USB3 Termination

This test verifies that once the USB 3.0 bus is powered, SuperSpeed termination remains on unless the operating system explicitly removes it. A SuperSpeed capable device should always enumerate on the SuperSpeed bus and remain enumerated at SuperSpeed.

Test details

Associated requirements

System.Fundamentals.SystemUSB.SuperSpeedTerminationRemainsOn System.Fundamentals.SystemUSB.XHCIToEHCIControllerTransitions System.Fundamentals.USBDevice.SelectiveSuspend

See the system hardware requirements.


Windows RT (ARM-based) Windows 8 (x64) Windows 8 (x86) Windows Server 2012 (x64) Windows RT 8.1 Windows 8.1 x64 Windows 8.1 x86 Windows Server 2012 R2

Expected run time

~7 minutes


Certification Functional




Running the test

Before you run the test, complete the test setup as described in the test requirements: WDTF System Fundamentals Testing Prerequisites.

For this test, you must perform some manual steps and connect a USB3 device to the USB3 port on the system. We recommend using a SuperMUTT (SuperSpeed Microsoft USB Test Tool) device for this test. Please refer to the instructions in the HCK Studio for additional test instructions.


For troubleshooting information, see Troubleshooting System Fundamentals Testing.

This test returns Pass or Fail. For information about how to review test details, see the Step 7: View test results and log files topic.



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