I have designed a noise and interference reduction block. When I was going to test it by mounting the system in the lab, my professor told me that I could test it by creating a source of 50Hz by using a 555 in astable mode, instead of using the function generator as I was going to attempt.
After that, I was thinking what could be the advantages or disadvantages of testing that, with the function generator and with the multi-pulse generator. It took me a good deal of time to design the source with the 555, since it was unknown to me at that point.
So, I'd like to know the advantages and disadvantages of using both methods, to understand what was the point of using the multi-pulse generator with the 555.