Matter aims to build a universal IPv6-based communication protocol to make it easier for smart home devices to communicate with each other. The protocol defines the application layer that will be deployed on devices as well as the different link layers to help maintain interoperability. Matter protocol built from the best pieces of existing trustworthy protocols, including Google Weave, Apple HomeKit, and Zigbee.
Matter is using Thread, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet for transport and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for device commissioning to support a host of smart home devices. Any smart home gadgets you have that use these technologies should be able to be bridged into Matter.
Overall, Matter 1.0 simplifies the process of connecting smart home devices and enables seamless communication between them, regardless of their brand or manufacturer.
Matter 1.0 specs already support a variety of common smart home products, including lighting and electrical, HVAC controls, window coverings and shades, safety and security sensors, door locks, media devices including TVs, controllers as both devices and applications, and bridges. Support for security cameras, smart speakers, home appliances and robotic vacuums is already planned for subsequent versions of Matter. With the ecosystem expansion, new use cases and applications are expected to emerge.
The Matter 1.0 standard launches with test cases and comprehensive test tools for Alliance members and a global certification program including nine authorized test labs who are primed to test not only Matter, but also Matter’s underlying network technologies, Wi-Fi and Thread. Wi-Fi enables Matter devices to interact over a high-bandwidth local network and allows smart home devices to communicate with the cloud. Thread provides an energy efficient and highly reliable mesh network within the home.
For protecting against National Security Threats reason, FCC newly announced a new request added in Equipment Authorization program. FCC Publication Number: 986446. date:01/24/2023
FCC amends the rules related to equipment authorization program to prevent any unacceptable risk result from communications networks and supply chains from equipment. DA/FCC #: FCC-22-84. FCC Amends Equipment Authorization Program require applicants for certification need to provide a written and signed attestation. Also, any equipment certification needs to identify a agent, located in United States for service or the process.
Raytac Corporation has pointed US subsidiary, Raytac USA LLC., poses as the US agent for Raytac Corporation to fulfill the FCC new requirements. Customers has any issues to adopt this new regulation may contact Raytac for further support.
Zephyr is hosted by The Linux Foundation, which is an open source to build a small, scalable, real-time operating system (RTOS) across multiple architectures. Zephyr Project’s is aiming to provide a collaborative effort between technologies to reduce the cost and accelerate time to market for Internet of Things (IoT) industry.
Nordic, the leading wireless solution provider across Bluetooth, WiFI, LTE, NB-IOT, provides documentation for developers which are interested in starting Zephyr projects. Nordic Zephyr Project Support Page.
Raytac, a Taiwan base professional module maker built up various form factor modules based on Nordic solution, has listed both nRF52833 / MDBT50Q-DB-33 and nRF52840 / MDBT50Q-DB-40 module demo boards in Zephyr support boards data base. Believed these completed and comprehensive support boards reference design can provide all developers a break through path toward success.
Reliability test is the measure which helps to predict future behavior during a period of usage of the product, component or material. In combination with the measurement of relevant parameters and the use of appropriate test methods, reliability test helps to ensure the function and qualify of the product or feature can perform as designated.
Nowadays, Bluetooth module has become the most important key part within whole IoT system, It is not only controlling the connection but also computing. Raytac understood how critical the module need to perform in the system no matter commercial or industrial applications. Therefore, Raytac conduct the reliability testing plans for all series modules in order to ensure all the module‘s duration can meet design request.
The Reliability test is following JASO D001-94, Clause 5.12, and testings are under below 3 environments.
Low temperature maintain test under -40℃ and last for 72hr
High temperature maintain test under 105℃ and last for 72hr
Thermal shock testing under -40℃~105℃
Raytac’s modules have been recorded No data loss over Total 252,979,200 bytes communication during the test. The perfect result proof not only IC but also all components in the module are qualified to work for you!
nRF51422 is the first solution supports both Bluetooth and ANT+, different from pure Bluetooth Low Energy BLE solution, nRF51822 released earlier. The edge cutting technology enable nRF51422 suporting multiprotocol concurrency capable for both Bluetooth Low Energy and ANT+. At the same time Nordic released SDK S310 for nRF51422 which is a combined peripheral BLE and ANT+ protocol stack that supports concurrent operation and all ANT+ features.
When Nordic moved to nRF52, started from nRF52832, the game changed. Even nF52832 still supports ANT+, the technology support such as SDK releasing or developers’ forums, has moved to direct supported by ANT+ Wireless (formerly Dynastream Innovations). Since then, Raytac suggest developers who is interested in ANT+ product still able to select the modules based on core specification and form factor, but access the firmware development support from ANT+ directly. Developers who are interested to know more about ANT+ is encouraged visit ANT+ FAQ support page first for more information about membership, development, resource and certification.
All Nordic nRF52 solutions supports ANT+ feature, developers may refer to below Raytac module map and find what the protocol supports by the symbol stated besides the Nordic solution indication.
Outside the home in the frozen world. Raytac take care!
Winter is coming and field is chilly. Stay home enjoy the warm is what people is looking for.To ensure users enjoy the joyful time on couch, Raytac conduct a 72 hrs non-stop connection reliability test under -40°C which is compliant with industrial standard. The significant result shows there is no any single packet lost over 252,979,200 bytes (244 bytes/Packet).
To ensure the Module is capable to work under 105°C, Raytac’s conducted a 72 hrs non-stop connection reliability test. The significant result shows there is no any single packet lost over 252,979,200 bytes (244 bytes/Packet).
Bluetooth applications not always tough and complicated.
Most cases, Bluetooth applications are brief and require simple bridge functionality only such as UART service for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) or SPP for Classic Bluetooth (BT3 or BT2). Raytac adopted Nordic nRF52 base line solutions (nRF52805 / nRF52810 / nRF52811 / nRF52820) offer a series of base line modules with different form factor and antenna options for selection.
Excepting modules, Raytac even developed a firmware pre-loaded modules for base line solution which is called as AT command module series. AT command module collected a list of most common command that transparent transmission may need. A well developed firmware pre-loaded modules bring developers or customer a quick access to Bluetooth. Simply deploy the module onto applications and projects can be benefited with the maximum flexibility, design free, time saving advantage.