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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85 WHQL drivers support Microsoft's new Windows 7 display driver model WDDM v1.
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 AVerVision Application Software has also received the official WHQL logo certification from Microsoft for compatibility on the Windows XP Operating System.
The WHQL logo, indicates PC 99 compatibility for a product installed and used under the Windows platform.
With nearly 50 percent of personal computers developed as `white boxes' and sold through solution providers, the WHQL program adds tremendous value to companies like Premier Computers," said Lloyd Holder, CEO of NSTL, whose company has conducted WHQL testing for more than seven years and is the only authorized Microsoft Windows hardware testing organization in the Pacific Rim.
The WHQL-approved modem Model 1123 is nearly identical to the Zoom/FaxModem 56K PCI model 2925, but adds "D3 cold start", a WHQL requirement.
Voltaire solutions with the WHQL certification are available today through Voltaire's original equipment manufacturer (OEM), integrator and reseller channels.
The WHQL test is an important step to illustrate that ACR is a viable and accepted form factor to the PC OEM market", says George Minassian, president of the ACR SIG.
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.
Microsoft WHQL qualification includes Microsoft's independent verification of the interoperability of Apollo products with Microsoft products, as well as verification of the installation, setup and operation of the software drivers associated with the Apollo products.