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USB - IF Compliance Workshop, November 2014

USB-IF Compliance Workshops are held regularly to promote USB product development. Please remember that all attendees must be USB Implementers Forum members in good standing and be pre-registered in order to attend. Please be sure to thoroughly test your products and complete the required checklists before coming to a Compliance Workshop. For more detailed information, please visit www.usb.org/developers/compliance/.

Deadlines

Event Reservation Deadline
Sunday, November 2, 2014

Click Here to Register Now!

Hotel Reservation Deadline:
Monday, October 27, 2014

Location & Dates

Location:

The Westin Taipei
133 Nanjing East Road, Sec. 3, Taipei 104, Taiwan R.O.C.
Phone: +886-2-8770-6565
Fax: +886-2-8770-5765

Event Dates:

November 10-14, 2014

 

Registration & Workshop Overview

The USB-IF will be offering certification testing for the following product categories:


USB 3.0 Certification

  • SuperSpeed Peripheral
  • SuperSpeed Host (For Certification: PCs, Notebooks, Motherboards with SuperSpeed capable ports must be using CERTIFIED SuperSpeed silicon)
  • SuperSpeed Hubs (must be using CERTIFIED SuperSpeed hub silicon)*
  • SuperSpeed Compound Device with exposed downstream ports (must be using CERTIFIED SuperSpeed silicon)**

* NOTE: Space is limited for SuperSpeed Hubs. Please register for the waitlist. Priority will be provided to those who are seeking SuperSpeed end product hub certification (must have certified SuperSpeed hub silicon). Informational only testing will be given second priority. We will notify you when your registration has been accepted and moved from the waitlist.

**NOTE:  Compound devices with exposed downstream ports must register as a SuperSpeed Compound Device. Like hub vendors, compound device vendors are required to reserve a hotel room to serve as their test suite for interoperability testing with visiting peripheral vendors for the duration of the workshop. Compound devices that do not meet this requirement will not be eligible for the Integrators List.

Testing Days and Company Representative Requirement
A limited number of testing slots are available and vendors are restricted in the number of products that can be registered. Each registered product must have its own company representative accompany it at all times. An exception is made for full or low-speed peripherals where one representative can accompany 2 peripherals. Please note that registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Product Type
Number of Products Permitted
Minimum number of Company Representatives Number of Test Days
SuperSpeed Peripheral 1
1
2
SuperSpeed Host 1
2
4
SuperSpeed Hub 1
2
4
SuperSpeed Compound Device (with exposed downstream ports) 1
2
4


Testing Schedule and Pretest Requirement


Hosts, Hubs and SuperSpeed Compound Device

  • Vendors of PCs, notebooks, motherboards and hubs including compound devices with exposed downstream ports are handled differently and are required to host their own test suite at the compliance workshop. Hub  vendors will need five (5) samples of the registered product and two (2) company representatives to attend for testing purposes. Compound device vendor will need two (2) samples and two (2) company representatives to attend for testing purposes. Hub and compound device vendors will keep one sample of the product in their test suite for interoperability testing with visiting peripheral vendors and the other samples will be tested as a peripheral – visiting the USB-IF and other stationary test suites.
  • Vendors of PCs, notebooks, and motherboards will remain in their test suite except when required to visit a USB-IF Compliance Test Suite. Vendors will need two (2) samples of the registered product and two (2) company representatives to attend for testing purposes
  • Pretest Requirement: To move your registration from submitted to completed you must submit the required pretest reports to admin@usb.org. Please view the pretest requirement section for more details below.

Product Check-in
A special, mandatory check-in session will be held Monday, November 10th at 2:00pm for all host, hub, and SuperSpeed Compound Device vendors. Host, hub, and SuperSpeed Compound Device vendors must be set-up and prepared to begin testing at 8:00AM on Tuesday, November 11th and staff their stationary suite for interoperability testing through 3:00PM on Friday, November 14th.


