Renesas Electronics Corporation, a recognized provider of innovative semiconductor technologies, has announced the release of its first development kit with support for the new Matter protocol. This developer kit will aid in resolving the interoperability issue for smart home devices. In this article, we will dive deeper into Renesas’ support for the Matter protocol and their latest product, the DA16200 Ultra-Low Power Wi-Fi Modules Development Kit.
Renesas’ Support for the Matter Protocol
Matter is an application layer protocol that hides the specifics of wireless networking standards like Wi-Fi, Thread, and Bluetooth Low Energy from the user. Device manufacturers who use Matter’s standardized software stack will be able to cater to a wide range of smart home ecosystems and voice services. With the integration of the Matter protocol in their products, Renesas’ customers can deliver smart devices that work seamlessly with a wide range of ecosystems.
Their dedication to the Matter protocol is demonstrated by their announcement that all future Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low-Energy (LE), and IEEE 802.15.4 (Thread) products would support Matter, joining existing support from Dialog Semiconductor and Celeno Communications. For simplified system development using MCU, connectivity, and other devices, they have added Matter support to their e2 studio.
DA16200 Ultra-Low Power Wi-Fi Modules Development Kit
Renesas’ first product to support the Matter protocol is the DA16200 Ultra-Low Power Wi-Fi Modules Development Kit. It is an excellent solution for IoT device makers looking for year-plus battery life for always-connected Wi-Fi IoT devices. The DA16200 system-on-chip (SoC) is the world’s first Wi-Fi SoC to provide a battery life of more than a year for always-connected Wi-Fi IoT devices. The Ultra Low Power Wi-Fi PmodTM Board complements Renesas Quick Connect IoT on the DA16200.
Renesas’ DA16200 Development Kit with Matter support is already available to lead customers and is expected to be widely released by the end of this quarter. The kit’s easy-to-use development tools supporting Matter will result in faster time-to-market for IoT device makers looking to integrate their products into the Matter ecosystem.
Some of the Features of the Kits are given below:
In conclusion, Renesas’ support for the Matter protocol in their future Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE, and Thread products, including the DA16200 Ultra-Low Power Wi-Fi Modules Development Kit, will enable their customers to deliver smart devices that work seamlessly with a wide range of ecosystems. The DA16200 is an excellent solution for IoT device makers looking for year-plus battery life for always-connected Wi-Fi IoT devices. Renesas’ integration of Matter support in their products and tools will help IoT device makers deliver innovative and interoperable smart devices quickly and efficiently.