USB-IF announced that the Link Layer Tests will become a required USB 3.0 compliance test for certification beginning with the USB-IF Compliance Workshop #78 in July 2011. All vendors who are participating at this workshop and applying USB 3.0 Compliance Test need to pass the Link Layer Tests.
Currently, Ellisys and Lecroy offer test solutions for Link Layer testing, and have been participating at the PIL and USB-IF compliance workshops. All products that need USB 3.0 certification will be required to pass both Link Layer test solutions until these solutions are approved by USB-IF.
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