Standards Compliance & Certification

GRL’s Standards Compliance & Certification Services

GRL provides Official Compliance Testing & Logo Certification for USB, HDMI, and other standards.
GRL provides Independent Testing, Pre-Compliance and Custom Testing for PCI Express, IEEE 802.3, DDR, MIPI and more.
See details below.

GRL offers Official Compliance Testing & Logo Certification for the following technologies:

  • USB


  • USB Power Delivery


  • Qualcomm Quick Charge


  • Qi
    Wireless Charging BPP


  • SD Card


  • DisplayPort


  • HDMI 1.4b & 2.1
    HDMI Premium Cable


  • PCI Express


  • DisplayHDR


  • Thunderbolt


  • SATA


Click here for more details on GRL’s Official Compliance Testing & Logo Certification programs.
GRL also provides Independent Testing, Pre-Compliance, Custom Testing and Self-Certification supporting multiple high speed connectivity standards including:

Click here for more details on GRL’s Independent Testing, Pre-Compliance, Custom Testing and Self-Certification.

“Beyond Compliance”

Often early designs do not pass compliance or certification testing. GRL provides deep engineering Debugging Support across multiple domains to help you quickly diagnose root cause and achieve compliance or certification and get your product out to market quickly and with confidence.

GRL has extensive capabilities and expertise to test “beyond compliance” and get your product out to market quickly and with confidence:


GRL Official Compliance Testing & Logo Program Certification Programs

GRL offers Official Compliance Testing & Logo Certification for the following technologies:

Technology Certification Test Areas
GRL Approved to Provide Compliance Test Services for Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0.
GRL provides Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 compliance testing with support of new key features such as USB Power Delivery’s Programmable Power Supply (PPS). PPS enables fast, efficient charging by allowing the phone to intelligently decide the optimal voltage and current levels and effectively communicate with the charger. Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 also adds various safety enhancements and allows for cooler charging.For more information on Qualcomm Quick Charge Certification, please visit /qualcomm-quick-charge/
quickcharge GRL’s Qi services currently support the WPC’s “Qi Wireless Power Transfer System”, with Base Power Profile (BPP) up to 5W, using WPC-validated test equipment and following the mandated product certification procedures.
GRL offers deep USB expertise and works especially closely with the USB silicon ecosystem.
Cables and Connectors (A, C), Peripherals (devices), Hubs, Systems (Hosts), Power Delivery Chargers, and Silicon:

  • USB 3.2 & 2.0 Electricals
  • USB 3.2 & 2.0 CV/Functional
  • USB 3.2 & 2.0 & Interoperability and Backwards Compatibility
  • USB 3.2 Link Layer
  • USB 3.2 Protocol Stress Testing Tools & Services

USB Pre-Compliance test services are also available.

Login to register your product for USB certification testing here.

Click here to learn more about GRL’s latest USB Power Delivery and USB Type-C Test Solutions.

GRL is a member of the HDMI Forum and offers deep expertise and a range of Certification and Pre-Certification services.
HDMI 2.1 & 1.4b, HDCP 1.2 & 2.2 for Sources, Sinks, Repeaters, Cables, and Adapters:
  • Electrical Compliance and Protocol Compliance
  • Interoperability (not required for certification)
  • 4K2K, 3D, and other optional HDMI features


Please visit the GRL-Philips HDMI ATCs page for more information and ordering instructions.

image013GRL is the leading contributing lab for DP compliance test development and works with all key players in the DP standard. DP 1.4 and DP over USB Type-C (DP Alt Mode) logo Certification, pre-compliance and debugging services for Sources, Sinks, Cables, Adapters, & Hubs:

  • Electricals at all rates (RBR, HBR, HBR2, HBR3)
  • Link Layer & EDID
  • Interoperability
  • Multi-Stream (MST) and other optional DP features

Early DP 2.0 test services are also available. Contact GRL for details.

