Martin Lesund, Technical Marketing Manager - Cellular IoT, Nordic Semiconductor. Martin has a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science & Technology. Previously, he worked as an Application Engineer in the Technical Support group for over three years at Nordic, where the focus has been on the nRF91 series, nRF Connect SDK, and Cellular IoT. Now, his focus is to help customers understand and get the best cellular IoT solution possible for their new applications. In his free time, Martin enjoys hiking, running, and riding bikes.
In the future, the IoT will become ubiquitous with billions or even trillions of ‘things’ connected to the Cloud. These things aren’t just the PCs, servers, smart TVs, and smartphones traditionally associated with the Internet, they’re also small sensors and actuators
As the IoT matures, analysts forecast that NB-IoT and LTE-M (cellular IoT) are likely to become the dominant technologies for connecting local area networks (LANs) or standalone wireless devices over kilometer distances to the Cloud.
The wireless tech underpinning the IoT is complex to build, deploy, and maintain. But with the introduction of a new end-to-end solution, Nordic is making it easier and quicker to bring a cellular IoT end-product to market and support its implementation.
To help meet climate targets, the world is transitioning from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs). The move to EVs, particularly if they can be recharged with renewable resources, eliminates emissions at the tailpipe and those associated with extracting and refining the fuel for conventional engines. In short, EVs promise a greener future.
Today, the IoT has enabled the amount of data we collect to grow by many orders of magnitude. We can sense almost anything, anywhere, and then wirelessly transmit the data to powerful remote Cloud servers. This has opened up opportunities for new applications that previously would not have been possible.
Energy harvesting will reduce the constant battery replacements in IoT sensors, benefitting maintenance engineers and future generations alike.