USB-IF Compliance Workshop

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 before coming to a Compliance Workshop.

USB-IF Compliance Workshop #115

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

Event Dates: August 20-23, 2019

Quick Links

Registration and Workshop Overview
Testing Schedule and Pretest Requirement
Hotel Reservation and Vendor Hosted Test Suite Forms
Shipping Information
Confidentiality Policy
Cancellation Policy
Calendar
Testing Information
Cost
Help

Important Deadlines

Event Reservation Deadline: August 4, 2019 - (subject to availability)

Hotel Reservation Deadline: August 2, 2019

Registration Form

Click Here to Register Now for the Waitlist! (USB-IF Members Only)

All registrations will be placed on a waitlist until the VIF, picture, and registration form can be reviewed. Once the registration has been approved the USB-IF will notify the registrant of it's updated status and provide the testing date(s).

You will receive an email confirming your registration was submitted and that you are on the waitlist. If you do not receive a message please contact admin@usb.org

NOTE: Each registrant can only register one product for the workshop. Only complete registrations will be considered. Products on the waiting list are NOT guaranteed a testing slot.

A company may register more than one product for this workshop. However, each product must be registered by a different company representative.

The USB-IF does not accommodate personalized testing schedules. The USB-IF may schedule multiple products from the same company in different places at the same time. For example: Product A from Company ZZZ may be tested in room number 555 on Tuesday at 8:30AM while Product B from Company ZZZ may be tested in room number 999 on Tuesday at 8:30AM. If a company fails to send the necessary amount of staff to accompany all products it may result in products missing test sessions.  Missing test sessions and scheduling conflicts due to insufficient staff will not be accommodated.

Vendor Info Files are required at time of registration. Please make sure you are using the latest version (1.2.5.0) located at https://www.usb.org/usb32tools

Registration Categories

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)
  • USB PD 3.0 Only Silicon without PPS (Source, DRP and Sink for cert)
  • USB PD 3.0 Power Brick with PPS (Source and DRP with Source PPS for cert)
  • USB PD 3.0 Power Brick without PPS (Source and DRP for cert)
  • USB PD 3.0 E-Marker (does not support Authentication)
  • Single Port Power Sinking Device


USB PD 3.0 Power Brick, USB PD E-Marker and USB PD 3.0 Silicon testing time will be determined based on your product features. USB PD Power Brick with PPS can take up to four days. Testing time will be determined by the USB-IF once your VIF is reviewed. 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.

Note: USB Car Chargers will not be tested at this workshop due to the long testing time. Testing for this product category is available at the PIL lab and Certified IndependentTest House. For more information on the lab please visit the PIL page. For a list of authorized test labs please visit https://www.usb.org/labs

Please note products seeking USB certification must be using certified connectors.

USB Power Delivery products should register under the type of product and the speed they support.

  • For example:  A host that supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 with PD should register under the category 1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Host. Please make sure to answer the PD specific questions in the registration form.
  • If your PD silicon does not support a product speed and you are certifying the PD Only Silicon please register under the category PD Only Silicon

Please note products seeking USB certification must be using certified connectors.

Authentication Products

We will have limited informational testing for products that support Authentication. Please make sure to indicate yes to authentication in the registration form if your products supports Authentication.

Company Representative Requirement

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.

Non Cert Vendor Check- in

Non Cert Vendor Stationary Suite vendors must check-in on Tuesday. August 20th from 8:00am - 8:30am 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.

Categories not Eligible for Certification at this Workshop

  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 Host. Hubs, and Compound Devices (testing at PIL or test lab)
  • Car Chargers (please visit PIL or test lab)
  • Sink Chargers with PPS (testing at PIL for information only)
  • PD 3.0 E-Markers that support Authentication (testing at this workshop is for information only)
  • Products that support USB Authentication / Security Messages (info only at this workshop and testing at PIL for information only)
  • Products that support FRS (testing for info only at this workshop)
  • Multiport PPS products (testing at PIL for information only)
  • Multiport products with different capabilities on each port (testing at PIL or test lab)

Pretest Requirement

VIFs and .jpg pictures are now required during registration. Only products with complete registration information will be considered. Please make sure you are using the latest version of the VIF generator (2.0.0.0) located at https://www.usb.org/usb32tools

NEW REQUIREMENT: Multi-Port products with the same VIF for all ports must provide the following test results for each port prior to being accepted:

  • PD 3.0 Compliance Plan results on one solution

  • Type-C functional test specification: Ellisys and LeCroy

  • PD 2.0: Deterministic and communication engine MOI’s

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 will not turn on) is required. This is to investigate dead battery current consumption. If your product has a battery you must bring a fully charged and dead battery in order to be eligible for certification.

