Broadcom Corporation announced its Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED™) software development kit (SDK) now offers full HomeKit support. As the first company to meet HomeKit technical specifications for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Smart, Broadcom further expands its Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio offerings.
Broadcom’s WICED platform enables developers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to take advantage of the growing HomeKit ecosystem with a complete solution. By helping companies create IoT products that are HomeKit compliant, Broadcom is reducing time-to-market and improving the consumer experience by delivering home automation devices that enable a seamless connection to their home network and can be controlled from a HomeKit-supported app on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
“Today we reached another milestone for our WICED family with full HomeKit support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Smart,” said Brian Bedrosian, Broadcom Senior Director of Product Marketing, Wireless Connectivity. “By delivering a complete IoT platform with HomeKit compliance we are enabling developers and OEMs to deliver highly interoperable home connectivity solutions for the optimal consumer experience.”
Broadcom’s WICED platform can also connect endpoints through a process known as bridging that delivers the benefits of HomeKit through a hardware module. This allows a product like a Bluetooth Smart light bulb to connect to a smart plug containing Broadcom’s WICED module, creating a bridge from the light bulb to the user’s HomeKit-supported app on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
HomeKit offers a set of common protocols making it easier for customers to control HomeKit-enabled accessories using Siri or iOS applications. HomeKit is built on a secure foundation with end-to-end encryption which provides customers a secure connection between their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and HomeKit-enabled accessory.
- Support for 802.11ab/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Smart
- Bridging capability to connect endpoints that are not HomeKit-enabled
- Compact design to support multiple microcontrollers (MCUs) and systems-on-a-chip (SOCs)
- Low memory footprint
- Integrated development tools
- Reliable interoperability and integrated security
- Upgradeable over wireless connections
Broadcom’s WICED SDK and hardware module with HomeKit support are available now.
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