On March 02, 2023, SparkFun Electronics® and Silicon Labs® announced the launch of the Thing Plus Matter MGM240P Board, a development board that enables interoperability between various product ecosystems and communication protocols. SparkFun contributes to the Connectivity Standard Alliance-led momentum behind Matter with this board.
The board incorporates Silicon Labs' MGM240P wireless module. The MGM240P employs ARM's Cortex M33 processor and offers secure connectivity for both 802.15.4 (OpenThread® and Zigbee®) and Bluetooth® Low Energy 5.3 protocols. It is also designed to integrate seamlessly with the Matter IoT protocol using Silicon Labs' Simplicity Studio IDE.
As a unit of SparkFun's Thing Plus ecosystem, the board enables access to the Qwiic® rapid prototyping ecosystem. It includes multiple GPIO pins, a LiPo battery charger and connector, and a microSD card slot for any external memory requirements.
CEO of Sparkfun, Glenn Samala, shared, "We are pleased to support the Matter movement, which envisions a future where products are compatible and there is consistent operation between smart home devices and IoT platforms, even from different providers." He added, "This is a game-changer in terms of improving our daily interactions with the devices we have come to rely upon."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
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