- 10 April 2013 06:57
VIA Labs Collaborates with Microsoft® to Develop SuperMUTT Pack USB Test Tool
Taipei, Taiwan, 9 April, 2013 - VIA Labs, Inc., a leading supplier of USB 3.0 integrated chip controllers, today announced the availability of the SuperMUTT Pack USB test tool, which is part of the Microsoft USB Test Tool kit (MUTT) and an integral part of the Windows Hardware Certification Kit (WHCK). The SuperMuttPack integrates a VIA Labs VL811+ USB 3.0 Hub Controller and is designed to work with the MUTT family of devices.
VIA Labs will be showcasing the SuperMUTTPack as part of the SuperSpeed USB Community at IDF Beijing 2013 this April 10-11th, in booth H3. MUTT devices such as the SuperMUTT Pack simplify USB compatibility and interoperability testing by simulating over 1,000 types of devices while introducing a rigorous, truly repeatable, and automated testing framework. Use of MUTT devices in conjunction with WHCK enables hardware companies to design, build, and certify higher quality USB-enabled systems and devices, ensuring the best possible user experience under Windows 8. The SuperMUTTPack USB test tool kit is currently offered by VIA Labs on the VIA Labs online shop and includes one SuperMUTT Pack Device, a USB 3.0 cable, 12V power supply, and an instruction manual. The WHCK can be downloaded separately from Microsoft.
“The MUTT package will greatly benefit the industry on the whole in terms of quality which will lead to better user experiences with USB devices going forward,” said Terrance Shih, Product Manager, VIA Labs, Inc. “Through our collaboration with Microsoft on this project we have been able to improve the reliability and overall quality of our USB 3.0 chips and devices by identifying and fixing a number of issues that would be difficult to uncover with traditional testing.” VIA Labs VL811+ The VIA Labs VL811+ is an advanced 4-port USB 3.0 Hub controller featuring low power consumption and comprehensive USB Charging support. The custom in-house USB PHY supports USB power management and gives the VIA Labs VL811+ excellent signal integrity characteristics and improved backwards compatibility. VL811+ also features a flexible firmware architecture, providing a framework for custom functions in addition to in-field updates.
VIA Labs VL811+ is USB-IF SuperSpeed Certified, and works under Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP. Since USB 3.0 hubs do not require additional drivers, the VIA Labs VL811+ is also compatible with non-x86 devices and platforms that support USB hub functions such as tablets. It is well suited for all USB hub applications such as standalone USB hubs, Notebook/Ultrabook docking stations/port-replicators, desktop PC front panel, motherboard on-board hub, and USB hub compound devices. For more information about the VIA Labs VL811+ Hub and to order, please visit: http://shop.via-labs.com/VLI-shop.html
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To order a test kit, please go to: http://shop.via-labs.com/VLI-shop-SuperMuttPack.html
About VIA Labs, Inc. VIA Labs, Inc is the foremost supplier of USB 3.0 integrated chip controllers that are driving adoption of the new SuperSpeed USB specification. A wholly owned subsidiary of x86 processor platform provider, VIA Technologies, Inc., VIA Labs leverages its experience in high-speed serial link interfaces, in-house PHY design, and complete system integration to offer customers industry leading technology along with guaranteed high quality and implementation support. www.via-labs.com
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