Proposal for Simplified USB-IP Standard: Enabling TCP/UDP Communication for USB Devices
This proposal introduces a simplified IP over USB standard to enable direct TCP/UDP communication between USB devices and host machines locally. The standard provides a networking interface to USB devices without encapsulation, allowing existing TCP/UDP application code to be reused easily. This reduces complexity by eliminating the need to learn USB protocols. The host driver handles USB protocols internally, tunneling native TCP/UDP packets bidirectionally. This fosters innovation by lowering barriers to integrating USB capabilities into solutions using familiar networking concepts. The standard ensures cross-platform compatibility while addressing security concerns. Adoption promises accelerated development and enhanced interoperability for USB-based products.