New Matter solution unifies the IoT connectivity experience

Silicon Labs has announced that wireless solutions are offered for development of Matter end products that support Thread, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth protocols. Matter, formerly named ‘Project Connected Home over IP’ or ‘CHIP’, is created to offer interoperable, reliable, secure connectivity over IoT devices and networks. Matter simplifies product development and the end-user experience by offering a unified connectivity standard for an extensive range of smart home and commercial applications covering LED bulbs, door locks, commercial lighting, HVAC, and access control. Silicon Labs’ Matter solution enhances the connected product experience across major ecosystems, including Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Google.

“We are proud to share our extensive wireless experience with the Matter community, providing more than 20% of the source code, and are delighted to see the opportunities it brings to the future of IoT connectivity,” said Matt Johnson, president of Silicon Labs. “The success of the IoT industry depends on simplicity, reliability and security, and our wireless solutions for Matter allow developers to focus on innovation and bring products to market that enable a seamless consumer experience.”

Matter is a global IoT connectivity standard that builds on top of current IP-connectivity protocols to allow cross-platform IoT communication, encompassing end products, mobile applications, and cloud services. Security is as a core tenant of Matter with an architecture that makes the IoT more secure.

Tobin Richardson, president and CEO of the Connectivity Standards Alliance (formerly Zigbee Alliance) said: “Our ongoing collaboration with industry experts such as Silicon Labs has allowed us to create a secure, industry-unifying standard to serve as the building block of connected devices. Together, we have developed the future of reliable connectivity with Matter.”