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Through Interoperability Test (IOT), Allion ensures that your devices can completely corresponded to all related hardware, software, application and network service. And  be able to be well-functioned and smooth-cooperated in the specific user scenarios, including smart home, IVI system, wearable technology, cloud service and so on. With Allion’s excellent experience in executing testing and developing test plan, you can absolutely  take possession of our tailor-made IOT validation and solution to make your products seamlessly connect with the whole device ecosystem, creating the superb user experience.

◆ The most close to the real scenario-based IOT   
◆ Design the customized test plans and test cases
◆ 10,000+ test tools, terminal equipments & CE devices

For more services and information, please contact Allion at service@allion.com


Allion, with Self-Designed & Developed
Bluetooth Qualification Test Equipment

● Which Officially Becomes the Bluetooth Qualification Testing
     Facility for Bluetooth 4.0

Being dedicated to the field of radio frequency for many years, Allion Labs, Inc. (Allion) has been officially authorized as Bluetooth Qualification Test Facility (BQTF) for Bluetooth 4.0 by Bluetooth Special Interest Group (Bluetooth SIG) to perform the Bluetooth 4.0 LE RF-PHY conformance tests. In order to expand research and design capability in the test instruments to advance the depth of Bluetooth validation techniques; moreover, Allion develops its own test equipment “ABRTS (Allion Bluetooth RF Test System)” and corresponding software “ABTS (Allion Bluetooth Test Suite)”, which  aimed at customized and tailor-made test configurations for DUTs. Focusing on the wireless communication function of Bluetooth, ABRTS and ABTS can generate vector interfering signal in various modulation types with accurate self-calibrated power meter and spectrum analyzer to assist developers’ products in meeting specifications of Bluetooth SIG. Currently, ABRTS and ABTS have been officially validated for executing Bluetooth 4.0 LE RF-PHY conformance tests, playing a role of solving products’ root causes and refining qualities.


Allion Competitive Analysis Test Report:
HDMI Cables Quality & Performance

Allion focused on the Japan marketplace and select 20 different branding models of HDMI cables with HDMI certification. The range of our selection includes all global and local brands, and the price is ranged from 450 JPY to 15,000 JPY. Through a series of cable and connector tests that implement the professional validation and competitive analysis, we expect further perceive on the current HDMI’s quality and  analyze the correlation between the price and its quality. Please refer to the article for details.

A full-range of TV Streaming Database is Ready in Allion Labs

To verify that TV RF signals could function well on anyplace and anywhere, Allion started to consolidate and update streaming data periodically over the world several years ago. Upon customer’s requests and test requirements, Allion team members would record TV signals in different kinds of environments or several countries and send the purchased TV products back from locals. The collected signal data can help customers test timely signals, process product verification, detect errors, and save time and cost. Please refer to the article for details.

CES 2014 Part I:
The Post Smartphone Era with Wearable Technology

Another CES has come and gone  Undeniably, the wearable technology in the form of a variety of smart bands, smart watches and even smart glasses, will be absolutely the major focus of CES 2014. Functionally, the wearable technology that doesn’t fall into categories, such as smartphone and smart TV with the emphases of software and hardware innovation, is talking about the applications of our daily lives and consumer markets which include healthcare and fitness. Please refer to the article for details.

CES 2014 Part II: The Alliance of A4WP and PMA Holds-up WPC Three Competitors Arise in Wireless Power World

Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) has launched its certification mechanism, “Rezence”, the official brand of wireless power technology in CES 2014. Besides, A4WP and PMA (Power Matters Alliance) signed a cooperating memorandum, working together on the development of two charging modes. The news is undoubtedly a bombshell for WPC (Wireless Power Consortium) who has comparative advantage of membership and product numbers in the wireless power market. Please refer to the article for details.

Understanding User Experience and How to Improve User Experience

For the service providers or product manufacturers, one of the key successful factors on their product design is to “understand what users like” and “uses’ preferences for their product and design”. The more they know about their users, the better product they could create. Please refer to the article for details.

