Saturday, June 15, 2024

Development Kit That Can Securely Connect IoT Device From Any Manufacturer

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  • The DA16200 is an ultra-low power Wi-Fi modules development kit that includes support for the new Matter protocol.
  • The DA16200 kit can solve the problem of interoperability for smart home internet of things (IoT) devices.
DA16200 development kit (source: Renesas)

Renesas has announced DA16200 ultra-low power Wi-Fi modules development kit, a developer kit that includes support for the new Matter protocol. It is the first kit from Renesas featuring Matter protocol that can solve the problem of interoperability for smart home internet of things (IoT) devices by enabling the connection of different smart IoT devices with each other irrespective of the manufacturer. The DA16200 development kit is both robust and cryptographically secure making it suitable for both residential and industrial applications. Moreover, the development kit can work for an extended period of time with a single charge due to the use of power efficient DA16200 system on chip (SOC).

Matter is an application layer protocol that utilises existing connectivity technologies such as Wi-Fi, Thread and Bluetooth LE. All the manufacturers employing the Matter protocol need to use a common software stack which makes compatibility of all devices utilising this protocol possible. It allows smart home users to buy and connect any Matter-certified device regardless of their platform of choice.

“As the embedded processing leader, connectivity is a critical part of our IoT solutions,” said Sean McGrath, Vice President of the Connectivity and Audio Business Division in Renesas’ IoT, Industrial and Infrastructure Business Unit. “With our broad range of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi solutions, and Thread products in development, we’re well positioned to take advantage of the Matter standard in a variety of applications working with customers worldwide.”

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The DA16200 development kit employs a DA16200 system-on-chip (SoC), which is the world’s first Wi-Fi SoC to deliver year-plus battery life for always-connected Wi-Fi IoT devices. It also supports Renesas Quick Connect IoT through the Ultra Low Power Wi-Fi Pmod Board. It is fully integrated into Renesas’ E2Studio for easy system development using Renesas MCU, connectivity and other devices. The DA16200 ultra-low power Wi-Fi modules development kit will simplify the development process. Furthermore, it will reduce the development cost and enable faster time-to-market for IoT devices.

The Matter protocol promises to solve the problem of interoperability for smart home devices. It securely and robustly connects various smart devices with each other across ecosystems, regardless of the manufacturer. Matter is an application layer protocol that abstracts the underlying connectivity technologies such as Wi-Fi, Thread and Bluetooth LE. By using a common software stack, device manufacturers who build with Matter will support various smart home ecosystems and voice services. Smart home users will be able to buy any Matter-certified device regardless of their platform of choice

Advantages of DA16200 kit:

  • Ultra-low-power Wi-Fi technology
  • More than 1-year battery life for most applications
  • Fully integrated Wi-Fi system on chip (SoC)
  • Full offload capability
  • Comprehensive security capabilities
  • Easy-to-use development tools mean shorter time to market

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