An arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) is a valuable piece of test equipment. However, in the past the prohibitive price of an AWG — not to mention the amount of desk space needed — has put an AWG out of the reach of many people. Not any more.
Use the waveform editor to create and modify waveforms
PicoScope has an integrated arbitrary waveform generator that, when used with a compatible PicoScope Oscilloscope, can generate a waveform of almost any shape. The generated waveform can be injected into the device you wish to test and then analyzed as it progresses through the device to confirm correct operation, or to highlight a fault.
You can program the arbitrary waveform generator from a text file or using the built–in AWG editor. The number of samples in the created waveform is limited only by the hardware of your chosen oscilloscope, allowing you to define complex waveforms. As PicoScope can export CSV and TXT files, you can even capture a waveform using your oscilloscope, modify it (if needed) using the AWG editor, and then play it back using the AWG.
Arbitrary Waveform Generators can generate waveforms of almost any shape