USB-IF Compliance Updates

Number of Updates: 2

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ID Updated Subject Reason Mandate Effective Date
35 April, 2012 Consumer OTG Products must use the Micro-AB receptacle Antiquation of the Mini-AB receptacle Informational March, 2007

79 July, 2011 End of Life for OTG 1.3 Certifications Announcement when certification for OTG version 1.3 will end Informational Year 2012

Consumer OTG Products must use the Micro-AB receptacle
Mandate: Informational
Effective Date: March, 2007

In February 2007, the USB-IF announced the publication of the MicroUSB Specification.

In March 2007, the USB-IF announced the deprecation of the Mini-AB receptacle and the Mini-A connectors.

In December 2007, certification of MicroUSB connectors started.

Consumer OTG products must implement the Micro-AB receptacle.  Vendors of OTG products are advised to provide a Certified USB MicroUSB cable assembly with their products until these cables are readily available in the market.  

To facilitate testing, vendors should create and use a Micro-AB receptacle to Mini-B plug adapter in order to use the existing OPT.  This adapter will need to have the ID pins of each connector interconnected. This will enable the mini-B plug to imitate the actual plug inserted into the Micro-AB receptacle.

Please see "Certification of Micro-USB Connectors" for additional information.

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End of Life for OTG 1.3 Certifications
Mandate: Informational
Effective Date: Year 2012
Version 2.0 is the current release of the USB On-The-Go specification.

After 31 December 2011, the USB-IF will cease OTG version 1.3 certification of building blocks.

After 31 December 2012, the USB-IF will end OTG version 1.3 certification of any product.
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