Granite River Labs (GRL), a global leader in engineering services and test solutions for high speed connectivity, announced today that they have been qualified by Intel® Corporation to perform Thunderbolt™ product electrical certification testing for Thunderbolt 3 hosts. GRL is the first test center authorized to test Thunderbolt 3 host products to ensure that they meet the Thunderbolt 3 electrical test specifications. GRL currently provides Thunderbolt product certification testing at its Taipei, Taiwan facility.
Thunderbolt 3 in the only technology that supports 40 Gbps connections, dual 4K 60Hz displays, up to 100W of power, and multi-protocol support over a single USB Type-C® connector. With Thunderbolt 3, you can connect any dock, device, or display including those that support the latest USB 3.1 10Gbps technology. Only products that have passed official certification testing are authorized to use the Thunderbolt name, logo, and connector icon.
“We are excited to extend our support for the Thunderbolt ecosystem as an authorized test center and to continue our support of strong Thunderbolt adoption,” said Johnson Tan, Chief Executive Officer at GRL. “We have leveraged our technical leadership and expertise in Thunderbolt, USB, PCI Express and DisplayPort, to offer a complete suite of Thunderbolt 3 host product certification test services and solutions, with ultra-responsive service and deep technical support.”
“The certification program is critical to the successful ramp of Thunderbolt 3 host products and it assures customers that the products meet the compliance and interoperability requirements expected of Thunderbolt products,” said Jason Ziller, Director of Thunderbolt Marketing, Intel Corporation. “GRL has invested significant energy in support of the Thunderbolt 3 host product certification testing program and we are pleased to approve them as an authorized test center.”
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