RESEARCH PAPER: Matter – Making Smart Homes Smarter

Matter, a new industry standard for smart homes, promises universal product interoperability, better user experiences, and reduced friction across the consumer electronics (CE) marketplace. At its core, Matter is a universal “language” for smart home device communication using networks already available in most homes –Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Thread. Matter makes smart homes smarter by transforming the whole home into a plug-and-play automation platform for CE products.

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Table Of Contents:

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Smart Homes Aren’t Very Smart
  • What Problems Does Matter Solve?
  • The Quest For Interoperability
  • Interoperability – A Consumer’s Point Of View
  • Interoperability – A CE Industry Point Of View
  • Three Keys To Matter’s Success
  • Inside Matter
  • NXP Leadership: Silicon And Software
  • FAQ
  • Consumer Questions
  • Supplier Questions
  • The Matter Effect
  • Figure 1: The Matter Stick
  • Figure 2: Matter-Enabled Smart Home Network Schematic
  • Figure 3: Matter Bridging
  • Figure 4: NXP Silicon For Matter And Thread

Companies Cited:

  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Google
  • NXP