Qualification by Similarity Guidelines for USB Connectors and Cable Assemblies

Guidelines for USB 2.0 Connectors
Guidelines for USB 2.0 Cable Asemblies
Guidelines for USB 3.0 Connectors
Guidelines for USB 3.0 Cable Assemblies
Guidelines for USB Type-C(tm) Connectors
Guidelines for USB Type-C(tm) Cable Assemblies

USB 2.0 Connectors


The following table identifies the group of tests that are required to be performed for each change to a USB 2.0 connector.   This table is to be used as general guidelines only.   The actual tests that are required may differ based on the magnitude, nature and combinations of changes within the connector.  Please see the "Cable and Connector Class 2.0" document for details of each individual group of tests.   The USB-IF has sole discretion on the groups of tests required.

 

USB 2.0 Cable Assemblies


The following table identifies the group of tests that are required to be performed for each change to a USB 2.0 cable assembly.   This table is to be used as general guidelines only.   The actual tests that are required may differ based on the magnitude, nature and combinations of changes within the cable assembly.  Please see the "Cable and Connector Class 2.0" document for details of each individual group of tests.   The USB-IF has sole discretion on the groups of tests required.

 

USB 3.1 Gen 1 Connectors


The following table identifies the group of tests that are required to be performed for each change to a USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector.   This table is to be used as general guidelines only.   The actual tests that are required may differ based on the magnitude, nature and combinations of changes within the connector.  Please see the "USB 3.0 Connectors and Cable Assemblies Document" document for details of each individual group of tests.   The USB-IF has sole discretion on the groups of tests required.

 

USB 3.1 Gen 1 Cable Assemblies


The following table identifies the group of tests that are required to be performed for each change to a USB 3.1 Gen 1 cable assembly.   This table is to be used as general guidelines only.   The actual tests that are required may differ based on the magnitude, nature and combinations of changes within the cable assembly.  Please see the "USB 3.0 Connectors and Cable Assemblies Document" document for details of each individual group of tests.   The USB-IF has sole discretion on the groups of tests required.

 

USB Type-C(tm) Connectors


The following table identifies the group of tests that are required to be performed for each change to a USB Type-C(tm) connector.   This table is to be used as general guidelines only.   The actual tests that are required may differ based on the magnitude, nature and combinations of changes within the connector.  Please see the "USB Type-C® Connectors and Cable Assemblies Compliance Document" for details of each individual group of tests. document for details of each individual group of tests.   The USB-IF has sole discretion on the groups of tests required.

 

USB Type-C Cable Assemblies


The following table identifies the group of tests that are required to be performed for each change to a USB Type-C(tm) Cable Assemblies.   This table is to be used as general guidelines only.   The actual tests that are required may differ based on the magnitude, nature and combinations of changes within the cable assembly.  Please see the "USB Type-C® Connectors and Cable Assemblies Compliance Document" for details of each individual group of tests.   The USB-IF has sole discretion on the groups of tests required.