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Any test tool to check THQA of Win8 Touch Test?

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  • Hi,

    Does MSFT provide any test tool to check THQA of Win8 Touch Test?

    We're testing Touch device for Win8 Touch logo, but failed in THQA check.

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012 1:05 AM

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  • See http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/whck/thread/087e4f6d-89f3-4bad-b1db-9d76f0bacca9

    John -- This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012 4:57 PM
  • Hi John,

    Your link is for RA tool & PT3 tool.

    My question is that "any SW tool to check Touch device has certified or non-certified or any SW tool to check THQA content ?"

    Anyway, thanks for your concern and reply

    Windows 8 touch devices will be required to pass all hardware certification requirements for touch input to function. After a device has passed all of the tests, a hardware signature will be issued, which will allow Windows 8 to identify the device as certified. An overview of how this signature works can be found in How to Design and Test Multitouch Hardware Solutions for Windows 8.

    Prior to submission, Microsoft requires that a test signature be placed in firmware in the same location as the final release signature.  This guarantees that space is reserved for the release signature after it is granted, and provides a check that the signature is in the right location and can be read as expected.  This is an important validation to perform, because the inability to read the release signature will cause the device to not function. The test signature, along with a tool to validate that it has been implemented correctly, will be included in the Hardware Development Center on MSDN. Before submitting a device for testing, this test signature must be placed into the device firmware as described in the “Touch Hardware Quality Assurance” section of Windows Pointer Device Data Delivery Protocol.

    Note that every new submission will require that a new signature be issued. In particular, this means that if a device is resubmitted, the signature issued after the first submission cannot be reused, and must be replaced with a new signature that will be granted after the resubmission passes all requirements.


    Friday, October 26, 2012 3:08 AM
  • There is a tool called THQA Signature Extraction Tool on Connect.Microsoft.com, if you have access to that.
    Tuesday, October 30, 2012 6:11 AM