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Product Notes AWG | Spectrum

An Introduction to Modular Arbitrary Function Generators

Electronic test and measurements equipment can be classified into two major categories; measurement instruments and signal sources. Instruments such as digital multi-meters, digitizers, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, and logic analyzers measure electrical characteristics of an input signal, most typically electrical potential difference or voltage. Signal sources are required to provide signals to be used as a test stimulus.   AWG Introduction

Using Arbitrary Waveform Generator Operating Modes Effectively

One of the great powers of Arbitrary Waveform Generators (AWG’s) is that they can generate an almost infinite number of waveform shapes. The AWG’s operating mode controls the timing of how these waveforms are output.   Using AWG Operating Modes

Creating AWG Waveforms in SBench 6 using Equations

Arbitrary waveform generators (AWG's) are among the most powerful signal sources available for testing. They offer an extensive range of waveshapes which can be created and selected to rapidly provide a broad range of test events. This application note provides an overview of the rules for waveform creation along with a series of detailed examples. Let’s start with an overview of the waveform creation elements available in SBench 6.   AWG Waveform Generation with SBench 6

Creating, Capturing and Transferring Waveforms for Arbitrary Waveform Generators Using SBench 6

The Arbitrary Waveform Generator (AWG) is a powerful and flexible signal generator capable of outputting any wave shape within the bandwidth of the generator. Once you have the AWG you will need to populate it with waveforms. The cost of creating, capturing, modifying, and transferring test waveforms can easily match the cost of the generator. This application note is intended to make the process easier by providing examples of creating, capturing, modifying, and transferring waveforms to your AWG. We will cover function generator mode, waveform creation using equations, transferring acquired waveforms from digitizers, oscilloscopes, and third party math software like MATLAB.   Creating, Capturing and Transfering AWG Waveforms