Event Schedule

Registration Category Check-in Date/Time Testing Days

PD 3.0 Silicon Only with PPS

PD 3.0 Silicon Only without PPS

PD 3.0 Power Brick with PPS

PD 3.0 Power Brick without PPS

Single Port Power Sinking Devices

PD 3.0 E-Marker

To be Determined To be Determined

 

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.  Please fill out and submit your completed form to the USB-IF via email at admin@usb.org by Friday, August 2, 2019.

  • Faxing in this form does NOT register you for the event. To register for CW#115 please visit the Registration form.
  • 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 here.

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, August 2nd. 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 Tuesday-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 Portland - Downtown
319 SW Pine Street
Portland, Oregon 97204
Tel: 1-503-279-9000
Fax: 1-503-497-9051

Event: USB-IF Compliance Workshop
Guest Name:
Event Dates: August 20-23, 2019

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.

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, August 4th 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, August 19

None

Tuesday, August 20th

8:00am - 8:30am - Mandatory check-in for USB 3.0 Chargers with/without PPS, USB PD 3.0 Silicon Only with/without PPS, Power Sinking Device, and USB PD 3.0 E-Markers as notified by the USB-IF

8:30 - 5:00pm -  Test Sessions for USB 3.0 Chargers with/without PPS, USB PD 3.0 Silicon Only with/without PPS, Power Sinking Device, and USB PD 3.0 E-Markers test sessions as notified by the USB-IF

8:00am – 5:00pm - Test Sessions for Non Cert Vendor Suites

Wednesday, August 21st

8:00am - 8:30am - Mandatory check-in for USB 3.0 Chargers with/without PPS, USB PD 3.0 Silicon Only with/without PPS, Power Sinking Device, and USB PD 3.0 E-Markers as notified by the USB-IF

8:30 - 5:00pm -  Test Sessions for USB 3.0 Chargers with/without PPS, USB PD 3.0 Silicon Only with/without PPS, Power Sinking Device, and USB PD 3.0 E-Markers test sessions as notified by the USB-IF

8:00am – 5:00pm - Test Sessions for Non Cert Vendor Suites

Thursday, August 22nd

8:00am - 8:30am - Mandatory check-in for USB 3.0 Chargers with/without PPS, USB PD 3.0 Silicon Only with/without PPS, Power Sinking Device, and USB PD 3.0 E-Markers as notified by the USB-IF

8:30 - 5:00pm -  Test Sessions for USB 3.0 Chargers with/without PPS, USB PD 3.0 Silicon Only with/without PPS, Power Sinking Device, and USB PD 3.0 E-Markers test sessions as notified by the USB-IF

8:00am – 5:00pm - Test Sessions for Non Cert Vendor Suites

Friday, August 23rd

8:00am - 8:30am - Mandatory check-in for USB 3.0 Chargers with/without PPS, USB PD 3.0 Silicon Only with/without PPS, Power Sinking Device, and USB PD 3.0 E-Markers as notified by the USB-IF

8:30 - 12:00pm -  Test Sessions for USB 3.0 Chargers with/without PPS, USB PD 3.0 Silicon Only with/without PPS, Power Sinking Device, and USB PD 3.0 E-Markers test sessions as notified by the USB-IF

8:00am – 12:00pm - Test Sessions for Non Cert Vendor Suites

Testing Information

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.

Interoperability testing will be on Windows 10.

Attention Members 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 3.2 test Matrix and USB Type-C 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.

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

If you have issues not covered by the provided information, please email admin@usb.org.