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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Current flow through resistor in as current

While I was working in an AC current lab, I used a very simple circuit. 1 resistor and a wave generator. The voltage was about 3V (RMS) and the resistance 1.173 kohm. According to Ohm's law i.e. V=IR ...
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What DIY Function Generator is Suitable to drive a Pasco WA-9857 String Vibrator?

Preface... total amateur. I picked up 8 Pasco WA-9857 String Vibrators off of eBay for an art project. I need some way of driving them individually.... cheaply. So I bought a $12 XR2206 Function ...
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Using XR2206 function generator with split supply

I have an Exar XR2206 to generate triangle wave with single supply Vcc. This wave has peak value 12 volt and 0 volt. How to make this IC operate in split-supply? Hence I got triangle wave with peak ...
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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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Avalanche Breakdown Noise as digital input

I am trying to develop a true random number generator using reverse biased transistors avalance breakdown noise as a input for pic microcontroller. How can i turn the noise in to a digital input ? Is ...
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Externally Triggering a camera Using a TTL Signal [closed]

I am not an electrical/electronic engineer, so please bear with me. I have a monochromatic camera (www.qimaging.com/resources/pdfs/QICAM-12bitManual.pdf) which can be triggered (i.e. capture image) ...
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Getting bad square-wave from the function generator

I have a small function generator: http://www.velleman.co.uk/contents/en-uk/p371_hpg1.html And using the following device for DAQ: http://www.mccdaq.com/PDFs/manuals/USB-1208LS.pdf I hook up the ...
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How to design an square wave Oscillator Circuit with 1-20 MHz range?

I need a circuit that will generate square waves in a range of 1 to 20MHz. The circuit also should be adjustable in a scale of 0.05MHz for each step. There is no need for adjustments during the ...
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Calculate Current out of Function Generator

I couldn't find an equation for this on Google/Wikipedia, but does the frequency of a function generator (we'll say that it's a sine wave) impact the current output. Example, if I had a 5 volt source ...
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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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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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Function generator output level drifting

The output level on my BK Precision 4017A function generator is drifting. For example, if I set the output level to 10.0V on a 2kHz sine wave, driving a variety of simple half-wave rectifier and ...
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Will a purely inductive load damage my function generator?

Will an inductive load damage my function generator? Will the circuit I'm designing damage my function generator shown below. I'm using this function generator which has an output impedance of 50 ...
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Function generator output voltage

In a function generator, when I set Zout to be 50 Ohm, and Vpp is 1V. Is this Vsource, or the Vload when I have a matching load of 50 Ohm? simulate this circuit – Schematic created using ...
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HP8116A Function Generator Signal Problem

I'm trying to use a function generator HP 8116A and an oscilloscope Tektronix TDS210. When i connect the probe to trigger output of function generator, i can observe the square wave correctly. ...
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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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LTC6993-1 Circuit not working

I'm having a problem with simple pulse generator circuit using LTC6993-1 (datasheet). Circuit is not starting to pulse... This is my schematic and PCB layout: I have checked the voltage levels and ...
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What is the low limit of today's power supply voltage generation and voltage amplitude of sinuosid generation?

Voltage is not really generated, current is, but let me use this colloquial term. What is limitation for generating electrical voltage very low (DC power supply)? What voltage is the real low limit ...
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function generator

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab First, I set the output terminal of function generator to 50ohm and output voltage amplitude to 8Vp-p. Then I change the terminal to ...
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7W IC amplifier

I have a 7W Audio Amplifier IC Module. It's instruction says power input should be 12~16 Volts. The audio source should be connected to "IN" and "G". Output should be a 7W Speaker to "SPK". In lab, I'...
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can I use function generator as electrocutaneous

I am looking to build a electrocutaneous system to stimulate tactile sensation. I researched and find we need to provide current wave of ~2mA ~0.2ms ~200Hz. Can I build a function generator with ...
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Meaning of maximum load function generator can drive

For example, if a function generator has a minimum load of 1kohm and a maximum load of 50Mohm, if we connect less than 1kohm, the output amplitude will distort. But what happens to the output ...
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Impedance for Helmholtz Coil Connected to Audio Amplifier

I am trying to design a Helmholtz coil, that will have an impedance of about 2 ohms (the reason for this being that I am going to hook it up to a audio power amplifier, so to get the same wattage ...
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How to divide signal level from function generator

