A Flexible Electronics Laboratory with Local and Remote Workbenches in a Grid


  • Ingvar Gustavsson Blekinge Institute of Tecnology, Sweden
  • Johan Zackrisson Blekinge Institute of Techology
  • Kristian Nilsson Blekinge Institute of Techology
  • Javier Garcia-Zubia University of Deusto
  • Lars Håkansson Blekinge Institute of Techology
  • Ingvar Claesson Blekinge Institute of Techology
  • Thomas Lagö Axiom EduTech AB




Electronics, Grid, Remote labs, Workbench


The Signal Processing Department (ASB) at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) has created two online lab workbenches; one for electrical experiments and one for mechanical vibration experiments, mimicking and supplementing workbenches in traditional laboratories. For several years now, the workbenches have been used concurrently with on-site ones in regular, supervised lab sessions. The students are encouraged to use them on a 24/7 basis for example, in preparation for supervised sessions. The electronic workbench can be used simultaneously by many students. The aim of a project known as VISIR (Virtual Systems in Reality) founded by ASB at the end of 2006, is to disseminate the online lab workbenches using open source technologies. The goal is to create a template for a grid laboratory where the nodes are workbenches for electrical experiments, located at different universities. This paper focuses on standards, pedagogical aspects, and measurement procedure requirements.

Author Biography

Ingvar Gustavsson, Blekinge Institute of Tecnology, Sweden

Ingvar Gustavsson was awarded the MSEE and Dr. Sc. degrees from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm in 1967 and 1974. In 1970, he joined the computer vision project SYDAT at the Instrumentation Laboratory, KTH. In 1982, he was appointed Head of the Instrumentation Laboratory. Together with another research scientist he founded a private company designing automatic inspection systems in 1983. In 1994 he returned to the academic world to take up his current position as Associate Professor of Electronics and Measurement Technology at Blekinge Institute of Technology. Research interests: Industrial electronics and distance learning Academic rank: Associate Professor




How to Cite

Gustavsson, I., Zackrisson, J., Nilsson, K., Garcia-Zubia, J., Håkansson, L., Claesson, I., & Lagö, T. (2008). A Flexible Electronics Laboratory with Local and Remote Workbenches in a Grid. International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE), 4(2), pp. 12–16. https://doi.org/10.3991/ijoe.v4i2.504



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