Matter Solution


Contents

Matter Overview


  • Amazon, Apple, Google, the Zigbee Alliance (rebrands as Connectivity Standards Alliance), and hundreds of other companies work together on an smart home standard with an openness and ambitious attitude.
  • Formerly known as Project CHIP.
  • Matter is the unified IP-based connectivity protocol built on proven technologies, helping connect and build reliable, secure IoT ecosystems:
    • Creates more connections between more objects
    • Simplifies development for manufacturers
    • Increases compatibility for consumers

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Matter is the foundation for connected things:

  • Smart home devices should be secure, reliable, and seamless to use.
  • Enables communication across smart home devices, mobile app and cloud services.
  • To define a specific set of IP-based networking technologies for device certification.


Matter allows to build devices that are compatible with smart home and voice services such as Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Google’s Assistant, and others:

  • Common App Layer + Data Mode
  • IPv6-based
  • The first specification release of the Matter protocol will
    • run on Ethernet, Wi-Fi and Thread network layers
    • use Bluetooth Low Energy for commissioning
  • High Security
  • Open-source for all developers

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Typical Applications



As a member of the Connectivity Standards Alliance, Telink is committed to support Matter connectivity standard to increase compatibility among smart home devices.


Lighting Example Demo


Features


  • Static thread commissioning
  • Control lightbulb state via onoff cluster
  • Control lightbulb brightness via levelcontrol cluster
  • Get lightbulb state
  • Factory reset



Material List


To run lighting example you will need:

  • Telink B91 Development board.
  • A border router board such as Raspberry-Pi for Matter processing and networking.
  • A dongle - radio co-processor device which takes care of the wireless communications operated by the border router. You can use B91 Development Board as RCP.
  • A desktop or laptop with a Linux development environment.

→ Refer to the manual to build your own border router and radio co-processor device

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Architecture


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Data Model


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  • Node represents physical or logical device
  • Endpoint represents device function such as lightbulb or temperature control
  • Cluster represents function property
  • Each cluster contains set of attributes specific for that cluster



Additional Resources


Telink lighting example is available at Official Matter Repo. The examples provide a step-by-step guide to successfully set up the environment and run the code.