connectedhomeip

Matter (formerly Project CHIP) creates more connections between more objects, simplifying development for manufacturers and increasing compatibility for consumers, guided by the Connectivity Standards Alliance. (by project-chip)

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  • digital key questions
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/Ioniq5 | 29 Jan 2023
  • Documentation for matter integration on esp32
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/esp32 | 28 Nov 2022
    I've been trying to understand Matter for esp32 lately, following examples from the connectedhomeip repo and struggling a bit to wrap my head around it. I'm a software engineer but don't have much experience with espressif to begin with. I am well familiar with embedded development for stm32, but this feels completely different. I know it's pretty new and it takes a lot of effort to understand how it works, but I'd appreciate some tips and tricks to help me get started.
  • Matter Is Now Official
    8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 4 Oct 2022
    At Home Assistant we're very excited about Matter.

    Here are some highlights for us:

    Open source reference implementation: Google, Apple, Home Assistant, we're all going to be running the same code to be a Matter controller. Chip manufacturers like Espressif and Nordic maintain implementations for their boards in there too, so anyone can now have the software to produce Matter compatible light bulbs. https://github.com/project-chip/connectedhomeip

    It will be cheap: The software is freely available and works with a big audience. It's the same reason Android TVs from some manufacturers are cheap, the same will be the case for Matter lights and switches.

    Multi-fabric: each Matter device is required to support 5 fabrics. A fabric is a Matter network. This means that you will be able to run multiple home automation controllers at the same time. So when run into the limitations of Google Home or Apple Home, you can try out Home Assistant without taking down your old system.

    Easy sharing of devices: Because of multi-fabric, it will be as easy as hitting a share button to get a device added to another fabric. See this example of Android https://twitter.com/home_assistant/status/157703612255503564...

    Local: all communication for Matter is happening local between a device, a thread border router (if thread-based Matter), and the controller. Note that your controller can still decide to store your data in the cloud (ie Amazon, Google).

    Supported by major systems: Amazon, Apple, Google and Home Assistant are all building the open source Matter code into their systems. It means that for manufacturers it will be easy to pick Matter as the protocol they want to support to reach most users.

    Works over IP: Matter works over IP and doens't care how that IP-based device communicates. It means that you can have Wi-Fi based and Thread-based devices co-exist on your network. Thread is not required if you don't care about such devices.

    Bridges are part of the standard: Devices like Philips Hue hubs are going to get an upgrade to expose all the Hue lights over Matter via the hub. This makes integrating a whole ecosystem at once into Matter very easy.

    Thread: Thread is a mesh networking standard that connects to your Wi-Fi network via border routers. Where Zigbee and Z-Wave need to mesh communicate all the way to your controller, Thread messages will be delivered via Wi-Fi/ethernet as soon as possible. This means it is a lot more reliable and less traffic is going over the mesh. Expect cheap border routers (open source reference implementations) but also expect them in your future Wi-Fi routers, voice assistants, Wi-Fi connected TVs etc.

    Paulus

    8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 4 Oct 2022
    > Open source reference implementation: Google, Apple, Home Assistant, we're all going to be running the same code to be a Matter controller. Chip manufacturers like Espressif and Nordic maintain implementations for their boards in there too, so anyone can now have the software to produce Matter compatible light bulbs. https://github.com/project-chip/connectedhomeip

    Will have to go through that documentation later, but are there any chips like ESP32/ESP8266 that hobbyists can use? Specifically for Thread.

    8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 4 Oct 2022
    The official Matter SDK has examples targeting the ESP32, along with other low-cost chipsets: https://github.com/project-chip/connectedhomeip/tree/master/...
    8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 4 Oct 2022
    Yes! It's maintained by the members of the CSA alliance (which authors Matter). It means that Google, Apple and Home Assistant will all run the same controller code and benefit from bug fixes. Chip manufacturers like Espressif and Nordic maintain implementations for their boards in there too, so anyone can now have the software to produce Matter compatible light bulbs.

    https://github.com/project-chip/connectedhomeip

  • MATTER protocol
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/esp32 | 26 Sep 2022
    Although it hasn't been finalized, you can already run Matter on a variety of platforms - the requirement is that they provide IPv6 support, not that they support Thread. The open source Matter implementation includes support for Linux, Android, ESP32 and a few other platforms. You can try this out today. It doesn't require an ESP32-H2 because it doesn't depend on Thread. It can run over Wifi, ethernet and (I think) Bluetooth today. However you won't get much in the way of tutorials or handholding if you try to use this right now as it's not quite done baking yet. There's also not much for it to talk to yet.
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/esp32 | 26 Sep 2022
  • Explore Matter, the new smart home standard, in Home Assistant
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 15 Jun 2022
    My understanding is that the standard will be open when it's final, but the working draft is not. The reference implementation is open during development: https://github.com/project-chip/connectedhomeip

    Disclaimer: not speaking for my employer or CSA/Matter (I have done paid work on the reference implementation).

    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 15 Jun 2022
    Not sure about the OC's example, but there are a lot of examples in the matter SDK itself: https://github.com/project-chip/connectedhomeip/tree/master/...
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