A Giant Step into Smart Home:
A Technical and Logo Analysis of an Intelligent Home

According to market research firm IDC, Smart Home market is estimated from 2013 to 2020, the annual compound growth rate will reach 17.74%. It is expected to reach$ 51.77 billion market size in 2020. Allion, as a professional testing laboratory, but also cooperates with many related vendors through smart home market, hopefully through this article, can easily introduce the existing state of technology, the product developing focus  for manufacturers and the attention of market trends and future needs.
Please refer to the article for details.

2014 Allion Cable & Connector Seminar @ Taipei & Tokyo

To provide our global clients with the diverse testing requirements, we particularly held “2014 Allion Cable & Connector Seminar” in Tokyo and Taipei on February and March 2014. The seminar topics not only focus on the cable and connector testing, but also offer the latest information of technology development, certification process, key issue analysis and validation solutions into Taiwan and Japan markets, ensuring the best quality and functionality of clients’ products.

Test plan update as follows:

- Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n System Interoperability Test Plan version 2.0.36
Wi-Fi Direct System Interoperability Test Plan version 1.0.11
- Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac Interoperability Test Plan version 1.0.5
- WMM-Admission Control System Interoperability Test Plan version 1.0.6

New program will be launched as follows:

- Adding NFC to the Wi-Fi Protected Setup and Wi-Fi Direct programs(April)
Wi-Fi Direct Services(May)
- PasspointR2(June)
- Adding support for HDCP 2.2 in Miracast(May)

USB30CV R1.1.2.0

USB 3.0 Command Verifier (USB30CV) is the official tool for USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed USB) Hub and Device Framework testing. All USB 3.0 peripherals are required to pass the Device Framework tests in order to gain certification.
NOTE: The USB30CV tool is supported on Windows 7 and above.

Hub30CV R1.0.0.0

USB 3.0 Hub Command Verifier (HUB30CV) is the official tool for USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed USB) Hub Framework testing. All USB 3.0 hubs are required to pass the Hub Framework tests in order to gain certification.
NOTE: The Hub30CV tool is supported on Windows 7 and above.

USBHSET for xHCI R1.1.4.2

This tool kit contains the Window-based HSET utility, used for initiate test modes.
NOTE: The USBHSET tool works on Windows 7 and above only.

USB 3.0 Certification Platform

Hosts, hubs and peripherals must be certified using Windows 8.1 (64-bit OS).  USB-IF uses DELL XPS8700 (4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor, 8 GB Memory) and testing is performed using the on-board Intel host controller (Z87 Chipset).

xHCI Interoperability Test Procedures For Peripherals, Hubs, Hosts

The xHCI Interoperability Test Procedures For Peripherals, Hubs,Host Rev 1.59
(Updated February 11, 2014) is now available.

xHCI Backwards Compatibility Test Procedures For Hosts

The xHCI Backwards Compatibility Test Procedures For Hosts Rev 1.6
(Updated December 23, 2013) is now available.

USB20CV R1.4.11.0

USB20CV is the compliance test tool which evaluates High, Full and Low-speed USB devices for conformance to the USB Device Framework (Chapter 9), Hub device class (Chapter 11), HID class, and OTG specifications. What also included are mass storage class and USB video class specification tests. All USB peripherals are required to pass the Device Framework tests in order to gain certification. The other tests are mandatory for certification when supported.
NOTE: The USB20CV tool is supported on Windows 7 and above.

Guideline for Directly Attached Device

HDMI Licensing, LLC has released a new “Implementation Guidelines for Directly Attached Device” in 2013Q4. This document outlines the implementation requirements for HDMI products which can connect to other HDMI devices directly without an HDMI cable (or with a short “Pig tail” cable). The implementation requirements that described in this document allow Adopters to develop and manufacture Direct Attached Devices within the framework of the existing 1.4b Specification, and to test these devices within the framework of the existing 1.4b CTS. This document specifies the following:
- Directly Attached Source (short “Pig tail” cable or Stick type)
- Directly Attached Sink (Stick type only)

CTS 1.4b Informative Annex
The Association of HDMI has increased new CTS1.4b information accessories: Interoperability with multiple VSDB. Testing ID7-33A is based on the information of HDMI1.4B CTS attachment, which is a non-essential testing. Although testing ID7-33A does not need to pass through HDMI 1.4b CTS, under the requirement of HDMI1.4B (section 8.3.2), 7-33a still belongs to a necessary and mandatory testing. Even if 7-33a belonging to non-essential information and test accessories, the association of HDMI strongly recommends that all adopters can perform all of the Source devices to execute 7-33a tests.

