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USB Type-C Testing Services

Most of you have probably heard on the news about poor quality products. Some faulty electronics have even been known to explode. With the growing popularity of USB Type-C products, poor-quality USB Type-C cables are becoming a major issue, since they can ruin connected equipment and damage device ports. In most cases, the problems are less severe, but they can still result in poor user experiences. These types of problems can influence consumer purchasing decisions and should therefore be an issue of primary concern for product developers, manufacturers, and distributors.

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Type-C Testing Service

Most of you have probably heard on the news about poor quality products. Some faulty electronics have even been known to explode. With the growing popularity of USB Type-C products, poor-quality USB Type-C cables are becoming a major issue, since they can ruin connected equipment and damage device ports. In most cases, the problems are less severe, but they can still result in poor user experiences. These types of problems can influence consumer purchasing decisions and should therefore be an issue of primary concern for product developers, manufacturers, and distributors.

Type-C product validation testing is considered essential to ensure product quality, safety and compatibility. Allion offers the following Type-C testing services:


 1. USB Type-C Ecosystem Interoperability 

USB Type-C supports many amazing features, including high-speed data transfer and power supply. These features are enabled by a Configuration Channel (CC) Bus, which allows communication between products. The CC bus supports the Data Role, Power Role and Power Supply functions. As a result, the stability of the CC Bus directly affects product quality and user experience. Instability or failure to communicate will lead to a number of safety and compatibility issues, that can cause the system to shut down or even cause components to overheat and catch fire. 

Because the USB Type-C design is more complex than previous USB standards, Interoperability Testing is a critical test that cannot be overlooked. It can improve product quality and reduce the chance of catastrophic failure.

 

2. Quality Requirement Specification (QRS) Test for Cable & Connector)

The pursuit of quality is no longer an option for product vendors, since standard certification testing is insufficient to achieve robust product quality and performance. Hence, Allion launched a new product validation program - Type-C Quality Requirement Specification (QRS). The QRS program is run by our team of USB Type-C experts. They can conduct the most professional and comprehensive study of your problems with a view to examining your product in order to ensure continuous adherence to quality standards and drive quality performance to the highest levels.

 3. USB Type-C Dongle Testing Program

Some compliance issues still need to be resolved between USB Type-C and older USB interfaces. It is expected that in a few more years, USB Type-C will become dominant, but even if that happens more quickly than expected, consumers will still need to connect their legacy equipment to new USB Type-C devices. Since these older USB devices cannot be plugged directly into USB Type-C ports, nor USB Type-C connectors connected to legacy USB ports, USB Type-C dongles are required to enable both connection types. More importantly, the quality of these dongles impacts end user satisfaction. This makes product quality important to developers.

Allion is focused on helping our customers solve their problems quickly and easily. Taking into account the increasing demand for USB Type-C dongle testing, Allion Labs, Inc. (Allion) is pleased to introduce its new USB Type-C Dongle Testing Program. Allion’s new test program is now available for USB dongle vendors who are in the process of (or planning to) release new dongle products to the global market.

 

 4. USB Type-C Compliance Program

Allion’s dedicated cable & connector compliance program provides vendors with comprehensive services and one-stop testing solutions for USB Type-C cables (with or without the added E-Marker feature). In addition, Allion can help customers obtain certification in a shorter period of time and help to operate efficiently and sharpen your edge in a fiercely competitive industry.

USB Type-C Certification Procedure Flow Chart

For more information please visit Cable & Connector Testing Service Webpage.

 

 5. Pre-Compliance Test for USB Type-C

Inadequate preparation for USB Type-C compliance testing will lead to missed opportunity costs that occur during the early market period of peak demand. With our pre-compliance test for USB Type-C, Allion can help you lower the risk of test failure in the certification process, market timing risk, and avoid costly delays that can result from failed compliance testing, shorten time to market, and save cost as result.

 

6. DisplayPort Over Type-C Certification

In 2014, Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) announced the publication of the DisplayPort Alternate Mode for USB Type-C Standard. With this announcement, DisplayPort was recognized as one of the first video protocols to support USB Type-C™ Alternate Mode.

USB Type-C supports SuperSpeed USB data transmission rates (5-10 Gbps) and increased power delivery options, but this new, slim, reversible USB interface can also support Ultra-High Definition (UHD) 4K video via DisplayPort Alternate Mode (DP Alt Mode). Products that pass DP Alt Mode certification are guaranteed to support the highest levels of functionality and interoperability. Allion can assist vendors verify Ultra-High Definition (UHD) 4K video and audio transmission over USB Type-C to deliver brilliant 4K viewing experiences!