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Desktop and Mobile PC Requirements

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Desktop and Mobile PC Requirements

Desktop and Mobile

    PC Requirements

    Design and Test Requirements for Systems and Components

    that Run Microsoft? Windows? 2000 Professional, Windows 98

    Second Edition, and Windows Millennium Edition

    Operating Systems Version 1.1 June 23, 2000 Microsoft Corporation

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    Contents

    Chapter 1 Introduction to Windows Logo Program for Hardware 1 About the Microsoft Windows Logo ........................................................................................................ 1 “Designed for Windows” Logo Options ................................................................................................... 2 Windows Logo Program Dates ............................................................................................................... 3 What’s New in This Version.................................................................................................................... 4 How to Use These Guidelines................................................................................................................. 4 Chapter 2 PC Hardware Requirements for Windows Logo 7 Chapter 3 Recommendations and Future Requirements 15 Recommended System Capabilities...................................................................................................... 16 Recommended End-user Experience ................................................................................................... 17 Recommended Device and Driver Capabilities ..................................................................................... 17 “Best Practices” Recommendations ...................................................................................................... 19 Chapter 4 Getting the Windows Logo for Hardware 21 Appendix A PC System Requirement Details 23 How to Use This Appendix .................................................................................................................... 23 A1.0 General PC System Requirements ............................................................................................... 24 A2.0 Desktop Client Requirements ....................................................................................................... 34 A3.0 Mobile Client Requirements .......................................................................................................... 35 A4.0 Legacy-Free System Requirements.............................................................................................. 41 Appendix B Device Requirement Details 45 How to Use This Appendix .................................................................................................................... 45 B1.0 General Device and Driver Quality ................................................................................................ 46 B2.0 Bus/Device Controllers ................................................................................................................. 49 B2.1 CardBus/PCMCIA Controllers and Devices ............................................................................. 49 B2.2 IEEE 1394 Controllers and Devices ......................................................................................... 51 B2.3 Infrared/Wireless ..................................................................................................................... 53 B2.4 Parallel/Serial Devices.............................................................................................................. 54 B2.5 PCI Controllers and Devices .................................................................................................... 56 B2.6 USB Controllers and Devices................................................................................................... 60 B3.0 Audio Devices ............................................................................................................................... 61 B3.1 General Audio .......................................................................................................................... 61 B4.0 Display .......................................................................................................................................... 67 B4.1 Display Adapters/Chipsets ....................................................................................................... 67 B4.2 Monitors ................................................................................................................................... 75 B5.0 Input and HID ............................................................................................................................... 78 B5.1 General Input ........................................................................................................................... 78 B5.2 Keyboard .................................................................................................................................. 79 B5.3 Input/Pointing ........................................................................................................................... 81 B5.4 Input/Game .............................................................................................................................. 82 B5.5 Input/Keyboard-Video-Mouse ................................................................................................... 83 B5.6 Smart Card Readers ................................................................................................................ 84 B6.0 Modems ........................................................................................................................................ 85 B6.1 General Modem........................................................................................................................ 85 B7.0 Network Devices ........................................................................................................................... 90 B7.1 General Network ...................................................................................................................... 90 B7.2 Cable Modem ........................................................................................................................... 93 B7.3 DSL Device .............................................................................................................................. 94 B7.4 ISDN Net Device ...................................................................................................................... 95 B7.5 ATM Device ............................................................................................................................. 96 B8.0 Printers ......................................................................................................................................... 96 B8.1 General Printers ....................................................................................................................... 96 B9.0 Still Image Devices ....................................................................................................................... 98 B9.1 General Still Image Devices ..................................................................................................... 98 B10.0 Storage Controllers and Devices .............................................................................................. 101 B10.1 General Storage ................................................................................................................... 101 B10.2 IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers/Devices ................................................................................... 105 ? 1999-2000, Microsoft Corporation. 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    10.3 SCSI Controllers/Devices ....................................................................................................... 107 B10.4 Hard Disk Drives .................................................................................................................. 109 B10.5 CD/DVD Drives .................................................................................................................... 110 B10.6 Removable Media Drives...................................................................................................... 113 B10.7 Tape Drives .......................................................................................................................... 114 B10.8 Media Changer Devices ....................................................................................................... 115 B10.9 RAID .................................................................................................................................... 116 B10.10 Fibre Channel..................................................................................................................... 118 B11.0 Streaming Media and Broadcast ............................................................................................... 119 B11.1 General Streaming ............................................................................................................... 119 B11.2 DVD Playback ...................................................................................................................... 121 B11.3 TV Tuner .............................................................................................................................. 123 B11.4 Video Input/Capture ............................................................................................................. 124 B12.0 Miscellaneous ........................................................................................................................... 125 B12.1 Multifunction Devices ........................................................................................................... 125 Appendix C Designing for Success 128

