Matter Over Wi-Fi Development Software Requirements#

This document provides information and procedures to install the required software, tools, and packages for Silicon Labs Matter over Wi-Fi Matter Accessory Device (MAD) development.

Required Software Tools#

These are the generic software tools required for both NCP and SoC devices.

  1. Silicon Labs Simplicity Studio: Simplicity Studio is the main IDE and development platform provided by Silicon Labs.

  2. Ozone - The J-Link Debugger for Windows: Ozone is a full-featured graphical debugger for embedded applications. With Ozone, it is possible to debug any embedded application on C/C++ source and assembly level.

  3. Simplicity Commander: Simplicity Commander is a utility that provides GUI and command line access to the debug features of an EFM32 device. It allows you to flash firmware, update the kit firmware, and lock or unlock debug access.

  4. Tera Term: Tera Term is the terminal emulator for Microsoft Windows, which supports serial port, telnet, and SSH connections.

  5. PuTTY (SSH Client, Terminal, or similar): SSH client is used to communicate with the Raspberry Pi over a secure shell.

  6. Raspberry Pi Disk Imager: Raspberry Pi Disk Imager is used to flash the SD Card that contains the operating system for the Raspberry Pi.

Install Software Packages#

The following packages will be installed during the installation of Simplicity Studio:

Gecko SDK Extension#

If you already selected the Gecko SDK extension while installing Studio, you may skip this section. You may install Gecko SDK by following these steps:

  • Installation Manager (recommended)

  • Manage SDKs Window

Note: Version numbers mentioned in the screenshot might be outdated. Install the latest packages available with the studio.

Install Gecko SDK Through the Installation Manager#

  1. Log in to Simplicity Studio.

  2. In the Simplicity Studio home page, select Install > Manage installed packages.Manage installed packages

  3. Select the SDKs tab.

  4. Next to the Gecko SDK version, click the three dots button.Installation step 2

  5. Select Change Version and select New Version from dropdown to install, and click Finish.Installation step 3

Install the Gecko SDK Through the "Manage SDK" Window#

  1. Download the Gecko SDK v4.x source code from the following URL after substituting 4.x.x with the desired release version:

    https://github.com/SiliconLabs/gecko_sdk.git

    If you don't know the release version, go to the GitHub releases page and select the version to download.

  2. Unzip the downloaded Gecko SDK-4.x.x.zip file.

  3. Launch Simplicity Studio and log in.

  4. In the Debug Adapters panel, select the radio board.

  5. In the General Information section, click Manage SDKs.

    Manage SDKs

  6. The Preferences window will be opened in the SDKs section.

  7. Select Add SDK.

    Add SDK

  8. In the Add SDK Extensions window, click Browse.

    Browse

  9. Locate and select the Gecko SDK sub-folder extracted in step 2 above, which contains the source code.

  10. Studio will detect the Gecko SDK extension.

  11. Select the detected extension and click OK.

    Add SDK path

  12. If a Verify SDK Extension popup is displayed, click Trust.

    Trust pop-up

  13. The selected GSDK extension will be displayed.

    Selected GSDK

  14. Click Apply and Close.

Install WiSeConnect SDK v2.x or v3.x Extension#

If you already selected the WiSeConnect extension while installing SImplicity Studio, you may skip this section.

Before installing the WiSeConnect SDK v2.x or v3.x extension, if necessary, upgrade to a compatible GSDK version by following the steps above.

Install WiSeConnect SDK v2.x or v3.x through one of the following alternative paths:

  • Installation Manager (recommended)

  • Manage SDKs Window

Install WiSeConnect SDK Through the Installation Manager#

  1. Log in to Simplicity Studio if not already done.

  2. In the Simplicity Studio home page, select Install > Manage installed packages.

    WiseConnect step1

  3. Select the SDKs tab.

  4. Next to the WiSeConnect SDK v2.x or v3.x extension, click Install.

    WiseConnect step2

Install WiSeConnect SDK Through the Manage SDKs Window#

  1. Download the WiSeConnect v3.x source code from the following URL after substituting 3.x.x with the desired release version:

    https://github.com/SiliconLabs/wiseconnect/archive/refs/tags/v3.x.x.zip

    If you don't know the release version, go to the GitHub releases page and select the version to download.

  2. Unzip the downloaded wiseconnect-3.x.x.zip file.

  3. Launch Simplicity Studio and log in.

  4. In the Debug Adapters pane, select your radio board.

  5. In the General Information section, click Manage SDKs.

    Manage SDKs

  6. The Preferences window will be opened in the SDKs section.

  7. Select Gecko SDK Suite vx.x.x and click Add Extension.

    Add Extension

  8. In the Add SDK Extensions window, click Browse.

    Browse

  9. Locate and select the WiSeConnect SDK v2.x or v3.x sub-folder extracted in step 2 above, which contains the source code.

  10. Studio will detect the WiSeConnect 3 SDK extension.

  11. Select the detected extension and click OK.

    Add extension

  12. If a Verify SDK Extension popup is displayed, click Trust.

    Trust pop up

  13. The selected WiSeConnect SDK v2.x or v3.x extension will be displayed.

    Extension displays

  14. Click Apply and Close.