Device Architecture Documents

Here are the fundamental documents that anchor the UPnP architecture. Device architecture and template guidelines provide a blueprint for the Working Committees. When a Working Committee is finished with its device and services specifications, the checklist provides a thorough accounting of milestones required to propose a specification for standardization.

UPnP Device Architecture V2.0
File date: September 1, 2014; 1.1 MB. IP Declarations

The UPnP Device Architecture (formerly known as the DCP Framework) contained herein defines the protocols for communication between controllers, or control points, and devices.

The UDA 2.0 includes new cloud architecture (Annex C) and is the basis for UPnP+ certification enhancing the UPnP experience towards the cloud and in a secure way. The UDA 2.0 is backwards compatible with UDA 1.x devices, enables additional features including IPv6, cloud based sharing, event subscriptions to individual state variables, and includes a number of clarifications. 

UPnP+ uses new and existing UPnP device control protocols (DCPs) and the UDA 2.0 architecture enhancements to provide UPnP protocols focused on delivering new technical capabilities enhancing functionality and increase customer satisfaction in today’s ever-changing market of always-on connectivity. UPnP+ technology is an evolution of previous UPnP capabilities that will assist devices trying to integrate new paradigms like mobile connected computing, cloud-based service delivery, smartphone content sharing, and the Internet of Things. Read more about UPnP+.

An archive of previously published versions of the UPnP Device Architecture is available for historical reference.


UPnP Device Architecture V1.0
Updated file date: October 15, 2008; 508 KB. IP Declarations
The UPnP Device Architecture (formerly known as the DCP Framework) contained herein defines the protocols for communication between controllers, or control points, and devices.

An archive of previously published versions of the UPnP Device Architecture is available for historical reference.


UPnP Vendor's Implementation Guide

This document contains clarifications to V1.0 of the UPnP Device Architecture that are likely to be of specific interest to vendors implementing control points and/or devices.

DOCUMENTS
Single Download File for UPnP Documents

A single download file including the UPnP Device Architecture, referenced specifications, implementation guide, device and service description templates, checklists and samples, and the standardized DCPs is provided here for your convenience.

UPnP MEMBER DOCUMENTS

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