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ERIC Number: EJ946042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0018-9359
A Web Service and Interface for Remote Electronic Device Characterization
Dutta, S.; Prakash, S.; Estrada, D.; Pop, E.
IEEE Transactions on Education, v54 n4 p646-651 Nov 2011
A lightweight Web Service and a Web site interface have been developed, which enable remote measurements of electronic devices as a "virtual laboratory" for undergraduate engineering classes. Using standard browsers without additional plugins (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or even Safari on an iPhone), remote users can control a Keithley source-measurement unit and monitor results in real time from anywhere on the Internet. As an in-class example, students in a solid-state electronics course used the Web site interface to make real-time transistor measurements. Recommendations are made on how to best integrate the interface into electronics classes based on the student assignment responses. The present interface is flexible and could be expanded to many other devices and instruments. The source code has been openly posted online. (Contains 3 tables and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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