Frequently asked questions

Is there a guide for how to get started using the laboratory?
Check out the student manual. That will give a short introduction of how to begin experimenting.

What are the system requirements to use the laboratory?
A modern web browser, like Chrome, Firefox or Internet explorer 10, with support for HTML5. And you need a internet connection at least 56kbit/s bandwidth.

How does the instruments work?
The instruments are computer based. It consists of two parts, a extension card in the server computer and a virtual front panel displayed on the clients computer screen. The virtual front panels are photographs of front panels of common desktop instruments. Most of the functions of these instruments are implemented. Manufacturer and model number are visible. The manuals can be downloaded from the manufacturers web site.

How does the breadboard work?
Refer to the figure below.


When I am trying to make a measurement, I get 'unable to connect'.
Probably this is because the client software fails to connect to our server. If that fails, contact your network administrator and verify that ports 80 and 8080 is open for external TCP traffic.

Where can I find documentation for the client software?
We have tried to make our virtual instruments as like the original as possible. Therefore we refer to the hardware instrument manuals.

If you have any questions about this page or the laboratory, contact the administrator.