CardBus-PCMCIA Testing Overview

Note  This content applies to the Windows Logo Kit (WLK). For the latest information using the new Windows Hardware Certification Kit (HCK), see Windows HCK User's Guide on the Windows Hardware Dev Center.

These procedures test your CardBus-PCMCIA controller for correct functionality by using the Microsoft Windows Driver Kit (WDK) and Driver Test Manager (DTM). To ensure full functionality, you must run all of the tests that DTM identifies as required for the device. If your product provides bus-specific support, you must run the appropriate bus-specific tests in addition to the standard tests.

The test procedures are divided into the following types of topics:

  • Preparing: The preparing topics describe how to configure the system or systems for Windows logo testing.

  • Running: The running topics describe how to run the tests for your device or system.

Note   You must use the latest version of the WDK to compile your driver in order for it to pass testing and obtain a logo.

CardBus-PCMCIA Controller Tests

The tests that you need to run depend on the capabilities of the device or system that is being tested. The following list contains all of the tests that you might need for your test device:

  • CardBus Card Common Silicon Guidelines test

  • CardBus Bridge Power Management Register Test

  • CardBus Bridge Register Test

  • Device Path Exerciser

  • Sleep Stress with I/O

  • Disable Enable with I/O

  • Common Scenario Stress with IO

  • Plug and Play Driver Test

  • Run INFTest against a single INF

  • Storage Device Stress test (SDStress)

If your device is connected through PCI, you will need:

  • (Windows Vista and later versions) PCI/PCI Express Compliance Test (PCIHCT)

Run time: approximately 2 hours

Hardware Requirements

The following hardware is required for CardBus-PCMCIA Controller testing. You might need additional hardware if the test device provides bus-specific support. See the test description for each bus-specific test to determine if there are additional hardware requirements.

  • One test system with the following:
    • Minimum requirements that are published for the test operating system
    • CD-ROM drive
    • One monitor, one keyboard, and one mouse (or any pointing/drawing device)

      Note  The preceding items are not required when the test system is a mobile system.

    Note  The test system must be included in the Microsoft Windows Marketplace.

  • One CardBus/PCMCIA host controller (test device)

  • Any CardBus/PCMCIA card that complies with the requirements of the "Designed for Microsoft Windows" Logo Program for Hardware

    Note  Contact the CardBus card vendor if you are uncertain about ACPI compliance.

Note   Testing a device to obtain a logo for Server Device qualification requires that the system being used to test the device supports four processors and a minimum of 1 GB of RAM. These system capabilities are required for the "Dynamic Partitioning (DP) Simulator and Test" and the "Multiple Processor Group" test to run. You do not need a system that actually supports DP capabilities or has greater than 64 processors to test your device.

If a pool of systems is used to test devices, at least one system in the pool must contain four processors and a minimum of 1 GB of RAM. Additionally, that system must contain the device and driver being tested. As long as the driver is the same on all systems in the pool, the schedule will be created to run against all systems.

For those tests that do not include a driver to test, such as testing a hard drive, the Driver Test Manager (DTM) scheduler will constrain the DP test to run on the default system. This system should also be manually configured to have multiple processor groups. The default system is the first one listed. Test personnel, in this case, should ensure that this first system meets these minimum hardware requirements.

Note   Except for Para-Virtualization drivers (as defined by Logo Requirement Policy-0020), physical devices and their associated drivers being tested for Server Logo or Signature may not be tested in virtual machines using any form of virtualization. This is because not all virtualization products support the underlying functionality needed to pass the tests relating to Multiple Processor Groups, Device Power Management, Device PCI functionality, etc.

Software Requirements

The following software is required to run the CardBus-PCMCIA controller tests:

  • One of the following operating systems:
    • Windows 7
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    • Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1), Enterprise Edition
    • Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1), Datacenter Edition
    • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
    • Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
    • Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
    • Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
    • Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-based Systems
    • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Any drivers that are not shipped with the operating system

  • The current release of Microsoft Windows Driver Kit (WDK)

Tester Knowledge Requirements

To run the CardBus-PCMCIA Controller tests, testers must know how to accomplish the following tasks:

  • Install the CardBus/PCMCIA test controller.

  • Install the operating system from the product CD.

  • Install the CardBus card.

  • Install the manufacturer-supplied device driver for the CardBus card, if necessary.

  • Install DTM client.

  • Start tests from DTM Studio's Device Console (Submission mode).

Related Links

Windows Marketplace Tested Products List

Windows Debugging Tools

Windows Symbol Files



Build date: 9/14/2012

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