Element is validated for pre-certification testing, formal testing, and test harness training to the new Matter smart home standard. Our experts are one of the few certification laboratories globally to offer guidance and testing in the Matter protocol.

Announced October 4, 2022, Matter is a new technology, focused on standardizing a unified approach to connecting smart home devices. The Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA), formally the ZigBee Alliance, in conjunction with large smart home device manufacturers, is driving the development, creating a world where you will be able to purchase a smart device and be confident, after seeing the Matter logo, that it will work seamlessly within your home network ecosystem.


What is the Matter smart home standard?

The Matter smart home standard provides user confidence that a Matter Smart Home product can universally communicate with other Matter-enabled products. The vision is to have a stable home ecosystem that comprises devices that use different wireless network protocols such as Wi-Fi and Thread. To facilitate this, we must have a unified standard with which smart products will connect and operate. 


What is Matter protocol?

The Matter protocol can be thought of as a language, allowing devices to talk to each other and communicate effectively within their ecosystem. To do this effectively, they are required to talk in the same language, such as the Matter protocol.


Matter certification

Following the successful testing of this standard, manufacturers are now able to apply for certification with the CSA. As an Authorized Test Laboratory and Approved Certification Partner for the CSA, Element can help with both your certification and full compliance requirements to the Matter smart home standard.

With over a decade of assisting our clients in gaining certification with the CSA, you have the assurance that your products and devices will be tested at the highest quality and integrity.


Matter smart home services

From implementing the designing of the chipset to the end-product we have a service that can help you. 

  • Pre-certification testing
  • Formal testing
  • Test harness training
  • Compliance guidance
  • CSA Matter certification 


Which Matter smart home devices require certification?

Currently, there is a range of devices that require testing to the new Matter Smart Home Standard, these include, but are not limited to:

  • Lights
  • Sensors
  • Home appliances


The Element advantage

Element is one of the few test laboratories globally that can provide pre-certification testing, formal testing, and test harness training to the new Matter smart home standards to enable manufacturers to gain certification through the CSA.

As well as being UKAS accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017, Element is a Notified Body for the European Radio Equipment, EMC & ATEX Directives, an Approved Body for the UK Radio Equipment Regulation, EMC Regulation and Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulation, a Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB) for the US, a Foreign Certification Body (FCB) for Canada and a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) for Japan. Element is also a certification body under the IECEE CB Scheme.


Contact our expert team for more information.

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