You can generate a waveform using one of the following two modes:
waveforms according to the channel settings you specify in InstrumentStudio or an external
application. Using a standard waveform allows you to generate several different standard
waveform types (sine, square, etc.) at precise frequencies.
standard waveform type allows you to generate a periodic waveform with a finite,
specified number of points using Direct Digital Synthesis (DDS). To generate a
user-defined waveform of any size, use Arbitrary Waveform mode.
You can also
change the output waveform frequency of a standard waveform during generation with a short
response time. You can also use the Sweep operating mode to configure a range of
frequences to generate over a specified number of steps and time duration, or use the List
operating mode to configure a sequence of frequencies to generate for specified
waveforms according to the settings specified in an external file. Using an arbitrary
waveform allows you to define large, complex waveforms using a waveform settings file.
While you can generate more complex waveforms using an arbitrary waveform, changes to
arbitrary waveform settings have a longer response time than standard waveforms.