Sunday, July 14, 2024

New Wireless Solution Unifies IoT Connectivity Experience

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Innovative technology that simplifies IoT development for future of reliable and secure wireless IoT connectivity

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

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Matter is a global IoT connectivity standard that builds on top of existing IP-connectivity protocols to enable cross-platform IoT communication, encompassing end products, mobile applications and cloud services. Security is a core tenant of Matter with an architecture that makes the IoT more secure by applying best practices:
⦁ Every device joining the network is authenticated
⦁ Every message is encrypted and authenticated
⦁ Use of proven and standard cryptographic algorithms
⦁ Over-the-air secured updates

“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.”

When combined with Secure Vault, Matter delivers state-of-the-art security that helps connected device manufacturers address escalating and ever-evolving IoT security threats and regulatory pressures.

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.”


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