Questions tagged [function-generator]

A function generator usually refers to a piece of test equipment that generates a variety of waveforms over a range of frequencies. A typical unit may generate sine, square and triangle waves at a frequency up to around 20MHz, they tend to be less often used at higher RF frequencies.

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Re: attenuating amplitude of a signal

I need to attenuate a signal which outputs from a function generator. The minimum amplitude of the signal from the function generator is 1mV. What would be the best method to attenuate the signal from ...
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How can I create signal interference in a circuit?

I understand that this is counter intuitive but, as an experiment I want to create interference in a circuit. I want to expose an AC sinusoidal signal to a second sinusoidal signal. This will cause ...
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Generating high frequency sine wave (up to 100MHz)

I am in the trying to design a sine wave generator. This generator should be able to sweep through a range of frequencies and the range would be 150 KHz to 80 MHz. the sweep rate is not more than 1.5*...
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Measuring technique for bridge rectifier driven by function generator

I am confused about a problem I am having measuring the output of a full wave diode bridge rectifier driven by a function generator. I am only getting half of the output as if it where a half wave ...
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Oscilloscope voltage not matching function generator

What are the reasons why my oscilloscope shows a different voltage from my function generator? I have set the Vpp of the function generator to be 10V, but I set the probe to 10x and on the device, it ...
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Output vanishes in op-amp

The circuit below is a PW modulating circuit: The output of the circuit is: But when I connect a resitive load to the output of the op-amp. The output vanishes: Can someone explain why is it ...
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Does anyone know how can I deduce this formula for frequency from this sawtooth generator?

[ I know that this formula is correct, but I'm not sure how can I deduce it. Can anyone help me? Thanks in advance!
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What is a best way to get a 25% duty cycle square wave (5 V, 1 MHz) on a board?

I am trying to get two off-phase 25% duty cycle square waves(1MHz) to control a full bridge circuit. Update:Sorry for the confusion here, what I mean was to have 2 square wave signals, and introduce ...
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Using a BK Precision function generator to drive an amplifier. How do I trigger the output from the function generator?

I acquired a modern BK Precision function generator (Model 4052) as part of a project to run an amplifier for a piezoelectric device. While I have figured out how to set the appropriate parameters for ...
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Questions regarding AFG3000C function generator

I have a new function generator - model AFG3000C. I am having difficulty in understanding certain terms related to this function generator. I have tried online searches, but I couldn't get what I ...
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Function Generator Voltage and Current handling

I am using this Function Generator My circuit : FG input : 5V peak to peak. 1kHz. 1ms time period. 90% duty. I want to understand the below questions : Is it safe to do this connection? I have ...
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How to make a Ramp generator with a NE555 from 0V to 2/3VCC?

Hi Ladies and Gentlemen, It is related to an existing post here from early 2019. Voltage to PWM Circuit, need to understand frequency I am trying to make a simple 0-10V to PWM converter (idealy ...
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Unable to reduce noise and no proper sine wave is generated using LM358

We have planned to make 30 kHz pure sine wave using LM358, by the use of a Wien bridge oscillator, I have made a Wien bridge oscillator connection in LM358. I have calculated the frequency by using ...
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Do function generators produce AC signals in the sense we know?

When I examine function generators, there are a wide range of products. I see products between 7 USD and 600 USD. If they can do the same job, why is there so much difference in price? I can't make ...
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Reason for voltage between grounds on Oscilloscope and Function Generator?

I was using one of the little XR2206 Function Generator kits with my analog oscilloscope. It displayed a sine wave no problem - but I noticed that as I connected the ground strap of my oscilloscope ...
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Testing a charge sensitive preamplifier

I have a charge sensitive preamplifier (CSP) that can be used with a photomultiplier tube (PMT) detector. (http://www.cremat.com/CR-Z-PMT.pdf) I am trying to figure out CSP's working. I don't have a ...
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Sawtooth wave generator not working in simulation

I tried to simulate the following PWM generator: The output at the PWM node records a constant voltage, not a PWM signal. So I simulated the sawtooth generator separately And the output of this ...
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Oscilloscope to Function Generator Trigger Delay

Simple question, is it common for there to be a delay between an external trigger out from an oscilloscope to the trigger in of a function generator? Specifically, I have a Rigol 1054Z oscilloscope ...
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Non-sinusoidal waveforms: relationship (resistance, capacitance)\$\xrightarrow{\text{affects}}\$ (amplitude, frequency)

During the laboratory we have analyzed the following two non-sinusoidal generators: square-wave generator triangular-wave generator Sadly we didn't have enough time to complete the last task. My ...
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how to reduce signal noises

I am trying generate guided waves on simple metallic plate through piezo-ceramic material, I place two piezo on the surface of the plate at the different location and through Arbitrary pulse generator,...
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How to construct a discrete circuit to send out a square wave with N pulses?

