SuperSpeed USBSuperSpeed USBHi-Speed USBOriginal USB
Home > Developers > SuperSpeed USB > SuperSpeed USB PIL

USB Platform Interoperability Lab 

The USB Platform Interoperability Lab (PIL) is available for assistance with USB 3.1 product development. The lab is open for USB-IF members only.  USB-IF members who wish to utilize the USB Platform Interoperability Lab must complete the USB PIL Lab Visit Request Form and the appropriate USB checklist (when applicable) and submit both to admin@usb.org where a Test ID (TID) will be assigned to each product and an appointment date will be scheduled.

To test the interoperability of devices and hosts submitted to the PIL, the lab will use a variety of certified USB hosts and devices.

PIL slots can be scheduled for certification testing or information only testing.  PIL will allocate staff to run all certification tests for a certification slot.  For an information only slot, PIL staff will be available for questions and testing demonstration, but it is assumed that the vendor will provide an engineer to run tests and debug failures. 

USB Type-C and USB Power Delivery
USB Power Delivery Silicon and End Products with USB Type-CTM connectors (with or without PD) can be scheduled for certification testing at the PIL.   

SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps (USB 3.1 Gen 2)
xHCI 1.1 host silicon, USB 3.1 Gen 2 peripherals and peripheral silicon can be scheduled for certification or
information only testing. Please complete the PIL request form to request scheduling. USB 3.1 Gen 2 hubs can be scheduled for information only testing.   

SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0/USB 3.1 Gen 1)
xHCI 1.1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 host silicon: If the controller has USB Type-A ports, these should be tested at an approved Independent Test Lab (ITL).  If the controller has any USB Type-C ports, these must be tested at the PIL. 

USB 3.1 hub silicon must be certified at the PIL.  Hub end products should be submitted to an approved ITL. Note: Hub end products with USB Type-CTM connectors should be tested at the PIL. 

End products devices with USB Type-C connectors must be tested at the PIL.  End product devices with only USB Type-B ports should be submitted to an approved ITL. 

Embedded Hosts and Dual Role Devices with USB Type-C connectors must be tested at the PIL.  Embedded Hosts and Dual Role Devices without USB Type-C connectors should be submitted to an approved ITL.

Please contact one of the above authorized test labs directly to inquire about pricing and testing time.

Testing will be completed per the following USB 3.1 Product Test Matrix (Updated February 10, 2016) and USB Type-CTM Product Matrix. (Updated February 12, 2016)

SuperSpeed certification requires each USB 3.0 port to pass all required USB 2.0 compliance tests.  Thus, the approved test facility must satisfactorily perform all the appropriate USB 2.0 compliance tests on each USB 3.0 port.  The approved test lab must also satisfactorily perform all USB 3.0 electrical tests and USB30CV Chapter 9 tests, including appropriate class tests, on each USB 3.0 port. 

USB Type-CTM Testing Specifications and Procedures can be found here.

SuperSpeed USB Tools including USB 3.0 Certification Platform information can be found here

SuperSpeed USB Testing Specifications and Procedures can be found here.