SuperSpeed Peripherals

  • SuperSpeed USB Peripheral testing slots are two days.
  • We have separated SuperSpeed peripheral testing into two different testing periods. Please make sure to select one of the two testing periods when you register for the event.
    1. Tuesday, November 11th - Wednesday, November 12th
    2. Thursday, November 13th - Friday, November 14th

Product Check-in

SuperSpeed USB Peripheral vendors must check-in to the Hospitality Suite one day prior to your testing slot.

    • Slot 1 (Tuesday, November 11th - Wednesday, November 12th) must check-in on Monday, November 10th between 3:00PM - 4:00PM. Testing will take place November 11th  - Wednesday, November 12th from 8:00AM - 6:00PM.
    • Slot 2 (Thursday, November 13th - Friday, November 14th) must check-in on Wednesday, November 12th between 4:00PM and 5:00PM. Testing will take place Thursday, November 13th from 8:00AM - 600PM and Friday, November 14th from 8:00AM - 3:00PM.
    •  
  • SuperSpeed USB Peripherals do not need to host a stationary suite.
  • Pretest Requirement: To move your registration from submitted to completed you must submit the required pretest reports to admin@usb.org. Please view the pretest requirement section for more details below.

 

Non Cert Vendor Suites
Test equipment vendors should register their informational testing under the category Non Cert Vendor Stationary Suite.


Non Cert Vendor Check- in

Non Cert Vendor Stationary Suite vendors must check-in on Monday, November 10th from 2:00PM - 4:00PM in order to be placed on the printed schedule. Non Cert Vendor Hosted Stationary Suite vendors are automatically scheduled for testing all week (Tuesday, November 11th – Friday, November 12th). If you would like a different schedule please notify admin@usb.org.

 

Event Schedule

Product Registration

Check-in Date/Time

Testing Date/Times

SuperSpeed USB

SuperSpeed Host

SuperSpeed Hub

SuperSpeed Compound Device (with exposed downstream ports)

Monday November 10th

2:00PM

Tuesday, November 11th - Thursday, November 13th     8:00AM - 6:00PM

      Friday, November 14th

8:00AM - 3:00PM

SuperSpeed Peripheral
Slot 1:

Tuesday, November 11th - Wednesday, November 12th

      Monday, November 10th      3:00PM - 4:00PM

Tuesday,  November 11th - Wednesday, November 12th 8:00AM - 6:00PM

SuperSpeed Peripheral
Slot 2:

Thursday, November 13th -    Friday, November 14th

Wednesday, November 12th  4:00PM - 5:00PM

    Thursday, November 13th    8:00AM - 6:00PM

       Friday, November 14th         8:00AM - 3:00PM


 Pretest Requirement:

PRETEST REQUIRED: Vendors are expected to perform testing on their products before attending this workshop.  In order to attend this workshop, device framework test results must be submitted for each product registration.  Please remember to submit the required Device Summary report so we can move your registration from submitted to completed.  Only completed registrations may attend the workshop.

SuperSpeed: If you are seeking USB-IF SuperSpeed certification for your product, the USB30CV Chapter 9 test results must report a PASS. 

In addition to the USB30CV Chapter 9 test report, SuperSpeed peripherals and hubs must provide the device summary from both the USB20CV and USB30CV tools.

Vendors may submit test reports performed by company staff.  It is not necessary to hire an authorized test lab to perform these pretests.

Products that have multiple personalities (USB functions that are enabled only by menu options or switches), will need to provide a Device Summary report for each personality.

Compound devices (hubs with embedded peripherals) will need to provide a Device Summary report for each hub and embedded peripheral to move their registration from submitted to completed

Please submit your USBCV and device summary reports to admin@usb.org. Please include the following information in your email text:

Subject: Compliance Workshop #93 Pretest

  • Company Name
  • Registrant Name:
  • Registrant Email:
  • Registered Product Name

 
Event Registration

  • Register Now by completing the online form (USB-IF Members only) - Compliance Workshop registration deadline is November 2, 2014.