I want to build a simple and discrete circuit (without any integrated circuits) which puts out a square wave (50:50 duty cycle) with N pulses (rising edges)? For example for N=4 the output should ...
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White and Pink Noise Generator Circuit - Cryptic AC Analysis

The “Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory” book (by Boylestad, Nashelsky) gives a brief description of a random noise generator circuit at the end of “BJT AC Analysis” chapter. (Btw, exactly the same ...
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Hobby function generators

I am a physicist with a limited knowledge of electronic. I usually study my problems extensively on Internet before asking for a help. This means that here I will present both the questions and ...
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Function Generator amplifier to drive resonance circuit help

I have a model resonance circuit that is excited with an auxiliary winding and I need to build an amplifier to be able to amplify the current from the function generator in order to drive the ...
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writing Keysight Binary Arbitrary (.barb) waveforms

Keysight 33600 waveform generators load waveforms in either .arb (ASCII) or .barb (binary) formats. For large waveforms with more than ~10M samples .barb load much faster. How can I create .barb ...
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Impedance of a function generator when off [closed]

I don't have a function generator at my disposal right now. I just want to know what's the typical resistance between + and - terminals of a function generator when it's not putting out a clock? ...
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RIGOL DS1054Z Fixed trigger time for sweeping using a FeelTech digital signal generator

How do you properly setup a frequency sweep with a digital signal generator and a RIGOL oscilloscope? I've got a setup similar to one in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ni07A7sZCPM, ...
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Waveforms from a Function Generator, What is Good Enough?

I got an HP3311A function generator. The Sine wave forms below looks pretty bad to my eyes. Is it normal?
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How to infer the max current output of this function generator from its datasheet/specs?

I need to figure out the max current a function generator can output from its signal waveform output. Here is its datasheet. But there is no such parameter here. The output voltage can swing from -...
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Square wave to sawtooth wave using two BJT

I have two circuits that are supposed to be square wave to sawtooth wave converters: Both circuits receive a positive square wave as their input and generate a positive sawtooth as their output. Do ...
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Oscilloscope displaying two voltage levels (on the same channel) for square wave

Please excuse if this is stupid, I've been searching to see if I can find an answer to this on Google, but it seems I'm facing the issue in which I don't know how to describe the issue I'm trying to ...
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Making a common ground connection between a DC power supply and a waveform generator(33120A)

I would like to use a DC power supply to as a source voltage to a sensor and a waveform generator(33120A) to give another input to the sensor. I would like to know how can I make a common ground ...
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Keysight Waveform Building Software

I want to create a waveform for the agilent 33220a waveform generator. It is a 40us arbitrary wave that I have designed in the keysight waveform builder pro via the Benchvue software, however I want ...
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How do I turn a function generator into a current controlled function generator?

I'm using a custom pulse generator with voltage controlled biphasic (both negative and positive voltage) pulse train output to stimulate a living tissue which is grounded on one side. I need to be ...
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How to split mono signal to sterio siginal of AD9833 Sin wave generator?

I am sorry that I am not well aware in audio amplifiers, that's why I am asking this question maybe it's my stupidity. I have an AD9833 sin wave generator, I need to connect the AD9833's output to ...
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Function generator design

So i was asked to design a function generator that eventually produces a sine wave at the output of the circuit and this is what i have come up with so far. A Schmitt trigger and then an integrator ...
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Function generator output

A function generator is hooked up to two resistors in series. The voltage across the function generator changes over time, shown by the different graphs The questions asks to find the output voltage ...
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Amplitude control in a signal generator

A am working on an FPGA based function generator and I am aiming for max frequency to be higher than 10 MHz, hopefully 30 MHz. I have implemented most of the functionality except amplitude control. ...
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Characterization of an Amplification/ADC circuit

I build a small amplification circuit in order to amplify the low voltage signals of my passive sensors (the sensors have a source impedance of about 50-200 Ohm and they output a low voltage signal in ...
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BJT Astable Multivibrator - What is the max. oscillation frequency?

What is the max. oscillation frequency of this Astable Multivibrator circuit? Is it directly related to transition frequency of the transistor? I plan on using it with BC547B transistor. The hardwired ...
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LED output with Photodiode and Function Generator

Some of my student and I are designing a Physics experiment involving a high power LED, a square wave from function generator (50 ohm output impedance) and a digital oscilloscope (1 MOhm imput ...
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Differences in voltage measurement at the input of a circuit

I am trying to understand the difference I am seeing in voltage signals, that I am applying to my circuit's input. So the basic layout is shown in the diagram, I have a connection, A from my function ...
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Upgraded flipflop square wave generator - did I do good?

I've drawn up a simple multi-frequency square wave generator, based on a astable multivibrator circut, with frequency trimmed by the two ganged pots (both 100k) and the range set by a DPDT switch, ...
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Tektronix function generator THD

I am confused by the datasheet of the AFG3021C: https://www.tek.com/link-click-count?nid=75006&url=https%3A//download.tek.com/datasheet/AFG3000C-Arbitrary-Function-Generator-Datasheet-75W282817....
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What device can convert (EEG) voltage data to real voltage? [closed]

I seek a device that can be programmed to output physical voltages based on a set of datapoints. For example: ...
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i want to duplicate a signal generator output

I want to duplicate signal generator output to dual. since i want to use same signal to two different place. Is this possible without amplifying and inverting the signals. Let me share some circuit. ...
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Voltage Divider with low noise?

I'm working with a nano scale motion stage with high precision. To move the stage I supply Sinusoidal wave using (Agilent Keysight) function generator. This F-gen, goes as low as \$20mV_{pp}\$ in ...
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When reading the digital wave from a DAQ, should I be getting the same wave I'm generating to it?

I am using a DAQ device, which is said to be capable of 400kS/s maximum, and therefore 50kS/s per channel when using all 8 channels. This is listed in the manual of the 1608fs plus DAQ So I connected ...
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Using ICL8038 as a VCO

I wanted to use this function generator IC as a voltage controlled frequency output especially to obtain low frequency sine waves. But unlike many implementations, I wanted to control the frequency ...
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10MHz Sine Wave Generator

I have been looking for some time for a good design for a ~10MHz sine wave generator, with variable frequency from about 5-20MHz. The max required peak to peak amplitude is 10V. Many suggestions on ...