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SuperSpeed USB Compliance Testing

SuperSpeed USB certification testing is now available at several certified independent test labs for all SuperSpeed USB peripherals, peripheral silicon, and end user hosts using certified host silicon .For a list of eligible labs and contact information, please visit our Independent Test Lab page.

The SuperSpeed USB Platform Interoperability Lab (PIL) is available for assistance with SuperSpeed product development. The lab is open for USB-IF members only.  More information can be found on the SuperSpeed USB PIL testing page.

Download the USB-IF Trademark License Agreement and Usage Guidelines for the USB-IF Logos.

SuperSpeed USB Index

SuperSpeed Checklists
Electrical Compliance Test Specification
xHCI Interoperability Test Procedures
xHCI Backwards Compatibility Test Procedures
Link Test Specification
USB 3.0 Cable and Connector Compliance Document
USB On-The-Go and Embedded Host 3.0
USB 3.0 Certification Platform



SuperSpeed USB Checklists

Please visit the Compliance Checklists page to download the appropriate checklist.

Electrical Compliance Test Specifications

The Electrical Compliance Test Specification for SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps Rev. 1.0 is now available (February 14, 2017).

The Electrical Compliance Test Specification for SuperSpeed USB Rev. 1.0a (Updated March 30, 2014) is also available.

 xHCI Interoperability Test Procedures For Peripherals, Hubs, Hosts (procedures for USB 2.0, USB 3.1 Gen 1, USB 3.1 Gen 2 with Legacy and USB Type-C Connectors)

xHCI Interoperability Test Procedures For Peripherals, Hubs, Hosts (procedures for USB 2.0, USB 3.1 Gen 1, USB 3.1 Gen 2 with Legacy and USB Type-C Connectors) Rev 0.9 (July 24, 2017)(Updated April 3, 2015)

Interoperability Test Procedures For PC to PC Bridge Rev 1.2 (Updated May 14, 2014)

xHCI Backwards Compatibility Test Procedures For Hosts

The xHCI Backwards Compatibility Test Procedures For Hosts Rev 1.7 (Updated June 2016) is now available.

Link Test Specification (procedures for USB 2.0, USB 3.1 Gen 1, and USB 3.1 Gen 2)

USB 3.1 Link Layer Test Specification (Updated June 20, 2017)

USB 3.0 Hub LVS Test Specification

USB 3.0 Cable and Connector Compliance Document

The USB 3.0 Cable and Connector Compliance Document Rev 1.0 is available.

USB On-The-Go and Embedded Host 3.0

The Compliance Plan for USB On-The-Go and Embedded Host 3.0 - Release 1.0 is available.


USB 3.0 Certification Platform

Hosts, hubs and peripherals must be certified using Windows 10 (64-bit OS).  USB-IF uses DELL XPS8700 (4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor, 8 GB Memory) and testing is performed using the on-board Intel host controller (Z87 Chipset).  The latest Microsoft USB driver stack is used, and is updated by running Windows Update.  The BIOS should be updated to the latest version, and can be downloaded from the Dell website (Link for DELL XPS8700:  http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-8700/pd?oc=fdcwgp1312&model_id=xps-8700).  Please follow the PDK TechGuide document (TechGuide_xHCI_SSUSB_PDK_Ver1.9) for modifications to the DELL XPS8700 system.  If you have further questions about the system configuration, email ssusbcompliance@usb.org.

Please note the following testing requirements:

  •  Peripherals and hubs must verify LPM L1 Interoperability using the Fresco Logic FL1100 xHHCI host controller.
  • If a peripheral supports UASP, it must also have interoperability tested on Windows 7 using the Fresco host controller.  This will validate BOT functionality