  • NOTE: The online registration form requires you to select the specific day on which you wish to test.  Check-in is required. You must check-in at the USB Hospitality Suite on the starting day of your testing session to confirm your testing slot. If you do not check-in (i.e. no-show), you forfeit your testing slot and are subject to the cancellation policy outlined below. It will NOT be possible to re-schedule testing.
  • The registration form will reject attempts to register after all the testing slots are filled. After the testing slots have been filled we will start a waiting list. Products on the waiting list are NOT guaranteed a testing slot.

Click here for a list of USB-IF qualified Independent Test Labs.

 

Hotel Reservation and Vendor Hosted Test Suite Forms

Vendor-Hosted Test Suite Form:

The purpose of this form is to get your Vendor-Hosted Test Suite placed on the correct testing floor and spaced appropriately to prevent testing interference. Please fill out and submit your completed form to the USB-IF via fax at +1(503) 644-6708 or by email at admin@usb.org by Monday, October 27th.

  • Faxing in this form does NOT register you for the event.
  • Completing this form does NOT make your sleeping room reservation for your suite.  For information on how to make your vendor-hosted test suite reservation and general attendee sleeping room reservations please read below.

Making Your Hotel Room Reservation:

Please make your hotel reservation using the hotel event reservation page at https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/USBIFComplianceWorkshop93. Use the FIRST and LAST name you listed on your Vendor-Hosted Test Suite form if you are required to host a suite so we can find your reservation and place you in the correct room.  

The hotel cut-off date is Monday, October 27, 2014. We recommend you make your reservation as early as possible. This will help ensure your ability to get a room, as the hotel has been known to sell out.  Once the group block is filled, rooms will be available at the prevailing rate.  If you register and are unable to secure a room Monday-Friday the standard event cancellation policy will apply. Please note: you are responsible for organizing and requesting a late checkout directly with the hotel.

If you are attempting to reserve a vendor-hosted test suite and have been told by the hotel that they are sold out for some or all of the week, please contact admin@usb.org.    

 

Shipping Information

The Westin Taipei
133 Nanjing East Road, Sec. 3, Taipei 104, Taiwan R.O.C.
Phone: +886-2-8770-6565
Fax: +886-2-8770-5765  

Guest Name:
Date of Event
: November 10-14, 2014

Additional Information

  • You must pre-register each individual from your company attending the workshop using the online form (USB-IF Members only) by Sunday, November 2, 2014.

  • Check-in is required. You must check-in at the USB Hospitality Suite on the starting day of your testing session to confirm your testing slot. If you do not check-in (i.e. no-show), you forfeit your testing slot and are subject to the cancellation policy outlined below. It will NOT be possible to re-schedule testing. Check-in times are listed above in the Registration & Workshop Overview Section and listed by product type.   
  • Devices using a detachable cable must use a receptacle and cables currently on the Integrators List.
  • It is strongly suggested that the HS electrical package from the USB-IF website be pre-installed on systems.
  • Windows 8 (English version) must be pre-installed on systems. If the system is legacy free (USB ports only – no P/S2 mouse or keyboard) it must provide a working LAN adapter so electrical testing can be conducted using the Windows 8 remote desktop feature.
  • The Vendor ID (VID) used by commercial products should match the Vendor ID of the Integrator. Products should not use the Vendor ID of the USB silicon vendor. Vendor IDs will be checked and verified at this and future workshops. The device will not be eligible for the Integrators List unless it reports the correct VID for your company.
  • Each individual vendor is responsible for their own shipping to and from the event.

Cancellation Policy

If you become unable to attend this workshop, please notify us as soon as possible by email to cancellations@usb.org so your testing reservation can be released to other members with products to test.

