Technical resource site for engineering smart home devices

04-12-2023 | Mouser Electronics | Semiconductors

Mouser explores how to seamlessly connect, control, and automate all our home devices with its Smart Home resource centre. The company makes it simple and accessible to navigate complex networks, including Matter, Thread, and Wi-Fi 6, assisting electronic design engineers in keeping up with the latest trends. Smart home systems that were once siloed can be developed to work together.

Informative articles, such as using Microchip's integrated graphics and touch curiosity kit to provide home automation, facilitate users to gain knowledge from tailored content backed by decades of expertise from top industry leaders. Mouser has partnered with leading manufacturers to produce this exclusive resource hub that documents innovative solutions and cutting-edge products to support designers and industry professionals in their home projects. Readers will be empowered to create a smarter home with dozens of engaging eBooks, articles, and blogs detailing the noteworthy advancements in connectivity.

The company stocks the industry's widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, including the following solutions for smart home applications:

Qorvo Wi-Fi 6 and 6E Solutions deliver broader coverage for the complete smart home, office building, or outdoor space. With multiple RF standards coexisting with Wi-Fi networks, Qorvo's BAW filter technology helps designers fulfil Wi-Fi 6 and 6E system-level specifications while mitigating cross-over interferences. It supports applications like office buildings, wireless routers, smart homes, and more.

Nordic Semiconductor nRF7002 Wi-Fi 6 Companion IC delivers seamless connectivity and Wi-Fi-based location and is created to be used alongside Nordic's existing nRF products and a wide range of non-Nordic host devices. It features an nRF5340 host processor connected to the nRF7002 via QSPI.

M5Stack M5GO IoT Starter Kit V2.7 is a cost-effective kit that comprises core controller M5GO + six expansion units with different functions. It provides a Microsoft Azure authentication device, 16MB flash, and an integrated HD IPS display panel with various hardware peripherals. The kit offers finely tuned RF circuitry for stable and reliable wireless communication and a 2" IPS display panel. This kit is ideal for STEM education, smart homes, IoT controllers, and more.

Espressif Systems ESP32-C6-DevKitC-1 Development Board combines complete Wi-Fi, BLE, and thread functions with ports to supply power to the board and for communication with the ESP32-C6 chip. The development board is ideal for industrial automation, healthcare, and smart home applications.

Amphenol RF External Antennas send and receive RF signals and are devised to mate with a wide range of RF connector interfaces or be mounted directly to a PCB. These antennas are obtainable as either monopoles or dipoles and are commonly used for higher power transmission and reception. These antennas are excellent for wireless routers, set-top boxes, WLAN/WWAN, surveillance cameras, and IoT applications.

By Seb Springall