Matter overview

Matter (formerly Project Connected Home over IP or Project CHIP) is an open-source application layer that aims at creating a unified communication standard across smart home devices, mobile applications, and cloud services. It supports a wide range of existing technologies, including Wi-Fi, Thread, and Bluetooth® LE, and uses IPv6-based transport protocols like TCP and UDP to ensure connectivity between different kinds of networks.

Watch the following video for a brief introduction to Matter.

The following are some of the key features of Matter:

  • Addressing issues of interoperability, choice and ease-of-use.

  • Enabling easier, faster, less costly IoT development and increased innovation investments.

  • Breaking new ground with a reference, open-source Matter stack delivered by Connectivity Standards Alliance.

  • Enabling accelerated adoption in smart home, building and commercial use.

The following pages provide a brief overview of the Matter structure, in accordance with Matter specifications.