Companies that no-show or do not cancel their testing reservation(s)  for the upcoming workshop in writing to cancellations@usb.org by midnight (PT) Sunday, November 2, 2014 will not be eligible to test at the next scheduled Compliance Workshop, and subject to a $500 cancellation fee. The cancellation fee must be paid before the company will be eligible to register for future workshops. This policy will be strictly enforced.

Calendar

Monday, November 10th

2:00pmMandatory check-in for all Host, Hub, and SuperSpeed Compound Device (with exposed downstream ports)


2:00pm – 4:00pm - Mandatory check-in for Non Cert Vendor Test Suites

 

3:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Mandatory check-in for all SuperSpeed Peripheral Slot 1 (Tuesday - Wednesday)
Tuesday, November 11th

8:00am - 6:00pm - Pre-scheduled SuperSpeed USB peripherals, SuperSpeed Compound Device, Host, and Hub test sessions


8:00am - 6:00pm - Non Cert Vendor Test Suite sessions

 

Wednesday, November 12th
8:00am - 6:00pm - Pre-scheduled SuperSpeed USB peripherals, SuperSpeed Compound Device, Host, and Hub test sessions

8:00am - 6:00pm - Non Cert Vendor Test Suite sessions

4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Mandatory check-in for all SuperSpeed Peripheral Slot 2 (Thursday - Friday)
Thursday, November 13th
8:00am - 6:00pm - Pre-scheduled SuperSpeed USB peripherals, SuperSpeed Compound Device, Host, and Hub test sessions

8:00am - 6:00pm - Non Cert Vendor Test Suite Sessions
Friday, November 14th

8:00am - 3:00pm - Pre-scheduled SuperSpeed USB peripherals, SuperSpeed Compound Device, Host, and Hub test sessions

8:00am - 3:00pm - Non Cert Vendor Test Suite Sessions

Schedule Notes

  • Battery-powered devices must test with a dead battery in addition to normal testing. Bringing your product with a discharged battery (i.e. device is unable to power on) is required.
  • Bring quality equipment.  Poor-quality monitors, mice, keyboards, etc. sometimes used at prior workshops have made it difficult to get the test sessions finished on time.
  • If you miss your assigned test time, you forfeit your test slot.  It will NOT be possible to reschedule testing at this workshop.
  • Peripheral and embedded host vendors must check-in at the USB Hospitality Suite between 8:00 and 8:45 AM on the starting day of your testing session to confirm your testing slot.  If you do not check-in, you forfeit your testing slot
  • Debug services will not be available.  Please be sure to pre-test and debug your devices before attending.  There will be no rescheduling of test times.  

Testing Information

Reminder for Devices

USB-IF Compliance Program

Devices with captive cables must use a connector currently on the Integrators List. Devices using a detachable cable must use a cable assembly currently on the Integrators List.

For details on the tests performed see the USB-IF Compliance Program.

The Interoperability Gold Tree and test procedures will follow the procedure defined at http://compliance.usb.org/index.asp?UpdateFile=Interoperability#11. Interoperability testing will be on Windows 8.

Attention Vendors Seeking Certification for their Devices:

Compliance workshops run on a schedule and there is a limited amount of time available to test your product.  It is your responsibility to ensure that all required tests are performed on your product.  Please refer to the USB 2.0 test matrix and USB 3.0 test matrix

The product must be able to be tested in the time allotted.  Peripherals and hosts are given 90 minutes each. The USB-IF cannot guarantee that all tests can be performed on your device in the time allocated.  There is little time, if any, for debugging so be sure to thoroughly test the device beforehand.  Any test marked “incomplete” will prevent certification.  Please be sure to ask the volunteers executing the tests for a copy of the test results and review them carefully before leaving the workshop.  The USB-IF is not responsible for missing results. 

The test schedule is based on information obtained from the online device registration.  If your product is unusual (has more than one USB connector, includes an embedded host, requires special equipment to operate, etc…) please contact the USB‑IF Administration prior to the workshop to make arrangements for special handling.  The USB-IF reserves the right to require additional tests upon inspection of the device at the workshop.

