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USB - IF Compliance Workshop #110, August 2018

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: July 29, 2018 - (subject to availability)

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Hotel Reservation Deadline: July 27, 2018

Location & Dates

Location:

Embassy Suites by Hilton - Portland Downtown
319 SW Pine Street
Portland, Oregon 97204
Tel: 1-503-279-9000
Fax: 1-503-497-9051

Event Dates:

August 13-17, 2018

 

Registration & Workshop Overview


USB Power Delivery

USB Power Delivery (PD) certification will be available for the following categories:
  • USB PD 3.0 Only Silicon with PPS (Source for cert, DRP with Source PPS for cert, DRP with Sink PPS for info only and Sink for info only)
  • USB PD 3.0 Only Silicon without PPS (Source, DRP and Sink for cert)
  • USB PD 3.0 Charger with PPS (Source for cert, DRP and Sink for info only)
  • USB PD 3.0 Charger without PPS (Source for cert, DRP and Sink)

USB PD 3.0 Charger and PD 3.0 Silicon testing time will be determined based on your product features. USB PD Chargers with PPS can take up to four days. Testing time will be determined by the USB-IF once your VIF is received. All registrations will be placed on the waitlist. You will be notified if your product receives a testing slot and the USB-IF will assign your testing days. Products on the waitlist are not guaranteed a testing slot.

Note: Registrants with PPS must bring two samples.

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. 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
PD 3.0 Only Silicon
PD 3.0 Charger with PPS
PD 3.0 Charger without PPS
1
1
To Be Determined by USB-IF


Testing Schedule and Pretest Requirement

 

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, August 13th 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 – Friday). If you would like a different schedule please notify admin@usb.org.

 

Event Schedule

Product Registration

Check-in Date/Time

Testing Date/Times

USB Power Delivery

PD 3.0 Silicon Only with PPS

PD 3.0 Silicon Only without PPS

PD 3.0 Charger with PPS

PD 3.0 Charger without PPS

To Be Determined by USB-IF

To Be Determined by USB-IF


 Pretest Requirement:

PRETEST REQUIRED: Registrations for this workshop will automatically go on the waitlist. We must receive the following items to evaluate your registration and determine scheduling needs. You will be notified if your product receives a testing slot and the USB-IF will assign your testing days. Products on the waitlist are not guaranteed a testing slot.

All products

1. Submit your Vendor Info File using the Vendor Info File Generator
2. Submit completed Checklist. Checklists are available here.
3. Submit .jpg picture of your product labeling each port numerically
4. NEW REQUIREMENT: Multi-Port products with the same VIF for all ports must provide:
  • PD 3.0 Compliance Plan results on one solution
  • Type-C functional test specification: Ellisys and LeCroy
  • PD 2.0: Deterministic and communication engine compliance plans
Please provide these items to admin@usb.org and make sure to indicate the model/part number of the product you have registered for the waitlist.

Please include the following information in your email text:

Subject: Compliance Workshop #110 Pretest

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

 
Event Registration

  • Register Now by completing the online form (USB-IF Members only)

  • 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 space 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 Friday, July 27th. 

  • Faxing in this form does NOT register you for the event. To register for CW#110 please visit https://www.usb.org/members/events/.
  • 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:

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. 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 Friday, July 27th, 2018. 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


Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown
319 SW Pine Street
Portland, Oregon 97204
Tel: 1-503-279-9000
Fax: 1-503-497-9051

Guest Name:
Date of Event
: August 13-17, 2018

Additional Information

  • You must pre-register each individual from your company attending the workshop using the online form (USB-IF Members only) 

  • 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 10 (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 10 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, July 29, 2018 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.


Confidentiality Policy

We remind each attendee that your company (including for its employees, consultants, or other persons acting on your company’s behalf) has already agreed and is bound to the USB-IF Policy Regarding Confidential Information. Among other things, this policy requires confidential treatment of “information learned or obtained through compliance programs or testing,” which includes your participation in the upcoming Compliance Workshop Please note that other companies may be present and that information about those companies’ activities or products should be handled with appropriate confidentiality.


Calendar

Monday, August 13th

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


8:00am - 8:30am - Mandatory check-in for USB 3.0 Chargers with PPS, USB PD 3.0 Silicon Only, USB PD 3.0 Chargers without PPS as notified by the USB-IF


2:00pm - 4:00pm - Mandatory check-in for USB 3.0 Chargers with PPS, USB PD 3.0 Silicon Only, USB PD 3.0 Chargers without PPS as notified by the USB-IF

Tuesday, August 14th

8:00am - 8:30am - Mandatory check-in for USB 3.0 Chargers with PPS, USB PD 3.0 Silicon Only, USB PD 3.0 Chargers without PPS as notified by the USB-IF


8:00am - 6:00pm - USB 3.0 Chargers with PPS, USB PD 3.0 Silicon Only, USB PD 3.0 Chargers without PPS test sessions as notified by the USB-IF


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

 

Wednesday, August 15th

8:00am - 8:30am - Mandatory check-in for USB 3.0 Chargers with PPS, USB PD 3.0 Silicon Only, USB PD 3.0 Chargers without PPS as notified by the USB-IF


8:00am - 6:00pm - USB 3.0 Chargers with PPS, USB PD 3.0 Silicon Only, USB PD 3.0 Chargers without PPS test sessions as notified by the USB-IF


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

Thursday, August 16th

8:00am - 8:30am - Mandatory check-in for USB 3.0 Chargers with PPS, USB PD 3.0 Silicon Only, USB PD 3.0 Chargers without PPS as notified by the USB-IF


8:00am - 6:00pm - USB 3.0 Chargers with PPS, USB PD 3.0 Silicon Only, USB PD 3.0 Chargers without PPS test sessions as notified by the USB-IF


8:00am -
6:00pm - Non Cert Vendor Test Suite Sessions
Friday, August 17th

8:00am - 3:00pm - Pre-scheduled PD 3.0 Silicon and Power Bricks with PPS 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.
  • Vendors must check-in at the USB Hospitality Suite between 8:00 and 8:30 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 10.

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.  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:

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.

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 provided.

Help

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