Broad Matter portfolio with new and secure wireless MCUs

04-01-2023 | NXP | Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors has new devices created to simplify the development of IoT and industrial IoT solutions. Adding to its increasing portfolio of end-to-end Matter solutions, the RW612 and the K32W148 devices combine advanced edge processing capabilities with integrated security to streamline development, simplify designs and lower costs for Matter-enabled smart home devices.

The recently launched Matter standard, developed within the Connectivity Standards Alliance by a consortium of industry leaders to ease device interoperability in the smart home. Matter strives to allow devices from different brands and ecosystems to communicate seamlessly, reliably and securely, freeing consumers from ecosystem restraints. This innovative approach will allow consumers to select devices based on desired features rather than complex or confusing connectivity needs. With native support for Matter, the multi-protocol enablement supplied by the K32W148 and the tri-radio capabilities of the RW612 make it simpler for developers to integrate Matter functionality into smart home devices.

The RW612 is the industry’s first tri-radio wireless MCU with concurrent, multi-protocol support for Wi-Fi 6, BLE 5.3 and 802.15.4, able to support Thread or Zigbee. It targets smart home devices such as thermostats, IP cameras, garage door openers, door locks, robotic vacuums, and smart appliances.

The K32W148 wireless MCU delivers multi-protocol enablement across Thread, BLE 5.3, and Zigbee for smart plugs, smart lighting, and low-power smart devices and sensors. It also readily adds Thread and Zigbee support to home routers, hubs and bridges. The multi-protocol enablement decreases costs and simplifies antenna design with a single antenna.

“The next generation of consumer and industrial devices needs the right combination of an advanced MCU and secure connectivity across the most important protocols, including Thread, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Matter,” said Larry Olivas, vice president and general manager for Wireless Connectivity Solutions, NXP Semiconductors. “Combining NXP’s advanced edge processing capabilities with our industry-leading tri-radio portfolio and advanced security simplifies designs and reduces the complexity of supporting Matter and enables smart device manufacturers to bring innovative, next-generation products to market faster.”


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