Matter IoT Alliance

Silicon Labs has provided the first circuit and board solutions to support the new Matter-IoT standard. In addition to circuit manufacturers, the new IoT standard will be supported by Apple, Huawei, Google and Amazon. The Finnish-Swedish lock company Asso Abloy is also bringing Matter technology into its products.

The launch of the Matter project also marks the end of the Zigbee Alliance. In addition to Silicon Labs, NXP, TI and STMicroelectronics-style component makers,Apple and Huawei, as well as online players Google and Amazon, will be involved in the new CSA community. Their Alexa, HomeKit and Google solutions will also be supported.

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Some Smart-Home Solution Demos Now Using the Matter IoT Standard
    Jan. 19, 2023
    Designed for smart homes and smart buildings, the Matter IoT ensures seamless interactions between connected devices across different IP platforms.|7211D2691390C9R&oly_enc_id=7211D2691390C9R

    Designed for smart homes and smart buildings, the Matter IoT ensures seamless interactions between connected devices across different IP platforms. Matter is an application layer that addresses many applications in an open-source delivery and certification infrastructure.

    Connected devices using Matter run based on Wi-Fi or Thread technologies, and each device has a specific role within the Matter network. These devices support a connectivity technology within Wi-Fi, Ethernet, or Thread as network communication protocol. Such devices also need to support Bluetooth LE (BLE) technology.

    STMicroelectronics’ STM32WB can run BLE and Thread in concurrent modes, which is necessary for device commissioning, with 1 MB of flash and 256 kB of RAM to support application layer and connectivity stacks. The Quad-SPI peripheral extends the memory size externally with execution in place, and can implement over-the-air firmware updates.

  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    A Comparison of Wireless Connectivity Protocols
    Jan. 26, 2023
    Texas Instruments recently introduced Matter-enabled software development kits for Wi-Fi and Thread SimpleLink wireless microcontrollers that will help streamline adoption of the Matter protocol in IoT applications.|7211D2691390C9R&oly_enc_id=7211D2691390C9R

  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Unlocking the Smart Home’s Brain with Matter
    Dec. 7, 2022
    The CSA’s Matter standard will enhance consumers’ smart-home experiences with advanced interoperability and generate more competition in the smart-home device market. But what does this mean for developers?|7211D2691390C9R&oly_enc_id=7211D2691390C9R

    What you’ll learn:

    How the Matter standard will change the smart home.
    The benefits the Matter standard brings to developers.

    Anticipated in late 2022, the Connectivity Standard Alliance’s (CSA) Matter standard is set to positively change the way smart homes operate—with advanced interoperability between devices and more reliability overall. While consumers will enjoy a more seamless and connected smart home, with more product options than ever before, developers and manufacturers also will benefit from the streamlined processes ushered in by Matter.

    Fundamentally, Matter is a home-automation connectivity standard that will allow for IoT products from different providers and manufacturers to work together. In today’s pre-Matter smart home, each device requires a controller that essentially operates as the smart-home system’s brain. Device manufacturers will often build “brains” into existing devices, often speakers and voice assistants like the Amazon Echo and the Google Nest, to act as the main hub for communication throughout the rest of the smart home.

  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    SparkFun Things Plus Matter Connects DIY IoT Devices to Home Automation
    Powered by a Silicon Labs MGM240P wireless module.

  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The decision is a big reversal for Belkin, which had announced just last year that it planned to support Matter in several of its new accessories when the standard was ready.

    Belkin takes “big step back” from Matter, endangering universal smart home standard

    But there are still many devices from other companies that will support Matter.

    Belkin is pumping the brakes on its support for the nascent Matter smart home standard, according to The Verge. Devices from Belkin’s Wemo smart home brand may still support Matter eventually, but Belkin will “take a big step back, regroup, and rethink” its product strategy before supporting Matter in any of its products. This is a reversal for Belkin, which had announced at CES 2022 that it planned to support Matter in several of its new accessories when the standard was ready.

    Some Wemo devices already support Thread, the underlying network protocol that Matter uses to allow devices in your home to communicate without flooding your Wi-Fi router. But at least for now, those devices remain tied to Apple’s HomeKit ecosystem.

    Belkin’s smart home brand Wemo is backing away from Matter / Belkin’s smart home brand Wemo is backing away from Matter and dimming our dreams of a smart home utopia.

  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Why Matter Matters
    Matter is tying together multiple IoT protocols and networks

  7. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Wirepas liittyi Matter-protokollaa ajavaan järjestöön

    Tamperelainen Wirepas, joka tunnetaan ilman tukiasemia toimivan IoT-verkkoprotokollan kehittäjänä, on liittynyt Connectivity Standards Alliance -järjestöön. CSA tunnetaan useiden langattomien tekniikoiden edistäjänä, mutta viimeksi järjestö on ottanut vahvan roolin Matter-protokollan edistämisessä.

    Tähän kuvioon Wirepasin kehittämä, ETSIn standardoima ja nykyään nimellä DECT NR+ tunnettu verkkotekniikka.