DisplayPort Adds DockPort Extension to Royalty-Free VESA Standard

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) announced that DockPort will be added as an official extension to the existing DisplayPort standard. DockPort is an emerging technology that enables high-speed USB 3.0 data over the existing DisplayPort connector.
Read official announcement>>

Specification updates as follows:

MHL 3.1 Documentation
MHL Specification Version 3.1 Is Available for Download - January 28, 2014 
MHL Specification Version 3.1

MHL CTS 3.0 MOI (Method of Implementation)

The “Main” CTS defines what is being tested to measure compliance to the MHL 3.0 Specification. Each test equipment maker has been issued a separate “Method of Implementation” (MOI) document, which is defined as part of the overall CTS, and defines those tests which are supported by that test equipment maker. Each MOI includes the “Recommended Methodology” for each supported test, and the list of approved equipment from that test equipment maker.
Agilent MOI 
Simplay MOI 
Tektronix MOI

MHL CTS 3.0 Exemption Letters


MHL 2.2 Documentation

MHL Specification Version 2.2 Is Available for Download - (Released February 8, 2014)
MHL Specification Version 2.2 

MHL 1.4 Documentation

MHL Specification Version 1.4 Is Available for Download - (Released February 8, 2014)
MHL Specification Version 1.4

The Tablet product type isn’t showing up in HCK

Read official announcement>>

Windows Server Catalog benefits from recent improvements to the Windows Dev Center hardware dashboard

Read official announcement>>

HCK QFE 08 for Windows 8.1 now available

Read official announcement>>

HCK QFE 07 for Windows 8.1 now available

Read official announcement>>

Waiver to the Windows Logo License Agreement for Hardware Version 2014 (“LLA”) for use of the Windows Symbol on devices

Read official announcement>>

Dashboard system submissions process simplified

Read official announcement>>

Changes to “System - Sleep and PNP (disable and enable) with IO Before and After (Certification)” test in February HCK QFE

Read official announcement>>

HCK QFE 06 for Windows 8.1 now available

Read official announcement>>

HCK for Windows 8.1 and WLK 1.6 usage scenarios

Read official announcement>>

Self-test submission model for touch device and precision touchpad certification

Read official announcement>>

Windows Hardware Certification requirement changes effective January 1, 2014

Read official announcement>>

DLNA Certification will launch Mandatory Trickmodes Guidelines (A.K.A 2011 Guidelines) on April 1st, 2014.
The following tools must be used for certification:
- CTT v2.0.0.5
- MCVT v2.0.0.3 / V3.0.3 (MCVT v2.0.0.3 will be expired on May 18, 2014.)
- LPTT: v2.0.16

Program Update

SATA-IO allows for testing and submitting M.2 device and Host, following draft 1.5 UTD.

2014 Allion Bluetooth Seminar

May 6 & May 7, 2014

Taipei, Taiwan

2014 Allion Cable & Connector Seminar

May 13, 2014

Dongguan, China

May 15, 2014

Suzhou, China

Computex Taipei 2014

June 3-7, 2014

Taipei, Taiwan

USB-IF Compliance Workshop #91

May 5-9, 2014

Portland, USA

Bluetooth Technology Seminar

8 May, 2014

Taipei, Taiwan

SuperSpeed USB Community at Computex

June 3-7, 2014

Taipei, Taiwan

PCI-SIG Developers Conference 2014

June 4-5, 2014

Santa Clara, USA

Wi-Fi Alliance Member Meeting

June 24-26, 2014

Chicago, USA


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