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Make Your Smart Home Smarter with Matter 1.2

Telink Staff

November 8, 2023


Woman using smartphone to control washing machine

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.

Matter 1.2 Stretches Compatibility to Nine New Device Types

Devices compatible with Matter 1.2

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:

  1. Refrigerators: Fridges can now seamlessly communicate with other smart devices, helping consumers manage their groceries and keep them fresh for longer.
  2. Room Air Conditioners: Consumers can stay comfortable year-round with air conditioners that sync with specific preferences and energy-saving routines.
  3. Dishwashers: Smart dishwashers can optimize wash cycles, save water, and ensure dishes are sparkling clean.
  4. Laundry Washers: Efficient laundry days are possible with washers that adapt to consumers’ clothing care needs.
  5. Robotic Vacuums: Robots can take over cleaning duties, all while integrating with one’s smart home ecosystem.
  6. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms: These interconnected alarms provide real-time alerts and integration with other devices to enhance safety.
  7. Air Quality Sensors: Consumers can better monitor the air they breathe with sensors that report air quality data for healthier living.
  8. Air Purifiers: Matter-compatible air purifiers can ensure that home air quality remains pristine, especially during allergy seasons.
  9. Fans: Smart fans can adjust their speed and settings according to comfort and energy-saving preferences.

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.

New Features and Benefits

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:

  • Latch and Bolt Door Locks: Targeted more toward European markets, this feature allows developers to create latch and bolt lock units that meet regional requirements.
  • Device Appearance: Devices can now describe their color and finish, enabling more accurate representations across various clients and providing clear visual context.
  • Device and Endpoint Composition: The hierarchical composition of devices from complex endpoints supports appliance modeling, multi-unit switches, and multi-light fixtures for greater customization.
  • Semantic Tags: These tags provide an interoperable way to describe the location and functions of Matter clusters and endpoints. For instance, they can be used to represent the function of each button on a remote control, leading to consistent application across different clients.
  • Generic Operational State Descriptions: Expressing device operational modes in a generic manner streamlines future revisions of the Matter protocol and ensures basic support across various clients, promoting a consistent user experience.

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.

Future Market Outlook

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.

Create the Next Groundbreaking Products with Matter and Telink

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.

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