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USB Host CDC-ACM driver


USB Host CDC-ACM Class Driver

This directory contains an implementation of a USB CDC-ACM Host Class Driver that is implemented on top of the USB Host Library.

Supported Devices

The CDC-ACM Host driver supports the following types of CDC devices:

  1. CDC-ACM devices
  2. CDC-like vendor specific devices (usually found on USB to UART bridge devices)

CDC-ACM Devices

The CDC-ACM Class driver supports CDC-ACM devices that meet the following requirements: - The device class code must be set to the CDC class 0x02 or implement Interface Association Descriptor (IAD) - The CDC-ACM must contain the following interfaces: - A Communication Class Interface containing a management element (EP0) and may also contain a notification element (an interrupt endpoint). The driver will check this interface for CDC Functional Descriptors. - A Data Class Interface with two BULK endpoints (IN and OUT). Other transfer types are not supported by the driver

CDC-Like Vendor Specific Devices

The CDC-ACM Class driver supports CDC-like devices that meet the following requirements: - The device class code must be set to the vendor specific class code 0xFF - The device needs to provide and interface containing the following endpoints: - (Mandatory) Two Bulk endpoints (IN and OUT) for data - (Optional) An interrupt endpoint (IN) for the notification element

For CDC-like devices, users are responsible for ensuring that they only call APIs (e.g., cdc_acm_host_send_break()) that are supported by the target device.


The following steps outline the typical API call pattern of the CDC-ACM Class Driver

  1. Install the USB Host Library via usb_host_install()
  2. Install the CDC-ACM driver via cdc_acm_host_install()
  3. Call cdc_acm_host_open()/cdc_acm_host_open_vendor_specific() to open a target CDC-ACM/CDC-like device. These functions will block until the target device is connected
  4. To transmit data, call cdc_acm_host_data_tx_blocking()
  5. When data is received, the driver will automatically run the receive data callback
  6. An opened device can be closed via cdc_acm_host_close()
  7. The CDC-ACM driver can be uninstalled via cdc_acm_host_uninstall()




License: Apache-2.0

To add this component to your project, run: add-dependency "espressif/usb_host_cdc_acm^1.0.4"

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    espressif/usb_host_cdc_acm version: 1.0.4