Paper published in ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING, JUNE 1962 pp366-371


OCRd Abstract



Two Practical-Class Waveform Generators

By H. V. Beck, M.A., B.Sc., A.M.I.E.E.

An outline is given of the use of commercially available electronic equipment in practical classes and the circumstances in which apparatus must be designed specifically for the classroom.

Two waveform generators, each feeding up to fifteen sets of apparatus in parallel, are described in detail.  The first, a distorted waveform generator, was designed for an experiment on measurement techniques and the properties of waveforms, while the second, a pulse generator, was designed for a study of transients in inductance, capacitance and resistance circuits.

Both generators are characterized by low output impedance to reduce 'crosstalk' between sets of apparatus connected to make the same measurement and by overload protection and indication.