Windows Hardware Certification Kit (HCK) Tests for USB

The Windows Hardware Certification Kit (HCK) tests can be used for additional testing of Systems, USB host controllers, hubs, and devices. These tests cover basic device functionality, reliability, and compatibility with Windows.

Prerequisites

Before you start running the logo tests make sure you meet the following requirements:

  • To run these tests you will need at least two computers: a test server and a test client.
  • The test client must have the latest version of Windows.
  • The test client must have EHCI and xHCI controllers, either integrated or as add-in cards. The controllers must expose user-accessible root ports (no integrated hubs).
  • Download the Windows HCK to the test server from Windows Hardware Certification Kit Downloads.

    For detailed information about how to install and use the Windows HCK, see Windows HCK Getting Started.

Hardware requirements for running USB tests in the HCK

To run the HCK tests, you need:

  • Your host controller (either integrated or as add-in cards), hubs, or device to certify.

    Open Device Manager on the test client and make sure that the USB controllers that you want to use expose user-accessible root ports (no integrated hubs).

    USB root port

  • USB-IF-compliant external SuperSpeed hub to evaluate system compatibility. We have tested HCK tests with these hubs:
  • MUTT devices as test devices for hub and controller tests.
  • USB-IF certified cables and connectors to avoid signal integrity issues. See USB-IF list of products.

Complete set of requirements are given here:

HCK test selection for USB

The USB tests that apply to your system, host controller, hub, or device are automatically selected in HCK Studio.

After you follow steps 1-5 in Windows HCK Getting Started, make sure that:

  • In step 5,the correct device is selected in the Selection tab of HCK Studio.
  • In step 6, all the tests that apply to your device are displayed in the Tests tab in HCK studio. To run these tests, you must select the test in the left-hand check box and click Run Selected. The tests for USB testing are listed in the following section of this document.

For information about scheduling tests, see steps 2-6 in Windows HCK Getting Started.

Recommended Windows HCK tests for systems

OEMs should run these tests before certifying their system. The test system must include SuperSpeed port(s).

For tests that are marked with *, a SuperMUTT can be connected to the xHCI controller(s). For tests that are marked with +, a SuperMUTT must be connected to the xHCI controller(s).

Functional tests

Certification tests

For more information, see Recommended USB tests for system development.

Recommended Windows HCK tests for USB controllers

USB host controller manufacturers should run these tests to test their controllers before they are embedded into systems. USB 3.0 and xHCI tests are only applicable to xHCI controllers, USB 3.0 hubs, and devices. For more information about each test, see the individual test reference topics in Device.Connectivity Tests and System.Fundamentals Tests.

For tests that are marked with *, a SuperMUTT can be connected to the controller. For more information about the SuperMUTT, see MUTT devices.

Functional tests

Certification tests

Recommended Windows HCK tests for USB hubs

USB hub manufacturers should run these tests before their hubs can be embedded on systems. USB host controller manufacturers should also run these tests if their host controllers that contain embedded hubs.

Hubs must be connected to the xHCI controller for all tests. The USB Topology Compatibility Test requires that the hub is plugged into the EHCI controller and that the hub is connected to the root port during the test. For all tests that are marked with *, a SuperMUTT can be connected to the hub.

Functional tests

Certification tests

Recommended Windows HCK tests for USB devices

All other USB device manufacturers should run these tests on their embedded or peripheral devices. USB hub manufacturers should also run these tests. Devices must be connected to an xHCI controller for all tests.

Functional tests

Certification tests

Related topics

Testing USB hardware, drivers, and apps in Windows

 

 

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