I looked for this answer but was unsuccessful so I want to ask the experts here. I have configured an op amp in non-inverting mode (the first in a chain of 3 stages). It is for amplifying extremely ...
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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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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 ...
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Square wave generator J1772

For an electric car charger I need to design a square wave of ±12V at 1kHz [SAE J1772]. I would like to make this one with a adjustable duty cycle so that the charging current can be adjusted. I ...
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Programmable GHz signals

I would like to generate custom waves in the gigahertz range. With beginner FPGAs like the DE0-Nano or microcontrollers like the Arduino, I can only generate waves up to the kilohertz range. What ...
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XR2206 Signal generator amplifier

Probably a silly question but I'm still a total noob on electronics. I got my hands on an old non-functional XR2206 based function generator and I wanted to bring it back to life and in the meantime ...
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Broadband RF Signal Generator

I am in the process of designing an RF signal generator, as many of my other projects require analysis up to several GHz. My hope was to receive some verification regarding the intended design. ...
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Amplitude modulator for a sine wave generator

I have a home made, mostly using the design in a magazine article, radio frequency signal generator, and I would like to be able to modulate (AM) the sine wave output, which is up to 8 MHz, with an ...
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How does this circuit produce a triangular-wave output?

I came across this circuit and can't see how it works. I have never really dealt with any operation amplifier circuits that make use of positive feedback, so that only worsens the problem. It seems ...
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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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Amplitude drop as frequency increases on function generator

As I increase the frequency on my function generator, the amplitude of the transmitted wave decreases. Is this to be expected? Or is there an issue with my function generator?
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Is there a way to add a tracking generator to a spectrum analyzer?

As the question suggest, is there a way to add an external tracking generator to a spectrum analyzer which doesnt have a tracking generator? Specifically speaking the HP 8564e spectrum analyzer ...
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What makes an arbitrary waveform generator arbitrary?

Why are some signal or waveform generators called "Arbitrary Waveform Generators"? Am I misunderstanding the word arbitrary? This question is not necessarily about the word arbitrary but more about ...
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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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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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No output reading from Op Amp on Oscilloscope

So I have an inverting op amp (gain = -1) wired up, and it works with a DC signal. I checked the DC signal by measuring the input and output voltages with a multimeter which were 5V and -5V, ...
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Function Generator - Signal without Neg or Gnd reference

I have a new PC based function generator (very cheap), and an old BK Precision function generator. The old BK Precision can output a signal without the ground or negative reference lead from the BNC ...
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square wave generator on 20MHz

I need a circuit that generates rectangular waves. It shouldn't be lo-hi-lo-hi, but a random sequence of lo-hi-hi-hi-lo-lo is needed. It also has to oscillate like that, at at least 20MHz. I don't ...
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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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Why is my DC power supply voltage decreasing when I increase my function generator amplitude?

In lab, we are constructing a power amplifier. We built it first in Multi Sim, ran a transient analysis (picture below), built it on a protoboard and then ran it through an oscilloscope to make sure ...
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How to calculate appropriate value for noise-removal capacitor?

I'm still figuring out analog electronics with my waveform generator project. It has a 9V power supply that I split into +/-4.5V rails with an op amp virtual ground (the subject of an earlier question)...
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Sine wave generator not working?

Can't get sine wave out of this circuit in Proteus. Can you help me, please? I'm suppose to have sine wave generator with range 1 kHz - 200 kHz. While googling came ...
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DDS with AD9833 and Microcontroller

I'm working on a two channel DDS function generator for a project. I have done some research and I want to use the AD9833 IC controlled with a Microcontroller, an Atmel chip if possible since I have ...
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Voltage drops when a signal is fed into op-amp comparator

I have a function generator SFG-2110 from GW Instek. I set it to generate a square wave with max/min of aroudn +- 1 V. And I checked with an oscilloscope. However, when I connected outputs of the ...
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Why is the output of wien bridge oscillator sinusoidal?

I have been studying Wein Bridge Oscillator for a function generating project. I am curious how output of the oscillator is always sinusoidal. A rigorous mathematical reasoning would be great.
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Impedance mismatch

When I connect an oscilloscope to a function generator use both oscilloscope cable (one connect to the scope and one connect to the FG), I got 700mVpp when outputing a sine wave of 1Vpp and 10kHz. ...
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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 ...