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    Chapter 1

    Introduction to Windows Logo Program

    for Hardware

    Welcome to the Microsoft Windows Logo Program for Desktop and Mobile PC

    Requirements. This document describes the scope and purpose of the Microsoft Windows Logo

    Program, and it tells how to obtain the Windows Logo for desktop and mobile PC

    systems and components that run the Microsoft? Windows? 2000 Professional and

    Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me) operating systems. This document defines the Windows Logo Program requirements that must be met by PC hardware vendors and system manufacturers who want to license the Windows Logo. This document is revised in relation to each release of a new version of client versions of Windows operating systems. To receive notice and review opportunity for future revision, please complete the information request form at

    http://www.microsoft.com/winlogo/.

    This document does not address requirements related to server systems or server-

    specific components. For information, see http://www.microsoft.com/winlogo/Server/.

    About the Microsoft Windows Logo

    Microsoft offers the Windows Logo Program to help customers identify systems and

    peripherals that meet a baseline definition of platform features and quality goals that

    ensure a good Windows experience for the end user. The Windows Logo is not

    intended to communicate the specific technical capabilities of any particular PC system.

    Products that earn the Windows Logo have been tested to ensure that they meet

    Microsoft standards for compatibility on the Windows operating systems designated on

    the logo. System and peripheral manufacturers can license the Windows Logo for use

    on product packaging, advertising, collateral, and other marketing materials for all

    systems and components that pass compliance testing.

    Products that carry the Windows Logo (for hardware or software) include these

    characteristics:

    ? All components install and uninstall properly and do not interfere with other system

    components.

    ? Each component interoperates well with other system components. ? All components function normally after the operating system is upgraded to

    Windows 2000 or any later version of the operating systems for which the system

    or component carries the logo.

Customer Benefits

    Windows Logo Program requirements are intended to support a good user experience

    with the Windows operating system. In this context, a ―good user experience‖ means a

    reliable, consistent experience with system hardware, firmware, driver, and related

    software components. In particular:

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    ? The user is assured that a product that has received the Windows Logo will be

    stable when running under the operating systems listed on the Windows Logo

    carried by that product.

    ? The user can easily begin and complete component installation or removal.

    Installing and using a component that has passed Windows Logo testing will not

    cause the system to stop working, or otherwise disrupt Windows or other logo‘d

    software running on the computer.

    ? The user‘s overall experience with the computer system and the operating system is

    the same or better after upgrading to a new Windows operating system.

CAUTION: The presence of the Windows Logo on a hardware product does NOT

    mean that Microsoft endorses or certifies a product. The Windows Logo is not a quality

    assurance seal. Microsoft does not test the quality of each hardware product or ensure

    that it is bug free. Please note, as summarized from the licensing agreement for the

    Windows Logo:

    You may only use the Windows Logo as a symbol that your product

    has passed the applicable Microsoft Windows compatibility testing.

    You may not explicitly state or imply that Microsoft or the testing

    organization in any way endorses your product. Also, the Windows

    Logo program is not intended to be a "certification" programthat

    is, the Windows Logo does not represent that Microsoft or the

    testing organization certifies your product in any way.

