Jan 11 2010

First Certified SuperSpeed USB Consumer Products Announced

The USB-IF has announced the first wave of consumer products to pass compliance and certification testing for SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0). The 17 products include certified SuperSpeed USB laptops, devices, silicon and motherboards.

Notable products announced include:

  • ASUS P6x58D Premium motherboard
  • HP Envy 15 notebok PC
  • Fujitsu FMV-BIBLO NF/G70 notebook PC
  • Western Digital My Book USB 3.0 external hard drive and USB 3.0 PCIe adapter card
  • Seagate BlackArmor external drive

Consumers who want the fastest USB experience can now have access to these certified SuperSpeed USB products, which pave the way for future USB solutions. Additional certified products are slated to enter the market in the first quarter of 2010.

The USB 3.0 specification delivers data transfer rates up to 10x faster than Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0), offers optimized power efficiency and is backward compatible with the billions of USB devices currently in the market.

Allion has been authorized by the USB-IF as a USB-IF Compliance Program testing lab and has been working with the organization for years. The USB test program is designed for hardware vendors who want assurance that their products meet the USB specification. Allion looks forward to the USB 3.0 testing transition to third party test labs and testing the growing variety of SuperSpeed USB products before they hit the shelves.