Silicon Labs powers first native Matter-Over-Thread smart locks

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Silicon Labs has announced its solutions have been selected for use in the world's first native Matter-over-Thread smart locks.

As more Matter-ready devices are deployed companies require reliable and secure solutions to accelerate the time to market of their Matter-compatible products.

Austrian smart lock manufacturer Nuki has announced that it is using Silicon Labs solutions in their fourth-generation Nuki Smart Lock, the world's first smart lock with native Matter-over-Thread support that adds smart capabilities to European-style door knobs. Silicon Valley-based smart lock manufacturer U-tec also uses Silicon Labs solutions in its newly announced Ultraloq Bolt Fingerprint Matter, the first-ever biometric smart deadbolt lock with Matter-over-Thread.

Commenting Jacob Alamat, Senior Vice President for the Home and Life Business Unit at Silicon Labs said, "As the largest code contributor to Matter of any semiconductor company, Silicon Labs has extensive expertise in the field, enabling our array of industry-leading Matter SoCs and modules and empowering strong, cutting-edge partnerships."

Nuki's fourth-generation Smart Lock is a retrofit smart lock for European-style doors and is the first with native Matter support, meaning that users do not need a separate bridge or module to run their new smart lock in multiple ecosystems.

The Nuki Smart Lock is supported by numerous Silicon Labs solutions. The Silicon Labs Matter-certified MG24 SoC and EFP01 power management IC provide Nuki with energy-efficient mesh IoT wireless connectivity using Matter, OpenThread, and Zigbee protocols.

Nuki is also using Silicon Labs' BG22 Bluetooth SoC to meet the unique requirements of high-volume, battery-powered Bluetooth products and the Silicon Labs WF200 Wi-Fi transceiver, which is intended for secure, low-power IoT Wi-Fi applications and optimised for low-power and optimal RF performance in crowded RF environments.

U-tec's Ultraloq Bolt Fingerprint is an advanced smart lock offering a six-in-one unlocking experience and multi-layered security. Empowered by the integration with Silicon Labs MG24 SoC, Ultraloq Bolt Fingerprint Matter will be the first smart lock with biometric recognition technology to support Matter-over-Thread.