Retesting is permitted by permission only pending available time.  If corrections are made to a device during the workshop, obtain a Retest Slip from the hospitality suite.  A detailed explanation of the failure and the corrections performed is needed in order to determine what compliance tests are to be performed.  There is no assurance that time will be available to retest a device.

All tests are to be performed on one device.  Exchanging a device with another during compliance testing is strictly prohibited. If a device must be replaced due to a breakdown, all tests on the broken device become void and a complete retest is required.


Compliance Testing:

Peripheral Test Sessions
This workshop will include an Implementers Forum-established and -staffed test suite for USB peripherals. Test software used will primarily cover Chapter 9 of the USB spec, electrical characteristics and interoperability with other USB devices. Peripherals that provide external interfaces (flash card readers, Ethernet adapters, etc.) must provide hardware to fully populate the external interfaces. Peripheral vendors will be scheduled into the suite one at a time. Briefly, the test procedure includes: attaching the peripheral; loading the driver; and running tests against the peripheral; the results will be recorded and used as one of the elements in determining USB compliance. For detailed information, please visit
http://www.usb.org/developers/compliance and http://compliance.usb.org.

The USB-IF intends to test battery-powered devices with a dead battery in addition to normal testing. Bringing your product with a discharged battery (i.e. device is unable to power on) is required. This is to investigate dead battery current consumption with the potential to become a compliance requirement in the future.

System Test Sessions
This workshop will include an Implementers Forum-established and -staffed test suite for High Speed and SuperSpeed capable USB systems. High Speed tests will primarily cover Chapter 7 of the USB spec, electrical characteristics, power management, and interoperability with other USB devices. SuperSpeed tests will primarily cover electrical characteristics, link and protocol layers, power management, and interoperability with other USB devices. Vendors need to ensure they install the English version of Windows 8. The OS should have all current service packs and updates applied. Non-legacy systems/motherboards must have a functioning LAN port to support remote desktop. System vendors will be scheduled into the suite one at a time. The results will be recorded and used as one of the elements in determining USB compliance. For detailed information, please visit http://www.usb.org/developers/compliance and
http://compliance.usb.org.

Specifications
A product's admittance to the Integrators List is based, in part, on a handful of compliance tests performed in the USB-IF suites. As time goes on and the technology matures we will add tests for problems discovered in these suites. Some tests are provided to raise awareness of potential problems in products and others are required to pass the workshop for the purposes of getting a product listed on the Integrators List. For specific information regarding the requirements for Integrators List qualification, see the Compliance Program Area of this site.

Results
Products that pass the appropriate Implementers Forum tests, and submit a complete and satisfactory checklist, will be listed on an Implementers Forum confidential "Integrators List" which a number of Implementers Forum companies use to make product purchase decisions.

What to Bring

Host and Hub Vendor

USB system minimum requirements:

•SVGA
•Mouse
•Keyboard
•CDROM or DVD Drive
•A completed checklist
•500 MB or larger HD with an English version of Windows 8 pre-installed

Peripheral Vendors

•1 each of the peripherals to be tested, any needed S/W drivers BOTH on a CD and USB flash media drive.
•A discharged battery (battery-powered devices only).The definition of a discharged battery is one where the device is unable to power on.
•Devices that implement external interfaces, such as flash card readers, must be tested with their interfaces fully populated.
•A completed checklist.
•A USB flash media drive to store electronic copies of test results.

SuperSpeed USB Vendors:

•All equipment necessary to operate the product.
•A completed checklist
•A USB flash media drive to store electronic copies of test results

Cost

Compliance workshop participants are responsible for their own travel, food, and hotel expenses. The USB Implementers Forum will cover all administrative costs. Lunch is not provided.

Help

Questions?
If you have issues not covered by the provided information, please email admin@usb.org or call 1-
503-619-0426.