John Leonard

John Leonard has a B.Sc (Hons) in Electronics and Computing from the University of Portsmouth in the UK. Leonard currently works as Product Marketing Manager in Product Management with responsibility for product support needs and staff training requirements. He has worked in various roles in the 12 years he has been with Nordic Semiconductor, including Field Applications Engineer and Regional Sales Manager in both US and Europe. Previously he has worked in Systems & Software within the defense industry. Outside of work Leonard enjoys playing guitar, reading and playing football. Feel free to ask John a question in the comments below!

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Apple Goes All-In On HomeKit Privacy

By John Leonard July 31, 2019

With some recent surprise announcements, Apple is positioning itself as the smart home platform for privacy-conscious consumers. Here’s what you need to know as an IoT developer.

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Topics: homekit, home automation, smart home

Cortex-M: Machine Learning at the Edge

By John Leonard July 17, 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and one of its subsets Machine Learning (ML) both represent a step change in human existence. We’re still wrangling with some of the ethical questions, but the potential benefits they offer are mind-boggling.

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Topics: Machine learning

nRF9160 Enters Mass Production

By John Leonard July 10, 2019

Nordic Semiconductor’s ground-breaking System-in-Package (SiP) for cellular IoT (cIoT) has passed all tests and necessary certifications with flying colors and on schedule. This means the nRF9160 SiP moves from engineering grade to production grade.

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Topics: cellular, cellular IoT

Introducing Zigbee All Hubs

By John Leonard June 26, 2019

A Zigbee Alliance workgroup of major industry players has announced a new initiative to make it easier to design, develop and deploy smart home products that talk to each other.

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Topics: zigbee

The Difference Between SIM, eSIM & iSIM

By John Leonard June 12, 2019

eSIM and iSIM technologies address the numerous constraints of the physical SIM card, paving the way for new Cellular IoT solutions in the years to come. Here’s what you need to know.

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Topics: cellular IoT

Adafruit’s Feather nRF52840 Express Board and Developing with CircuitPython

By John Leonard June 5, 2019

The Nordic-powered Feather nRF52840 Express has been flying off the shelves. We take a closer look at the capabilities of the board and the associated development tools.

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Topics: Embedded development

Nordic Thread Solution and IoT Core Demonstrated at Google I/O

By John Leonard May 15, 2019

From the demos at Google I/O, it is clear a lot of work has been done to make scalable, secure IoT solutions that are easy to implement with Thread and Google Cloud IoT Core. Read More ❯

Topics: thread

Arm Platform Security Architecture: Can It Secure The IoT?

By John Leonard April 10, 2019

Platform Security Architecture (PSA) is an initiative from Arm that aims to address some of the shortcomings with IoT security. It has the goal to demystify implementation choices and bring coherence to the IoT ecosystem.

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Topics: security

Introducing the Zerynth Platform

By John Leonard March 27, 2019

The Zerynth platform is an ecosystem of software tools that simplifies firmware programming and secure cloud connections, making it well-suited to rapid IoT development.

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Topics: Embedded development

Inspiring 100,000 More Kids Into Technology

By John Leonard February 27, 2019

As a first step in their technology education, 100,000 schoolchildren across Norway will soon get their hands on a Nordic Semiconductor powered micro:bit.

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Topics: microbit

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