The Matter standard will drive adoption of smart home technology. Here’s how to start building Matter-compliant solutions.

20 billion. That’s how many smart home devices will be sold by 2030, according to analysis by ABI Research, as smart home technology becomes the baseline expectation in modern homes, just like plumbing, electrical wiring, and broadband wireless connectivity before it. Most of these, they predict, will support the Matter connectivity standard, driven by the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA).

Unlike similar initiatives that came before it, Matter, formerly CHIP, has the support of the biggest players in the industry, including Apple, Amazon, and Google, as well as energy management solution providers (Schneider Electric), furniture companies (IKEA), and chip makers (NXP). By increasing cross-vendor interoperability of smart home devices, simplifying development, and increasing consumer confidence that the devices they buy will work in their smart home setup, Matter could play a pivotal in reaching that 20 billion figure…