Bjørn Kvaale

Bjørn has a Master of Science degree in Engineering Cybernetics & Robotics from the Norwegian University of Science & Technology. For two years he has been working in the technical support group at Nordic, focusing on Bluetooth mesh and nRF91/nRF Connect SDK. In addition to assisting customers, he enjoys giving technical presentations and helping out at customer trainings. Bjørn is currently working with the product marketing team.
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Smart toy manufacturers enhance wireless educational gameplay

By Bjørn Kvaale January 11, 2023

The world needs educated children to help solve major challenges. But what does a well-rounded, effective education look like? There is scientific evidence to suggest that the key developmental benefit of play is an important part of a holistic education.

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Topics: Bluetooth Low Energy, Sustainability

Harnessing man and machine’s strengths for better IoT outcomes with ML

By Bjørn Kvaale July 27, 2022

In the time it takes you to read this blog, the average adult human will have made more than 200 decisions, or so it has been claimed. Columbia University research posits a far more modest total of 70 conscious daily decisions. Whatever the actual number, humans make a lot of decisions, and we’ve become highly skilled at it.

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Topics: AI, ML

Creating a brighter future through digital education for all

By Bjørn Kvaale June 22, 2022

Urgent action is needed to protect young people's futures and prevent a lost Covid-19 generation. That’s the opinion of former Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Dame Carolyn Fairbairn.

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Topics: Bluetooth Low Energy, education

Coders get creative for cellular IoT design contest

By Bjørn Kvaale February 16, 2022

Nordic Semiconductor is looking for standout talents and ideas in a contest to find new solutions for smart homes and cities. A $3,000 prize pool is waiting for the best and the brightest coders in the Make it Smart with Nordic Thingy:91 design contest. Get going, as the deadline for final submissions is April 13, 2022

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Topics: cellular IoT

Educating the next generation of coders

By Bjørn Kvaale January 12, 2022

Hardware and software engineers will be the lifeblood of tomorrow's connected world. Academia is working hard to ensure a steady supply, in part by adapting engineering education to train the next generation of IoT innovators.

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Topics: Bluetooth Low Energy

Digital education initiative empowers disadvantaged students in Nigeria

By Bjørn Kvaale October 20, 2021

Digital literacy is an essential cog in the wheel of ongoing innovation. And as the digital landscape grows and changes, the importance of providing high-quality technical education coupled with inspiration for young people is becoming increasingly evident.

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Topics: Bluetooth Low Energy, Sustainability

Plug-and-play development kits make cellular IoT accessible to everyone

By Bjørn Kvaale September 29, 2021

Cellular IoT products can be extremely challenging to design. Still, the nRF9160's high level of integration allows customers of all technical levels to focus on their application software, knowing that everything else is handled.

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Topics: NB-IoT, cellular IoT, LTE-M

Tiny machine learning now more accessible for developers

By Bjørn Kvaale September 1, 2021

The collaboration between Nordic Semiconductor and Edge Impulse provides resource-optimized IoT devices with more accessible machine learning at the edge.

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Topics: cellular IoT, Bluetooth Low Energy, ML

How cellular IoT is transforming the dated water cooler

By Bjørn Kvaale April 16, 2021

Traditional water coolers using large plastic water containers are found everywhere, from offices to dentists to hairdressing salons. But they’re notoriously prone to relying on fixed vehicle delivery schedules that don’t match actual customer demand leading to routine over– and under-stocking.

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Topics: NB-IoT, cellular IoT

New micro:bit V2 offers much more to tomorrow’s innovators

By Bjørn Kvaale January 20, 2021

As children grow up in an increasingly connected world, it’s essential they understand not only the potential but also the inherent risks of emerging connected technologies. By getting hands-on with wireless educational devices like the Nordic-powered next generation ‘micro:bit V2’, the innovators of tomorrow can learn those lessons today.

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Topics: Bluetooth Low Energy

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