Infineon brings Matter products to smart homes

Infineon brings Matter products to smart homes

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

Infineon offers a right-fit and ready-to-use Matter portfolio to accelerate the creation of innovative smart home products that meet today’s and tomorrow’s demand for connected, smart, safe and energy-efficient homes – ensuring best possible user experience and enabling new services.

Up till now different device ecosystems, products and protocols have made implementing a truly connected, secured smart home difficult. The newly released Matter 1.0 specification by the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) helps alleviate these challenges by offering one unified standard for device makers to follow for many smart home applications including smart locks, lighting, thermostats, security systems, sensors and media devices. Infineon Technologies AG has joined CSA and more than 280 companies to pioneer the game-changing Matter standard to make ease-of-use, interoperability, security and sustainability a reality in the smart home.

Infineon Matter products include:

  1. The PSoC® 62S2 Wi-Fi BT Pioneer Kit helps developers and engineers achieve reliable, ultra-low power Matter over Wi-Fi solutions and helps them get to market faster.
  2. The combination of PSoC™ 6x ULP MCU and AIROC™ CYW43xx Bluetooth/Wi-Fi SoCs supports a very reliable, low power implementation of Matter over Wi-Fi edge devices, while provisioning over Bluetooth/Bluetooth Low Energy. 
  3. The high-performance, low-power AIROC™ CYW30739 multi-protocol SoC (Bluetooth Low Energy 5.3, IEEE 802.15.4 ) is one of the first to complete Thread 1.3 certification, the foundation for Matter over Thread devices.
  4. Matter-compatible OPTIGA™ security offerings easily integrate into embedded systems to protect the confidentiality, integrity and authenticity of information and devices. They scale from basic authentication chips to sophisticated implementations.

All these products leverage the ModusToolBox™ development platform to shorten IoT developers’ time-to-market.

“Our homes are the center of our daily activities, from work to leisure,” said Thomas Rosteck, Division President Connected Secure Systems at Infineon. “We believe that having one standard solves the fragmentation of the smart home market, which will be the key in opening doors to drive better connectivity, digitalization and decarbonization in this market. The Matter initiative and Infineon’s integrated Matter products will allow consumers to customize, connect and control their smart home experience in a simple and secure way, while optimizing energy usage in the most effective manner.”  

The Matter 1.0 standard lays the foundation for wider adoption and future market applications and innovation in the smart home.It provides interoperability and backwards-compatibility of devices from different brands and operating systems. 

According to market research firm ABI Research, by 2030, more than 1.5 billion Matter certified devices will ship annually (Source: ABI Research, Smart Home Bi-Annual Update, March 2022). In addition, over that period, a vast range of consumer robotics, smart appliances, and other emerging smart home device types are expected to be drawn into smart home system engagement.

Beyond convenience and automation, connected devices and services in the smart home will provide energy-efficient solutions to solve social and environmental challenges.

Within total worldwide electricity consumption, residential buildings make up 29 percent. Space cooling, heating and refrigeration are among the largest power consumers. Here, the interconnection of smart things opens up great potential for reducing energy consumption. For example, smart home networks can learn users’ personal temperature preferences in different situations to adapt them automatically. Sensor-based controls can turn off lights, heating and air conditioning when no one is in the room. And intelligent smart home networks can start washing machines or car charging when renewable energies are available. 

With one out of six people in the world being aged 60 years or over by 2030, smart homes can also help seniors to stay independently and more comfortably in their own homes.

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