ZigBee has been in existence for nearly 20 years, and it is already very mature in technology. It is one-third of the world in the field of short-distance wireless communication with Bluetooth wireless technology and WIFI wireless technology. However, the rising stars of the short-distance communication protocol are emerging one after another, and various rumors about the elimination of ZigBee are constantly spreading. NB ModuleSo is it possible for ZigBee to be eliminated?The source of the "Matter protocol" was described before. The Matter protocol was derived from the ZCL of the ZigBee protocol, and the Matter standard protocol also has a ZigBee alliance as a platform. Can Matter replace ZigBee? The answer is noFirst of all, the Matter protocol standard seems to open up the connection between WIFI communication technology and low-power devices, but Matter needs a bridging device between the IEEE802.15.4 standard protocol and the IEEE802.11 standard protocol, that is, the "edge gateway", so the Matter communication protocol Still need to rely on the gateway.Secondly, when the Matter device is connected to the network, it needs to perform human-computer interaction on the device side, so many Matter chips are ZigBee and BLE dual-mode chips (E73 series wireless modules). to the same IEEE802.15.4 protocol mode as the ZigBee standard protocol.In addition, Matter is based on IPv6, so the resource consumption of the protocol stack for wireless module chips is much larger than that of ZigBee technology. Although the number of chips can reduce the cost, the software development cost and software maintenance cost of the Matter wireless module are also higher than that of the ZigBee module.Can Matter replace the zigbee protocol?In fact, Matter wireless technology is not to replace ZigBee technology, but to complement ZigBee protocol. GPS Module At present, Matter has only released version 1.0, which is far less mature and reliable than ZigBee 3.0. And Matter will be backward compatible with ZigBee in the future. Since Matter uses the same IEEE802.15.4 protocol as ZigBee, and Matter is also derived from ZCL, a bridge device between ZigBee and Matter may appear in the future.