GRL was the first certification lab in the world qualified by Intel Corp. and has been a key contributor to the development of the Thunderbolt ecosystem.
Thunderbolt 3 and earlier Devices (AV, Storage, and PCI Express Expansion) & HostsMac and Windows platforms

  • GRL performs all tests required for Thunderbolt certification & pre-certification. Contact GRL for more details.
GRL is the only SATA certification lab that is a member of the
LSI-SandForce Trusted Program.
SATA Gen3 Devices, Hosts, and Building Blocks:

  • Electricals (PHY/TSG/OOB, RSG, Rx/Tx)
  • Digital
  • Interoperability
  • Mechanical


GRL Independent Testing

GRL helps customers needing independent compliance test reports and lab measurements to assist them in selling their product and winning new business. GRL supports Independent testing, Pre-Compliance, and Self-Certification services supporting multiple high speed connectivity standards including:

Technology Compliance Test Areas & Services
image019 Automotive Connectivity and Charging
Official Certification, Conformance, Interoperability and troubleshooting for Connected car technologies.

  • USB, USB Type-C®
  • Networking – GigE over Plastic Optical Fiber (GEPOF), 10/100/1000 Automotive Ethernet
  • Display/infotainment – MIPI, DisplayPort, embedded DP, HDMI
  • Power and Charging – USB Power Delivery, Qualcomm QuickChargeTM 4/4+, Qi Wireless

For more information visit our automotive services page

GRL’s team has a deep history in PCIe supporting PCI-SIG committees, workshops, and adopters across the ecosystem.
PCIe 5.0, 4.0 and earlier Base (ASIC) and CEM (System) Specification Pre-Compliance & Characterization for IC’s, End Point (device), Root Complex (Host/System), Backplanes, and Connectors:

  • Transmitter & Receiver Electricals & Rx Jitter Margin
  • Tx Pre-emphasis Level Verification & RefClk Jitter
  • Return Loss/Insertion Loss
  • PLL Peaking and Bandwidth
  • Transaction & Link Layer (PTC)
  • Configuration Space (CV)
  • PCIe Protocol Layer Analysis, Debugging & Stress Testing

PCIe Logo Certification is available only at the PCI-SIG workshops. Work with GRL to ensure compliance before you attend the workshop, or debug compliance-related issues.

GRL offers deep DDR expertise and addresses probing and test setup challenges.
DDR 5/legacy Hosts & DIMMs, and Universal Flash Storage (UFS) designs:

  • JEDEC Signal Quality tests
  • DDR Functional and Custom tests
  • Test Methodology, Setup & Probing Consultation
  • Memory Bus Design Consultation & Validation
GRL is a member of the MIPI Alliance and offers deep test & design capabilities.
MIPI D-PHY, M-PHY, & C-PHY DSI, CSI, and DigRF designs:

  • Transmitter Electrical Conformance
  • Receiver Electrical Conformance
  • Test Methodology, Setup & Probing Consultation
GRL is the leading contributing lab for flash memory interface transition to high speed serial.
UHS-II Hosts & Devices:

GRL offers deep SAS expertise including challenging Receiver PHY Conformance.
SAS 4.0 (24G) and earlier Devices, Hosts, Expanders, Backplanes, and Cables:

  • Receiver & Transmitter PHY Conformance
  • Return Loss/Insertion Loss
  • SAS Digital Conformance & Stress Testing
  • Test Methodology & Setup Consultation
GRL offers deep expertise addressing PHY layer conformance for Networking & Backplane Technologies.
Electrical and Optical characterization of IEEE 802.3 and OIF-CEI Networking & Backplane Standards up to 400G, including 56/112Gb/s PAM4, Base-CX/KR/KX, and XAUI/CAUI/CAUI4/CDAUI/200GAUI-4 and 400GAUI-8; 10GBASE-T; CEI 25G/56G; and Infiniband.:

  • GRL provides PHY Conformance & Characterization for SERDES/IC, Hosts, Backplanes, and Network Adapters