|NXP Software Development Kit with Apple HomeKit Support Delivers Exceptional Performance and Advanced Security for the Smart Home Market|
HomeKit is a framework in iOS that lets accessories connect seamlessly so people can better manage their homes using the Apple Home app through their iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. It offers a set of common protocols which enable many types of accessories to work together easily and securely, and allows consumers to control them simply asking Siri. HomeKit is built on a secure foundation with end-to-end encryption, providing customers a secure connection between their iPhone or iPad and HomeKit-enabled accessories.
NXP’s SDK with HomeKit support is architected for multiple system configurations, from a very low power wireless single chip microcontroller (MCU) system (like Kinetis KW41Z and KW31Z), to a dual processor system consisting of a host processor (like Kinetis , LPC or i.MX) that runs the HomeKit Accessory Protocol (HAP) and accessory application, and a wireless radio. Many Kinetis MCUs and i.MX applications processors offer a wide array of advanced security features such as cryptographic keys storage, software and system protection options, a hardware random number generator (RNG), and integrated system tamper detection.
“HomeKit is the leading way for consumer adoption of the smart home, with an open platform that allows accessories to work seamlessly together and securely with your iPhone or iPad,” said Emmanuel Sambuis, vice president of microcontrollers and connectivity at
Prominent features supported include:
The first product based on NXP Kinetis technology with full HomeKit support is the Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt from Allegion®. Schlage’s solution is HomeKit compatible and leverages the performance and security capabilities of the Kinetis K11 MCU. It is designed to let users control door locks using an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch. The Schlage Sense™ solution also helps users manage and store multiple access codes and share electronic access.
Availability and Support
The SDK includes a royalty-free NXP BLE host stack with most of the GATT profiles, all fully compliant with the BLE 4.2 specification, and Wi-Fi networking with multiple NXP MCUs and processors. In addition, NXP professional services are available to help customers with hardware and software development, plus system integration and customization. For more information please contact, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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