    CSA sai viime lokakuussa valmiiksi Matter-protokollan 1.0-version. Kyse on IoT_laitteissa varsinaisen radioprotokollaan yläpuolella oleva provisiointitekniikka, jonka avulla voidaan periaatteessa hallita mitä tahansa laitetta sen radioyhteydestä huolimatta. Piirien valmistajilta on tähän asti tullut Matter-yhteensopivia Wi-Fi-, Bluetooth-, ZigBee- ja Thread-laitteita.

    Näyttää siltä, että DECT NR+ -protokollalle olisi luontevaa hakea Matter-yhteensopivuutta. Sen yhtenä etuna on, että se toimii vapaasti omalla, maailmanlaajuisella 1,9 gigahertsin taajuuskaistalla. Standardin ensimmäinen versio tukee noin 3 megabitin datanopeuksia, mutta keskeisempi ominaisuus on kyky muodostaa massiivisia IoT-verkkoja ilman tukiasemia tai reitittimiä.

  8. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Talking About Matter Enablers for Home Automation
    April 6, 2023
    Matter enables interoperability among products from different ecosystems, and devices like Silicon Labs’ MG24 SoC provides a highly robust, secure, and low-power wireless networking experience.|7211D2691390C9R&oly_enc_id=7211D2691390C9R

    At embedded world 2023, Silicon Labs showed off its hardware for Matter-based smart-home applications, like the SiWx917 SoC for ultra-low-power IoT wireless devices using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Matter, and IP networking for secure cloud connectivity. In this video, Alix Paultre of Electronic Design talks to Ross Sabolcik of Silicon Labs about Matter and the state of the wireless marketplace.

    SiWx917 SoC includes an ultra-low-power Wi-Fi 6 plus Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) 5.1 wireless CPU subsystem, and an integrated microcontroller (MCU) application subsystem, security, peripherals, and power-management subsystem all in a single 7- × 7-mm QFN package. The wireless subsystem consists of a multi-threaded processor (ThreadArch), baseband digital signal processing, analog front end, 2.4-GHz RF transceiver and integrated power amplifier. The application subsystem consists of an Arm Cortex-M4 processor with FPU, embedded SRAM, flash, AI/ML accelerator, and enhanced PSA-L2 certifiable security engine.

    The integrated MCU is dedicated for peripheral and application-related processing, while the ThreadArch runs the wireless and networking stacks on independent threads. This creates a fully integrated single-chip solution that’s ready for a wide range of embedded wireless IoT applications.

    The EFR32BG27 family of wireless SoCs opens up new possibilities by offering an ultra-small WLCSP package (2.3 × 2.6 mm) capable of running on button-cell batteries. Now device makers can address applications with extremely small form-factor requirements without sacrificing performance and security.

  9. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Jennifer Pattison Tuohy / The Verge:
    Google plans to roll out a redesigned Home app on May 11, with a Favorites tab, new device type support, and an eventual iOS update to support Matter devices

    The new Google Home app is finally here
    A much-needed update brings greater control and customizability. Plus, Google updates its iOS app to support Matter devices.

  10. Tomi Engdahl says:

    What Wireless Network Standards Will Rule the Smart Home?
    May 18, 2023
    Wireless network protocols that are available for smart-home applications today won’t necessarily be the most widely adopted in the future. Here’s a look at Zigbee, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Matter, and Thread.|7211D2691390C9R&oly_enc_id=7211D2691390C9R

  11. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Philips Hue laajensi turvakameroihin ja lisäsi tuen Matter-protokollalle

    Berliinin IFA-messujen alla Philipsin entinen valaisinyksikkö Signigy on tehnyt merkittäviä tuotejulkistuksia. Lamppujen rinnalle on tuotu älyvaloja, tunnistimia ja kameroita. Merkittävä on myös uutinen, että Philips Hue- sarjan tuotteet alkavat puhua Matteria jo syyskuun softapäivotyksen jälkeen.

    Älylaitteista on puhuttu pitkään, mutta kodinomistajan kannalta kyse on ollut hankalasta sekmelskasta. Eri valmistajien laitteet eivät keskustele keskenään ja kaikkien härpäkkeiden ohjaaminen vaatii oman sovelluksensa. Uudet Philips Hue -tuotteet ovat ensimmäinen iso merkki siitä, että luvassa on parempaa.

    Connectivity Standards Alliance eli CSA-yhteenliittymä on saanut valmiiksi Matter-protokollan 1.0-version viime lokakuussa. Kyse on ohjelmistokerroksesta, jonka avulla eri valmistajien laitteet kommunikoivat keskenään ja laitteita voi näin ohjata keskitetysti. Ainakin teoriassa. Käytäntö näyttää, tuleeko eri valmistajien laitteiden ohjaamisesta helpompaa.

    Tämä on kuitenkin yksi Signifyn viestejä. Kaikki Philips Hue -käyttäjät hyötyvät Matterin yhteensopivuudesta Philips Hue Bridgen kanssa järjestelmäpäivityksen kautta syyskuusta 2023 alkaen. Uuden päivityksen kautta Philips Hue -järjestelmän voi yhdistää muihin Matter-yhteensopiviin älykotilaitteisiin ja -sovelluksiin.


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