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Waveform generator is a calibrated (standard) signal source of different types and frequencies intended for operations with electronic circuits and measurements in them. Synonym is standard signal generator.
A typical harmonic wave generators classification of frequency range of the generated output signals:
Low-frequency signal generators (frequency range: from Hz to hundreds of kHz),
RF signal generator (frequency range: from hundreds of kHz to hundreds of MHz),
Microwave signal generator (frequency range: from hundreds of Mhz to dozens of GHz)
Modern generators are usually functional generators which use direct digital synthesis (DDS).