Category Archive: USB Testing

Mar 23 2010

Allion Selects LeCroy Equipment for USB Specification Testing

Allion has selected LeCroy Corporation’s USB 3.0 Test Suite to provide its customers with complete SuperSpeed USB compliance testing. With data rates up to 10 times faster than Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0), SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) requires the most advanced technology to ensure specification conformance. LeCroy’s global expertise in oscilloscopes and serial test solutions will …

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Mar 16 2010

CeBIT 2010 Unveilings Wow Tech World

CeBIT 2010, the world’s largest annual technology showcase, set the tech world abuzz this year with exciting new technology on every table. Now that CeBIT has come to an end, here’s a look at some of the new technologies and trends we saw at the Hannover, Germany trade show: SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0). Continuing to …

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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 …

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Dec 17 2009

DisplayPort and USB 3.0 Named Among Top Technologies of 2010

Earlier this quarter, Maximum PC compiled a list of top technologies in 2010. We think this list is worth sharing as it gives some insight into where the industry is headed which will influence the test, validation and certification ecosystem. Several technologies we regularly cover on the Blog including USB, PCI, SATA and DisplayPort are …

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Nov 30 2009

New HDD Dock features USB 3.0 support

On November 19, Sharkoon introduced the USB 3.0 Quickport HDD dock, a docking station with an external USB 3.0 interface for SATA hard disk drives. A SATA hard drive inserted into the docking station can utilize the greater speed provided by USB 3.0 when connected to a SuperSpeed USB supported computer. HDD docks are utilized …

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Nov 17 2009

USB Battery Charging Test Tool For Mobile Phones, Devices

Recently, Allion announced a USB Battery Charging Test Fixture pre-sale, which runs through the end of this month. This USB testing tool easily measures the performance of mobile phone device chargers. The test fixture looks at power consumption, over shoot (signal or function exceeding steady-state value), under shoot (signal or function lower than steady-state value) …

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Oct 26 2009

SuperSpeed USB Momentum

During the week of Intel Developer Forum San Francisco (Sep. 22-24), the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) announced that the first certified SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) commercial product was available. Commercial availability of the host controller from NEC Electronics Corporation advances the technology toward broad adoption among host and peripheral manufacturers. Allion covered the NEC host …

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Jul 13 2009

Comparing USB 2.0 and USB 3.0

The popular USB standard continues to evolve. SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) is the next advancement in USB technology. It is similar to earlier versions of USB as it supports data transfer between a host computer and devices. It offers data transfer rates up to 10 times faster than Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0), backward compatibility with …

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Jun 05 2009

USB Testing: How Compliance Checklists Fit In

The compliance testing process for most devices is rigorous and detailed. Standards organizations and technology designers, with the help of independent test labs, work together to put together tests that can accurately confirm that the device meets the necessary guidelines that will ensure the product can perform soundly out in the ‘real world.’ But not …

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