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Matter Simplifies Smart Homes and Buildings’ Devices

NXP Semiconductors has announced new Matter™-enabled development platforms to simplify and accelerate the creation of Matter devices for smart homes and buildings.

matter-platformThese new Matter development platforms enable designers to easily leverage the breadth of NXP’s portfolio across processing, connectivity and security solutions to create a wide variety of IoT devices ranging from battery-operated devices like sensors and actuators to complex gateways with Thread Border Router and Matter Controller capabilities.

With the recently announced Matter certification program and ratified standard, the smart home is on the cusp of a rapid expansion. The new Matter standard, designed within the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) by a consortium of industry leaders, including NXP, brings with it a new era of interoperability across the IoT, reducing limitations on how devices communicate. This will give smart home and building end users the flexibility to select a mix of smart devices from different vendors and control them from multiple platforms or ecosystems, without concerns about compatibility.

“Matter is the first industry standard that enables multi-device, multi-vendor and multi-ecosystem interoperability for smart home products from major consumer electronics manufacturers. Matter removes barriers to deploying IoT at scale while creating new opportunities for product innovation. NXP’s secure, Matter-enabled development platforms let product teams create value-added features immediately without wasting time on undifferentiated platform software,” said Bill Curtis, Analyst in Residence for IoT and Edge at Moor Insights & Strategy.

“Our vision of the intelligent smart home is one that more accurately anticipates and automates our daily routines and needs. The interoperability Matter provides is crucial to delivering on that promise. These platforms simplify and accelerate the development of a wide range of Matter devices by delivering a seamless combination of the foundational technologies developers need to bring the vision of the truly intelligent smart home one step closer to reality”, said Rafael Sotomayor, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Edge Processing and Connectivity & Security at NXP Semiconductors.

Matter-Enabled Development Platforms

NXP’s Matter-enabled development platforms, shipping now, leverage commercially available evaluation boards and tools to ease, speed and de-risk IoT development with downloadable software, Getting Started guides, application notes, schematics, training videos and the Connectivity Support community. These platforms are currently awaiting confirmation of Matter Certification from the Connectivity Standards Alliance. NXP is also working with Apple, Amazon, Google and SmartThings and participating in Matter Early Access programs where available to enable NXP customer products to work with these and other ecosystems.

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