WHQL


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WHQL

WHQL

(Windows Hardware Quality Labs) A Microsoft facility that provides testing services for hardware and drivers for compliance with its operating systems. WHQL administers various logos that compliant vendors may reprint on their packages. Formerly called Microsoft Compatibility Labs (MCL), Microsoft also refers to the WHQL program as Winqual, or Windows Quality Online Services.
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The WHQL tests for the Windows Logo Program for Hardware are based on guidelines in the PC 98 System Design Guide, PC 99 System Design Guide.
GlobeSpan's WHQL certified multi-mode ADSL USB reference design is immediately available to equipment manufacturers.
WHQL certification demonstrates AMD's ability to deliver the stability, incredible 3D game performance and smooth multimedia playback needed in order to help bring the new features of Windows 7 to life.
The WHQL logo, indicates PC 99 compatibility for a product installed and used under the Windows platform.
Model 1123's WHQL certification and overall quality and reliability lowers total system cost and simplify system integration," said Frank Manning, president of Zoom Telephonics.
Completion of the WHQL certification by Voltaire and Microsoft means that customers who want to take advantage of cluster computing and require WHQL certification for their Windows-based server environments have a tested option.
Providing our customers with a WHQL certified product gives them the assurance that our hardware and drivers are fully compatible with the Windows operating systems.
DTM testing by MCCI allows OEMs to verify that their driver complies with Microsoft requirements, even without a WHQL submission.
For PC applications, Auvitek provides reference designs, software and WHQL and/or Vista certified drivers which are all available now.
Windows Vista WHQL certification gives OEMs, operators and consumers complete confidence that their WWAN investment will be future-proof.
Microsoft WHQL certification stands as a testament to Crossroads' dedication to simple integration for its solutions," said Allan Ignatin, Chief Technology Officer at Crossroads Systems.
11x WLAN chipsets, today announced that its driver is among the first to be granted the wireless LAN's first WHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Lab) certification for Windows Vista by Microsoft.