs (TIDs) are assigned by the USB-IF or by the certified independent test lab at the time of testing

USB 3.0 Cable Assembly and Connector Test Requirements

USB 3.0 Cable and Connector Compliance Document Rev 1.0


Cable Assembly and Connector Test Requirements

The USB-IF Integrators List criteria for cables and connectors has been greatly enhanced. We now require testing as described in the Cable Assembly Test Matrix and Connector Test Matrix. This means that you can have very high confidence that a product on the Integrators List will work well for both Original USB and Hi-Speed USB systems, hubs and peripherals. We have removed products from the list that were not tested after January of 1999 and therefore did not test to this criteria. If your product was tested before 1999, you would need to retest.

Captive cables are defined by the USB spec to be cables that do not have a B connector at one end, that include both soldered in place cables and cables with some other connector at the end opposite the A connector. Captive cables are not qualified or listed on the Integrators List. The A connector used to construct the cable is simply required to be listed on the checklist for the peripheral or hub in which it is used. The A connector used is required to be listed in the Integrators List in order for that peripheral or hub to qualify to be listed. For additional details on how to do testing, please reference the Cable and Connector Class Document.

If you manufacture cables or connectors and would like to get your products tested and on the list, please contact one of the qualified labs listed below to run these tests. Manufacturers should note that a connector must be submitted assembled into a cable assembly with a mating receptacle to be tested. If you do not manufacture both mating parts or assemble cables you must still choose a vendor and supply the assembled, mated set for testing. For additional details on how to do testing, please reference the Cable and Connector Class Document.


Labs

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