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    Generating signals with a waveform, function, or arbitrary generator lets you test all kinds of circuits. Learn how to get a function generator to output a signal, the 3 types of waveforms you can create, and which controls matter. James, the Bald Engineer, explains the difference between analog and digital generators.

     

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    Bill of Material:

     

    Product NameManufacturerQuantityBuy KitBuy Kit
    MULTICOMP PRO  ARBITRARY/FUNCTION GENERATOR, 1 CH, 5MHZMULTICOMP PRO1Buy NowBuy Now
    PC USB Oscilloscope, 2 Analogue, 1 Ext Trigger, 25 MHz, 100 MSPS, 5 kpts, 14 nsMULTICOMP PRO1Buy NowBuy Now
    Analog Discovery 2Digilent1Buy NowBuy Now

     

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