What is a function generator?

Aug. 30, 2018

A function generator is a tool used to generate electrical waveforms over a range of frequencies, and are typically used to prototype, test, and repair electrical equipment with analog circuits. Standard function generators can produce waveforms of the sine, square, triangular, and saw-tooth shape.

Many Arbitrary function generator come equipped with EasyPulse technology.  EasyPulse produces quick rising/falling edge, low jitter, tiny duty cycle waveforms and is not affecting by frequency variation.  Additionally, the pulse edge and width can be fine adjusted in a large range.  Even though a function generator that comes equipped with EasyPulse technology may be more expensive, it extends the wave producing capabilities of the generator several times over, and is worth the added expense.

Arbitrary function generator