Whether you’re ready to get started with Matter, or your company is still determining its strategy with this technology, Silicon Labs is well-positioned to help you understand what you need to know about Matter and how to start prototyping today.
Silicon Labs has strong and in-depth expertise in underlying Matter IoT wireless protocols, such as Bluetooth, Thread and Wi-Fi, and is driving Matter development. In fact, Silicon Labs has been one of the largest code contributors alongside major ecosystem providers, such as Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Google.
Matter leverages existing IP technologies including Wi-Fi and Thread to build its connectivity ecosystem. IP-based networking simplifies development for manufacturers and increases compatibility for consumers. Silicon Labs offers a range of Matter compatible silicon, as well as the development tools and expertise you need to bring high-performance Matter end products to market quickly.
|Thread Certified||Frequency Bands (MHz)||Flash (kB)||RAM (kB)||Output Power Range (dBm)||MCU Core||TX Current (mA) 0 dBm||RX Current (mA)||RX Sensitivity (dBm)||Security||GPIO|
EFR32MG21 Series 2 SoCs
Zigbee and Thread EFR32MG21 SoCs (Series 2)
|2.4 GHz||512, 768, 1024||64, 96||-20 10,10.5,20||ARM Cortex-M33||10.4||9.4||-104 (250 kbps O-QPSK DSSS)||AES-128 AES-256 ECC SHA-1 SHA-2||20|
EFR32MG21 Series 2 Modules
Zigbee and Thread EFR32MG21 Based Modules (Series 2)
|2.4 GHz||1024||96||-20 10,12.5,20||ARM Cortex-M33||—||—||—||—||20|
EFR32MG12 Series 1 SoCs
Zigbee and Thread EFR32MG12 SoCs (Series 1)
|2.4 GHz Sub-GHz||1024||128, 256||-30 10,19||ARM Cortex-M4||8.5, 9.5||8.4, 10.8||-102.7 (250 kbps O-QPSK DSSS), -120.6 dBm (2.4 kbps 2 GFSK 868 MHz)||AES-128 AES-256 ECC SHA-1 SHA-2||31, 46, 65|
EFR32MG12 Series 1 Modules
Zigbee and Thread EFR32MG12 Based Modules (Series 1)
|2.4 GHz Sub-GHz||1024||256||-30 10,17||ARM Cortex-M4||—||—||—||—||—|
Silicon Labs offers a number of development kits for Matter ranging from compact, feature-packed low-cost prototyping platforms to multi-node advanced multiprotocol kits for robust, secure mesh networks.
Developers can start prototyping with Matter today. Silicon Labs offers a number of examples using Matter, such as smart locks, smart lights, and window coverings. Matter simplifies the developer experience by maximizing the interoperability of IoT devices across different vendors, so developers can focus on innovating.
To do this, you will need:
Motivated by the belief that connected experiences should become more reliable, secure, and work effectively together, the Connectivity Standards Alliance has launched Matter (formerly known as Connected Home over IP project). Matter comes in as a unified application layer, a uniting language for devices operating under different IP protocols to communicate over and across different platforms and harmonize IoT development paths.
Matter makes it easier for device manufacturers to build devices that are compatible with smart home and voice services such as Amazon’s Alexa, Apple® Siri®, Google Assistant™, and others. The first specification release of the Matter protocol will run on Wi-Fi and Thread network layers and will use Bluetooth Low Energy for commissioning.
Matter protocol is built upon IP, so its traffic flows seamlessly across various kinds of networks. Matter uses a common application layer and data model that delivers interoperability between devices allowing them to communicate with each other. Consequently, IP proves to be an ideal way to securely deliver end-to-end communication between a device and another device, app, or service.
Matter builds in defenses against a wide variety of threats. Matter’s security architecture is based on best practices such as “security by design” and “zero trust”. As part of this, Matter builds in security measures so that every message protected.
On top of supporting IP networks within Matter, developers can leverage Silicon Labs broad IoT wireless expertise that spans building automation, smart home, industrial IoT and smart markets to connect a wide range of networks and devices—regardless of the underlying network protocol.
Matter products should be easy to purchase, set up and use
Devices from multiple brands work natively together
Consumers are in control of the privacy and authorization for interaction with the devices
Simplifies development, lowers development & operational costs
Community collaboration improved quality, expedites process and captures broader use-cases
Faster time to market, as developers can leverage existing implementations
Opensource and trusted standard cryptographic algorithms with well protected keys