    “Designed for Windows” Logo Options Microsoft licenses different versions of the ―Designed for Windows‖ logo for specific

    operating systems on desktop PCs, mobile PCs, and their components, as described in

    this section. The Windows Logo explicitly identifies the version (or versions) of the

    operating system for which the product passed compliance testing, which is conducted

    by Windows Hardware Quality Labs, as described in Chapter 4 of this guide.

    Microsoft designates different logos for specific systems and devices. The specific

    Windows Logo for the system or device indicates which operating system versions the

    manufacturer installs on the system or supports for the device. The current,

    comprehensive listing of the logo options is available at

    http://www.microsoft.com/hwtest/search/details.asp?ID=270

    Windows Logo Program requirements may vary for different classes of products (for

    example, desktop versus mobile) and for different market segments (for example,

    commercial desktop, consumer desktop, or workstation). Where PC 99 System Design

    Guide and other references refer to consumer and business PC system types, the

    following meanings apply for the Windows Logo Program:

    ? Business PC (also referred to as office PC or commercial PC): The system comes

    with the Windows 2000 Professional operating system preinstalled.

    ? Consumer PC: The system comes with Windows 98 preinstalled or with a future

    Consumer Windows operating system based on the Windows 2000 code base.

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    In addition, Microsoft has a long-term goal to provide operating systems for all PC

    market segments based on the Windows 2000 code base. For details about Windows

    Logo Program requirements that support this goal, see Logo Requirement #8, ―System

    components migrate correctly upon upgrade to later operating system,‖ in Chapter 2,

    ―PC Hardware Requirements for Windows Logo.‖

    Note: Test logs for Windows 2000 are required for all logos.

    Windows Logo Program Dates

    Dates for specific Windows Logo Program requirements are defined on the web at

    http://www.microsoft.com/winlogo/logodates.htm.

    Windows Logo Program requirements become effective in these ways:

    ? Operating System Support. Some requirements become part of the Windows

    Logo Program based on features in the operating system that is preinstalled on the

    PC system.

    For example, support for Plug and Play and multiple monitors was added to the

    Windows Logo Program requirements a few years ago because new support was

    being introduced in Windows operating systems. The applicability of these types of

    requirements depends on the operating system that is preinstalled on the system

    for example, in past years, a system with Windows NT 4.0 preinstalled was not

    required to fully support the Plug and Play requirements.

    Another current example is support for legacy-free designs, which is being

    introduced in the Windows 2000 and Windows Me operating systems. For this

    example, the OEM can choose whether to build legacy-free designs; however, if

    implemented, the PC must meet the specific Windows Logo Program requirements

    when the vendor begins shipping that system.

    ? Industry Advances. Some technical requirements that advance the PC platform

    are market driven and take time to become broadly adopted, because of cost or

    development time.

    Such technical advances are introduced as proposed guidelines in the Design

    Guides (jointly authored by Microsoft Corporation and Intel Corporation). Based

    on industry feedback about time-to-market issues identified during the Design

    Guide review cycle, these technical advances become part of the Windows Logo

    Program requirements on a timetable that the majority of the industry has agreed is

    technically possible and cost effective.

    In this case, some technical advances proposed in the PC Design Guides and

    adopted as Windows Logo Program requirements are defined in order to support

    features in yet-to-be-released versions of Windows operating systems. For example,

    Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) BIOS and system-board

    support was proposed in the Design Guides before versions of Windows were

    available that supported ACPI.

    The goal for requiring these kinds of design changes in advance of the availability

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    of the operating system is to ensure value in the installed base of PCs for future

    operating system upgrades. Actual requirements and effective dates under the

    Windows Logo Program are based on consensus from industry review to ensure

    that the platform advances can be made at an acceptable cost and in a reasonable

    time frame.

To plan for Windows Logo requirements based on new operating system features,

    participate in Microsoft design reviews and beta testing programs. For more

    information about how to plan and design PC systems that meet the tests for operating

    system compatibility and also comply with Windows Logo Program requirements, see

    Appendix A, ―Designing for Success.‖ To plan for Windows Logo requirements related to advances in the PC platform, OEMs

    should participate in the PC Design Guide review process, as described at

    http://www.pcdesguide.org/.

