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New Technologies for Information and Communication, PWM Remote Experimenting and 3G Networks as Teaching Support

Author(s): Juarez B. Silva | Vilson Gruber | Roderval Marcelino

Journal: International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy
ISSN 2192-4880

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 17;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: cellular | networks | remote | experiment | modulator | pwm | virtual | learning | environment

Remote experiments may be an important tool to implement new technologies in the teaching/learning process, since it enables experimenting with real plants, essential to consolidate the concepts acquired in the theoretical classes, especially in technical and scientific disciplines.This article presents the “modulator PWM” remote experiment, its operational architecture and construction. It seeks to demonstrate its integration with theory and the use of the 3G cellular network as a communications channel for remote experimenting. The PWM modulators are often used in disciplines of higher education courses in electrical engineering, telecommunications and electronics. This article shows that it is possible to perform the practical activity completely remotely, via 3G cellular networks or through the internet to access the experiment and perform the experiments needed to fully understand the theories of the PWM modulator.This article is a further initiative for remote experiments in the world of different engineering specialties, involving the cellular networks that are rapidly expanding at this time.
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