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. Please be sure to thoroughly test your products before sending your product to a Compliance Workshop.

USB-IF Virtual Compliance Workshop #119

Due to the unforeseen circumstances relating to the coronavirus, and what appears to be an evolving state of affairs regarding its spread, we are electing to prioritize health and safety as much as we reasonably can. In order to protect our staff and attendees the USB-IF will be hosting a Virtual Compliance Workshop (no attendees) August 10-14, 2020.


What is a Virtual Compliance Workshop?
In order to continue to provide a benefit to our members. The USB-IF will be hosting our first Virtual Compliance Workshop. A virtual workshop does not have attendees that visit the testing location with their product. For this workshop, the USB-IF will have you ship your product to the USB-IF for testing once your registration has moved from the waitlist.


What’s the cost to attend the USB-IF Virtual Workshop?
Testing will be available to USB-IF members only and it is free. The USB-IF is not responsible for shipping cost to the testing facility or return shipping after testing. There are limited slots available for this workshop. Please complete the registration form below to be placed on the waiting list. Once your registration has been approved, we will move you from the waitlist and provide you the detailed information for shipping your product to the test facility.


What products are eligible to test at this Virtual Workshop?
For this workshop we will be testing PD 3.0 Silicon, PD 3.0 Power Bricks, Power Banks and Power Sinking Devices. For this workshop we are not testing end products with data. We will not have Vendor Hosted Test Suites. For a more detailed list please see the list included below.

Location:

USB-IF Headquarters
Event Dates:  August 10-14, 2020

Quick Links

Registration and Workshop Overview
Testing Schedule and Pretest Requirement
Video Web Sessions
Shipping Information
Confidentiality Policy
Cancellation Policy
Testing Information
Cost
Help

Important Deadlines

Event Registration Deadline: July 26, 2020 - (subject to availability)

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 its updated status and provide shipping information.

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.

Vendor Info Files are required at time of registration. Please make sure you are using the latest version 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
  • USB PD 3.0 Power Brick without PPS
  • USB PD 3.0 E-Marker (does not support Authentication)
  • Single Port Power Sinking Device
  • Power Banks (DRP)

All registrations will be placed on the waitlist. You will be notified if your product receives a testing slot and the USB-IF will contacting you with shipping information. Products on the waitlist are not guaranteed a testing slot.

Note: All registrants must provide 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.

Categories not Eligible for Certification at this Workshop

  • Products that support data (testing at test lab)
  • 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 and workshop 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 (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 (3.0.0.0) located at https://www.usb.org/usb32tools

MULTI-PORT 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.

Video Web Sessions

The USB-IF will provide some gold suite web sessions to product registrants. The purpose of these sessions is to make sure your product is setup correctly and discuss the results at the end of testing. As a reminder we will not offer in-depth debug or training sessions. More information on web sessions will be provided once your product is approved.

Shipping Information

Shipping information and instructions will be provided to you once the product has been accepted for testing. Products that are approved will need to arrive to USB-IF by Monday, July 27th. Please provide two samples of your product.


Please note the USB-IF is not responsible for loss or damage due to shipping your product. The USB-IF is not responsible for any customs and duties fees, taxes or shipping costs for your product to and from testing. We recommend you ship your package with a tracking number.

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 fail to ship their product on time or do not cancel their testing reservation(s)  for the upcoming workshop in writing to cancellations@usb.org by midnight (PT) Sunday, July 26th 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.

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.  Compliance Workshops are certification events and are not meant for debug.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 USB Implementers Forum tests will be listed on an Implementers Forum confidential "Integrators List" which a number of USB Implementers Forum companies use to make product purchase decisions.

Cost

Compliance workshop participants are responsible for their shipping expenses including customs fees, taxes, and return shipment.

Help

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