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November 8, 2023
Matter 1.2 revolutionizes IoT with expanded device compatibility and innovative features, while Telink’s solutions empower developers to create the next generation of connected products.
Homes and offices are more alive than ever before — IoT-compatible devices enable us to effortlessly control and interact with our surroundings using voice commands, motion detection, and mobile apps. But IoT capabilities couldn’t exist without the protocols and standards that help run it, like Matter.
Matter, formerly known as Project CHIP (Connected Home over IP), was developed by the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) to establish a unified standard for smart home devices so that all products, regardless of the brand or manufacturer, can seamlessly communicate with one another. The Matter protocol has already gone through several iterations, showcasing the widespread adoption of the protocol in smart home applications worldwide. From Matter’s first foray into the IoT space in fall 2022 to Matter 1.1’s extended smart home capabilities to Matter 1.2’s expanded roster of compatible devices, the IP-based protocol continues to redefine convenience and connectivity.
Matter 1.2 is poised to redefine how we interact with our smart devices, and by staying informed about these advancements, you’ll be at the forefront of IoT innovation. In this article, we explore everything you need to know about Matter 1.2 so that you can start leveraging the new features of the protocol to create the products of the future without the interoperability problems of the past.
One of the most exciting aspects of Matter 1.2 is the addition of nine new device types to its compatibility list. These new additions are set to elevate the capabilities of the smart home ecosystem, making it more comprehensive and interconnected than ever before. Let’s take a closer look at these device types:
With more smart home appliances equipped with Matter protocol compatibility, consumers can feel more connected and in control of their everyday lives with devices that help keep them healthier, their homes cleaner, and their errands easier.
In addition to better smart home device integration, Matter 1.2 introduces several new features and benefits that will push the boundaries of IoT products in the near future:
As a result, Matter 1.2 empowers developers to create more creative, responsive, and user-friendly IoT solutions, ensuring a seamless and personalized experience for consumers across various devices and applications.
With the introduction of Matter 1.2, we can expect to see a wave of new products and software updates that will further enrich the smart home experience. While this may heighten competition among product developers and manufacturers, it will simultaneously foster a collaborative environment as interoperability continues to be prioritized in the IoT industry. And with the CSA expecting to give Matter two new updates next year, the IoT landscape will continue to evolve rapidly.
While Matter 1.2 promises a bright future for IoT developers, it’s also essential to consider the tools and solutions that can help you leverage this new standard to its full potential, like those developed by Telink.
Telink is among the first chip suppliers to support this latest standard specification. During the evolution of the Matter standard to version 1.2, Telink actively participated in the maintenance and development of the Matter community’s SDK. As a result, Telink’s Matter over Thread solution’s SDK offers comprehensive support for the Matter 1.2 standard.
In addition, Telink currently has two reference designs (fan and door lock) that comply with the Matter 1.2 standard. These two products have fully participated in Matter 1.2 TE#1, TE#2, and SVE tests and are expected to be among the first products to receive Matter 1.2 certification. Meanwhile, with the release of Matter 1.2, Telink’s Matter SDK has adapted to the new TLSR9228 chip, further optimizing support for low-power Matter products. It can better leverage Thread’s low-power features, thereby enhancing the user experience.
As the IoT landscape continues to evolve, staying ahead of the curve with Matter 1.2 and Telink’s solutions is the key to success in this dynamic and exciting field.