What Electrical Signal Generation Technology Has in Store for Us

Richard Sorgnard
3 min readAug 8, 2022


In electrical signal creation, waveform sequencing is essential, and this technique will be employed more frequently in the future as digital signal processing advances. An engineer can create a library of waveforms and arrange them into a sequence. One example is a waveform amplifier. Other options include a tool that generates random waveforms. Engineers can improve their processes by using waveform sequencing.

It is possible to simulate and evaluate a signal with the help of waveform amplifying equipment. To replicate a wide variety of test scenarios, it contains an arbitrary waveform generator that may be phase-locked to an external signal source (such as a frequency reference). For example, this amplifier type can be used with amplitude modulation to generate a pulse signal. An AC voltage source and a load are connected to this amplifier’s two terminals’ input and output terminals.

Bi-directional waveforms are used to manage the flow of energy and communication signals in electrical signal production technologies. Voltage and current are represented graphically by these waveforms. Information can be transmitted using these waveforms since they are omnidirectional and bidirectional at the same time. This signal generator can generate sine, square, triangle, saw tooth, and triangle waveforms. ICs for function generators come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

There is a positive and a negative peak in a triangle waveform, which is non-sinusoidal. Technically speaking, this is a linear ramp waveform with a symmetrical phase. It’s a slowly fluctuating voltage signal. In both parts of the cycle, the voltage changes simultaneously. As with the negative-going ramp, there is a positive-going ramp. The average voltage level of the signal is determined by the frequency and the duty cycle, which are both set at 50%.

With electrical signal production technology, a waveform amplifier should be able to withstand voltages of at least 50V, ideally more. A good gain is required to get the most excellent voltage out of most signal generators or data acquisition systems. Most lab amplifiers should have a gain ratio of 10V/V, whereas a functional signal generator should have a gain factor of 50V/V. Function generating amplifiers with variable gain can be used in various applications, depending on the voltage output required.

As wireless technology has advanced, the demand for arbitrary waveform generators has increased. Concerning RF equipment, AWGs are particularly valuable for equipment testing and monitoring. The rise of this market is shown in the Inside Partner study. Here are some of the most recent telecommunications developments. The current demand for arbitrary waveform generators will be examined in this article.

If you have an arbitrary frequency, amplitude, or duration requirement, a random waveform generator can fulfill it. The collected signal can be shown on a graphical oscilloscope, which can be connected to the device for ease of usage. An oscilloscope can be used to configure a desired frequency and amplitude before connecting output leads. On the other hand, an arbitrary waveform generator may hold up to four million waveforms.

The available outputs can be selected while generating a pattern. Choose Constant from the Output column for a single work. You also have the option of choosing “Random.” After that, it’s up to the Output column to specify the states each output can take. The button can also modify the signal’s name or the DIO pin. A digital pattern generator has three primary modes of operation.

The word “pulse generator” is frequently misunderstood as “digital pattern generator.” Patterns of electrical signals are generated by both of these devices, which can be evaluated or employed as a stimulus for various purposes. The output signals might be either high or low when using a digital pattern generator. DPS hardware stimulation and embedded system debugging are two common uses for this digital signal generator, which is often hardware-based. Any input device can be used, as long as it is connected to the computer by USB or Bluetooth. Once that is done, you’re ready to start producing patterns!



Richard Sorgnard

Richard Sorgnard is the executive director for Morhea Technologies which creates electronic/electric signal generation technology and applied techniques.