USB-IF Compliance Updates

Number of Updates: 5

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ID Updated Subject Reason Mandate Effective Date
120 August, 2018 End of Life for All PD 2.0 Certifications Transition to PD 3.0 Required March, 2018

117 May, 2018 PD 2.0 E-marker End of Life Transition to PD 3.0 Required March, 2018

116 April, 2018 USB-C IOP Tree Alternate Mode Monitor Clarify how to obtain the correct FW version of the Alt Mode Monitor Informational

106 August, 2016 Certified Connectors Required for Products Using the USB Type-C Connector Silicon and End-products must use certified connectors Required August, 2016

105 August, 2016 Billboard Testing Required for Alt Mode Capable PD Only Silicon All PD Only Silicon implementing Alt Mode seeking certitication must pass applicable Billboard tests Required August, 2016

Billboard Testing Required for Alt Mode Capable PD Only Silicon
Mandate: Required
Effective Date: August, 2016

PD Only Silicon products capable of Alt Mode (i.e. enter and exit modes) must pass applicable Billboard related tests in order to be certified. This requirement is in addition to passing all existing applicable compliance tests.

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Certified Connectors Required for Products Using the USB Type-C Connector
Mandate: Required
Effective Date: August, 2016

All products implementing a USB Type-C connector must use certified USB connectors. This includes the following product categories as examples.

  • PD Only Silicon
  • PD E-Marker
  • PD End-products
  • PD Power Bricks
  • USB Type-C Only Power Bricks
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USB-C IOP Tree Alternate Mode Monitor
Mandate: Informational
Effective Date:

The USB-IF currently uses the ASUS monitor in the USB-C IOP tree. The monitor used in the USB-IF tree uses a specific firmware that is not installed on current versions of the ASUS monitor being sold. In order to obtain the correct FW version please contact your nearest ASUS service center for the FW update.

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PD 2.0 E-marker End of Life
Mandate: Required
Effective Date: March, 2018

The USB-IF will discontinue certification programs for PD 2.0 E-markers 12 months from the Effective Date of this update. The certificatin program for end product cables using PD 2.0 E-markers will be disconinued 18 months from the Effective Date of this update.

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End of Life for All PD 2.0 Certifications
Mandate: Required
Effective Date: March, 2018
The USB-IF will discontinue certification programs for all PD 2.0 products 12 months from the Effective Date of this update.
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