Arduino and Silicon Labs Collaborate to Embed Matter Protocol into Arduino IDE
Arduino and Silicon Labs are teaming up to make it easier to use the Matter protocol for IoT devices. This project will happen in two phases. The first phase, which took place at CES 2024, involved the release of a user-friendly Arduino library for the Matter protocol, along with a new core for SiLabs microcontrollers. In the second phase, they plan to launch a new Arduino board based on the SiLabs MGM240SD22VNA microcontroller on Arduino Day, in March 2024.
The MGM240SD22VNA Series 2 wireless module is designed for IoT devices using Matter, Thread, Zigbee, and Bluetooth. It features an ARM Cortex-M33 with 10 dBm power output power, low energy use, AI/ML acceleration, top-level security, and lots of memory and GPIOs for robust, efficient, and secure applications.
Matter is an open-source royalty-free connectivity standard developed by the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA), formerly known as the Zigbee Alliance. This alliance includes companies like Apple, Google, Amazon, and Silicon Labs among other members. Together they want to increase compatibility among smart home products and improve the reliability of these devices.
As I mentioned earlier, the company is set to release a new Arduino Nano Board with SiLabs MGM240SD22VNA in March 2024. Just like the Sparkfun board, this will be the first Arduino board with a Silicon Labs microcontroller that works with the Matter Protocol. The new Arduino Core for Silicon Labs devices, along with this Arduino Nano, will make it easier to experiment with Matter and other wireless technologies for smart homes.
This summarizes all the information provided by the company. Additional details can be found on the announcement page.
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