Arbitrary Waveform Generators (AWG) and Function Generators (FG and AFG) are aimed primarily at analog and mixed-signal applications. 2, 4 and 8 Channel Arbitrary Waveform Generator solutions are ideal choice in automated test benches, for physics experiments, semiconductor tests, analog and digital debugging. Multiple units can be synchronized to create 8, 16 and 32 channel arbitrary waveform generator systems.
AWGs may generate stimulus to test or troubleshoot everything from an amplifier or a receiver operating at RF with a specific digital modulation, to a digital parallel bus, moreover it can, if required, add noise or distortion to simulate real world signals. In the case in which an engineer needs to characterize a new device but cannot have the complete system or sensors set delivering signals to his device, the solution is a signal generator that provides waveforms to simulate the presence of the real system.
Whether you require a clean, low distortion sine wave, a variable-edge-time pulse or a complex custom waveform Active Technologies family of waveform and Fast Pulse Generators provides the right choice.
Moreover Active Technologies Pattern generators, typically provide 8, 16, 32 or even more synchronized digital pulse streams as a stimulus signal for computer buses, digital telecom elements, and more.
Active Technologies AWGs can be used also as pulse generators to offer fast risetimes, adjustable amplitudes and programmable offset.
Several engineers are testing their devices, the requirement is to have a powerful measurement instrument to better check circuitry output and validate it with the confidence that the equipment is not introducing aberrations.
Our solution may impact in several applications from advance research in nuclear Physics to Defence Electronics or Radar emulation.
Industrial markets are now getting into the complex signals protocols that may require advance signal generation system to better analyze and emulate critical signals.
This task is feasible only if a full-range, flexible, solid and fast-to-use Arbitrary Waveform Generator, which allows exploring every boundary of the device being analysed, completes our test instrumentation.
What does a signal generator do?
It is a T&M instrument able to generate signals that allows testing electronic devices. They are the ideal tools for device characterization, compliance and measurements tests and real world signal replication.
What are the types of signal generator?
There are three main signal generator categories: Arbitrary Function Generators, Arbitrary Waveform Generators and Pulse Pattern Generators.
What is the best signal generator?
It depends on the application that you need to test.
What is the difference between arbitrary waveform generator and function generator?
The Arbitrary Waveform Generator is a sophisticated playback system that creates signals based on stored digitala data. The AWG’s ability is to create virtually any type of waveform with high precision and accuracy. The Arbitrary Function Generator is based on DDS (Direct Digital Synthesis) technique and it produces the most common test signals used in laboratories and design departments. The AFG Function Generator delivers excellent frequency agility and modulation.
What is a signal generator used for?
The signal generators are used to test electronic devices and systems. They are the reference instrumentation family for applications that require the reproduction of real life signals such as Quantum Computing, RF and Wireless applications, IQ modulation, radar and lidar testing, semiconductor test, advance research in electronic, chemistry and physics, aerospace and defense applications.
What are types of signal generator?
They are: AFG Arbitrary Function Generators, AWG Arbitrary Waveform Generatots, DPG Digital Pattene Generators, SPG Serial Data Pattern Generators, Pulse Generators and Pulse Pattern Generators.