Ⅰ. Fill the gap of market
Arbitrary waveform generator can be divided into arbitrary waveform/function generator or arbitrary waveform generator. Arbitrary waveform/function generators provide typical sinusoidal, square or other commonly used waveforms with very high accuracy and stability, as well as basic arbitrary waveforms and sometimes pulse generation functions. By contrast, an arbitrary waveform generator can provide a wide range of more complex waveform workarounds. However, as shown below, there is a gap between these two types of instruments. Currently, customers have no choice but to purchase multiple products, and no single product can meet the whole demand.
The application of arbitrary waveform generator is various and extensive.One advantage of an arbitrary waveform generator is that it can replace the "actual" signal source that is not provided during the test.
Sometimes the user will use an oscilloscope to collect the actual signal and download it from the place where it can be copied into the generator's memory. Arbitrary waveform generator can also be used to test the equipment is expected to encounter in the actual environment of the abnormal and unsatisfactory characteristics to enhance the ideal signal. Arbitrary waveform generators are also particularly suitable for generating long sequences of complex and/or high-bandwidth signals, such as those required by test frequency agility pulse compression radar. Users with low signal complexity requirements typically use arbitrary waveform/function generators, but these users often encounter many frustrating situations when using these devices.
II. The market challenge
While high-end arbitrary waveform generators are not necessarily required, users of arbitrary waveform/function generators have certain key requirements that must be met to complete design, inspection, or manufacturing testing. A common frustrating problem with existing arbitrary waveform/function generators is that their operation is difficult to learn and easy to forget, resulting in poor production efficiency. Schools and universities also attach great importance to ease of use. Students usually only use the instrument once, hoping to learn relevant knowledge from the experiment.If it takes a long time to learn how to operate the instrument, this purpose is undoubtedly compromised.