Pål Kastnes

Pål Kastnes joined Nordic in March 2015. He has 18 years of experience from the embedded systems market working in several areas. This includes IC design, system verification, production testing and device specification on the factory side. He spent 6 years as a key account manager embedded within the sales organization for the Asian market based out of Tokyo, Japan. The last years he has been driving training programs globally as well as providing key account support for EMEA. His main focus now Trainings and user experience, focusing on ease of use of all the elements involved in the design process of connected devices.

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Power consumption explained

By Pål Kastnes July 29, 2020

Talking about power consumption can be like running into a minefield of misconception, prejudice and marketing buzzwords. Determining what all the statements mean in reality is not always an easy task. 

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Topics: power consumption

Flash memory and over-the-air firmware updates

By Pål Kastnes July 15, 2020



When designing your product, it’s crucial that you choose a memory technology that lets you update your firmware easily. Otherwise, you may have to scrap a lot of products if you find errors. If this happens after they've been shipped to end customers, the negative impacts will be severe.

Firmware is held in non-volatile memory such as ROM, EPROM or flash memory. Let’s take a closer look at one of them: flash memory, which enables device firmware updates (DFU) and the advantages that this gives.

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Topics: flash memory, OTA, Over-The-Air Updates

Infographic: What is PAN, BAN, WAN and LPWAN?

By Pål Kastnes June 3, 2020

An infographic of 4 types of area networks you need to know about: PAN, BAN, WAN and LPWAN.

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Topics: network technologies, wan, pan, lpwan, ban

Key-based security for home automation

By Pål Kastnes November 28, 2018

Authenticating and securing IoT devices for the smart home requires complex algorithms to do the job without compromising the user’s data. We take a look at how to enable efficient security using symmetric and asymmetric encryption algorithms.

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Topics: security

IoT Security: It’s time to talk

By Pål Kastnes April 18, 2018

As the number of connected devices continues to soar, IoT security threats become ever more important. Let’s look at the security fundamentals for IoT.

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Topics: security

How to optimize energy efficiency in smart devices

By Pål Kastnes November 1, 2017

Taking accurate measurements is the first step to optimise energy efficiency, while finding ways to move as much of your processing as possible into dedicated hardware modules can cut your power usage by a surprising amount.

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Topics: power consumption

Security for smart homes

By Pål Kastnes July 26, 2017

Simplifying our lives and saving time is becoming increasingly important in the modern home. In the rush to connect everything, it’s important we don’t forget to focus on the most vital piece of the puzzle: security.

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Topics: security

Security of connected medical devices

By Pål Kastnes July 19, 2017

Connected devices have the potential to transform almost every aspect of medical care. Developments such as automation, enhanced monitoring and analytics, and increased patient safety promise major benefits to the healthcare industry. But there are risks to consider.

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Topics: medical

Connected lights for the smart home

By Pål Kastnes May 3, 2017

Connected lights are an entry point to a smart home for many consumers. The integral power supply of a mains lighting system in the home makes it an obvious backbone for a smart home meshed network.

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Topics: home automation

Hearables: The connected hearing aid

By Pål Kastnes November 30, 2016

 

Hearing aids of the past limited the wearer’s access to many personal audio devices such as mobile phones and music players. Emerging solutions enable the hearing-impaired to fully utilize their smartphone and improve their listening experience all day long.

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Topics: hearables

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