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.

Recent Posts

Shouting and listening: Extending Bluetooth LE range

By Pål Kastnes August 17, 2022

Increasing the range of a wireless product is an advantage for virtually every application. Consider, say, a large warehouse with a Bluetooth mesh network to track the location of valuable items. If each device in the network can communicate over longer distances, fewer devices are needed to cover the warehouse volume.

Read More ❯

Topics: Bluetooth Low Energy, Bluetooth mesh, Range extension

Power Profiler Kit II brings greater insight to wireless power consumption

By Pål Kastnes May 19, 2021

The PPK2 enables accurate instantaneous and average power consumption measurements for low-power embedded applications. It is also inexpensive and portable enough to be on every engineer's desk.

Read More ❯

Direction Finding solutions now ready for developers

By Pål Kastnes March 17, 2021

New frequency- and protocol-agnostic technology consisting of proprietary software, hardware, and antennas make it easier for developers to incorporate RF-based location finding into their latest products.

Read More ❯

Topics: cellular IoT, Bluetooth Low Energy, asset tracking

Has UWB found its killer application?

By Pål Kastnes January 6, 2021

UWB is emerging as the best solution for precise distance measurement in social distancing applications.

Read More ❯

Topics: Bluetooth Low Energy

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. 

Read More ❯

Topics: Bluetooth Low Energy

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.

Read More ❯

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.

Read More ❯

Topics: Bluetooth Low Energy

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.

Read More ❯

Topics: smart home, access control

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.

Read More ❯

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.

Read More ❯

Get Connected Blog

This blog is for you who are new to the connected world of the Internet of Things (IoT) - whether you are a senior executive, in product development, or simply a curious soul.

Our goal is to inform you, keep you updated and help you understand the opportunities and challenges of IoT for your industry.

If you are a developer, you may want to check out our blogs and developer guides in the DevZone

Visit www.nordicsemi.com

Latest Posts