Tech moves fast! Stay ahead of the curve with Techopedia!
Join nearly 200,000 subscribers who receive actionable tech insights from Techopedia.
A signal generator is an electronic device that is capable of producing repeating or non-repeating waveforms. The waveform can be of different shapes and amplitude. Signal generators are mostly used in testing, troubleshooting, designing and repairing electronic devices.
Signal generators are available in different types, each with different applications and purposes. They also have different designs and use different circuits, offering various levels of capability and functionality. As a result, no single signal generator is suited for all purposes. Examples of signal generators include:
Signal generators are normally used as electronic test equipment, but are also used in artistic applications. As they support a wide range of digital modulation formats, they are often used in modern wireless communication systems and are also used to test digital transmitters and receivers against complex requirements.