MOTION CONTROL: B&K Precision has created a comprehensive guide on function and arbitrary waveform generators. Anyone from novice to experienced users of function and arbitrary generators will appreciate this detailed guide and generator selection aid. A primary goal of this guide is to help users select the best generator for their particular testing requirements. With over 28 signal generators already in its lineup—and more on the horizon—B&K realized this guide would help customers make the right choice.
B&K Precision’s signal generator line ranges from general-purpose analog function generators and direct digital synthesis (DDS) based instruments to sophisticated arbitrary waveform generators (AWG). This complete line addresses the requirements of a broad spectrum of applications and environments from schools, hobbyists, and repair shops to engineering and science labs. The appeal of modern DDS generators is the ability to provide a wide variety of output signals with outstanding frequency resolution. Building on DDS technology, arbitrary waveform generators allow users to create complex, fully user-defined output signals, as well as common function generator waveforms.
This informative guide explains the intricacies of these various types of generators. Additionally, the guide offers a complete glossary explaining terms such as Amplitude Modulation, Distortion, Voltage Controlled Frequency, and more. The B&K Guide for Function and Arbitrary Waveform Generators also contains a useful Q & A section with tips for various circuitry set-ups.
-Edited by Kelsey Anderson