Infineon backs Matter smart home standard with software

Infineon backs Matter smart home standard with software

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By Nick Flaherty

The Matter standard will be supported on Infineon’s AIROC WiFi, AIROC Bluetooth and PSoC 6 microcontrollers via the ModusToolbox Software and Tool.

This is an important milestone for the adoption of the emerging standard sys Infineon which and expected to accelerate the deployment of Matter products.

Interoperability has been a barrier to the broad adoption of smart home products. According to Parks Associates, 75 percent of customers purchasing a new smart home device want it to work with the existing devices in their home. As a new smart home standard from the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA),Matter promises interoperable, secure connectivity for the future of the smart home.

Many of the 320 million smart speakers in today’s homes are likely to be updated over-the-air to support Matter, after the Matter specification has been finalized. The ability for smart speakers and other devices installed in consumer’s homes to be updated over-the-air will accelerate the deployment of Matter gateways to weeks or months, rather than years. This will potentially enable hundreds of millions of homes with these devices. The rapid deployment will create a new, large-scale opportunity for companies making Matter products.

Companies already using AIROC Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and PSoC 6 MCUs, can in many cases use the new software to add Matter capability to existing products. The ModusToolbox Software and Tools brings connectivity, computing, security, and analog and digital peripheral sensing libraries with an open-source, Eclipse-based IDE.

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