    What’s New in This Version This version supersedes Version 1.0, which was published in January 2000 to

    summarize the 19992000 scope and requirements for the Logo Program in relation to requirements for PCs and peripherals for Windows Me and Windows 2000.

    This version adds only the following new information:

    ? New requirements in relation to Windows Me, first presented in the appendix of

    Version 1.0 of this document.

    Most of the Windows Me-related requirements map to new requirements defined in

    PC 2001 System Design Guide, Version 0.7.

    ? New requirements that go into effect for the Windows Logo Program on July 1,

    2000. These proposed new requirements were presented in Chapter 3 of Version

    1.0 of this document. Many of these requirements also map to new requirements

    defined in PC 2001 System Design Guide, Version 0.7.

    ? New appendixes providing detailed lists of requirements per device class, bus class,

    and system type.

    NOTE: These appendixes contain new requirements only in relation to the first

    two cases. As a whole, these appendixes provide a summary of the requirements

    already enforced for the Logo Program.

    How to Use These Guidelines

    This document lists all the technical requirements necessary to obtain the

    Windows Logo for hardware. You must complete the agreements and submit your

    hardware, as described in Chapter 4 of this guide.

    This document includes the following chapters.

    Chapter Description

    Chapter 1, Introduction to Presents a summary of the Windows Logo

    Windows Logo Program for Program and background information and

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    Hardware resources.

    Chapter 2, PC Hardware Describes requirements for consistent, stable

    Requirements for Windows Logo functionality under Windows operating systems.

    Chapter 3, Recommendations and Presents specific design practices that Microsoft

    Future Requirements encourages for desktop and mobile systems, and

    highlights important design practices that will

    become Windows Logo Program requirements in

    the future.

    Chapter 4, Getting the Windows Describes the process of preparing for and

    Logo for Hardware submitting hardware for Windows Logo

    Program compliance testing. Appendix A, PC System Provides a summary list of requirements for

    Requirement Details systems, based on the preinstalled operating

    system.

    Appendix B, Device Requirement Provides a summary list of requirements per Details device class.

    Appendix C, Designing for Lists steps to help ensure that new designs are

    Success compatible with Microsoft operating systems and

    meet Windows Logo Program requirements.

The following conventional terms are used throughout this guide.

    Term Definition

    Required/ The feature must be supported as defined in these

    Requirement guidelines for the hardware to pass testing and

    receive the Windows Logo. Exception These are situations in which a requirement may

    not apply.

    NEW Indicates a new Logo requirement that applies

    for systems where Windows Me is preinstalled

    or that refers to a requirement previously

    scheduled to become effective July 1, 2000. This

    tag appears beside any new requirements

    introduced since v. 1.0 of this document was

    published.

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    The following provides a list of Microsoft resources that can help you build hardware

    that meets the Windows Logo requirements.

    Resource Address

    Windows Logo Program web site http://www.microsoft.com/winlogo/ Feedback on logo requirements hwlogo@microsoft.com and related issues

    Hardware testing tools and http://www.microsoft.com/hwtest/ test submission information

    Digital signing for drivers whqlds@microsoft.com Logo information e-mail winlogo@microsoft.com (artwork and other issues)

    Knowledge Base http://support.microsoft.com/support/ Information for manufacturers http://www.microsoft.com/hwdev/ and driver developers E-mail: ihv@microsoft.com General information for http://msdn.microsoft.com/developer/ developers

    Hardware glossary http://www.microsoft.com/hwdev/glossary.htm Windows Driver Development http://www.microsoft.com/ddk/ Kits (DDKs) Provided with Microsoft Developer Network

    (MSDN) Professional Subscription. To

    subscribe:

     E-mail: msdn@microsoft.com

     http://www.microsoft.com/msdn/subscribe/

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