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Generating RF Signals with an RF Signal Generator

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    Last Modified: April 16, 2021

    Create an RF signal generator panel to monitor and configure RF signal generator settings in InstrumentStudio.

    1. Add an RF signal generator device to your panel.
    2. Select a mode of operation within the device panel.
      • CW—Configures the RF signal generator to generate a continuous waveform signal.
      • Arb—Configures the RF signal generator to generate an arbitrary waveform using the settings specified in an external file and any additional settings you specify.
    3. Specify the type of signal to generate.
      • If you want to generate a CW signal, specify the signal settings by opening the Instrument Settings () dialog box.
      • If you want to generate an arbitrary waveform, click the Add Waveform button next to the Select Waveform drop-down listbox. Then select a waveform file. Specify the signal settings by opening the Instrument Settings () dialog box.
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        Arbitrary waveform files must be in the .tdms format.

    4. Select Run and set the output to On. The signal generates with the settings you specify.
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      • The panel will already be running in CW mode, and you only need to set output to On to output a generated waveform. In Arb mode, you must first select a waveform, then press Run.
      • The panel will continue running and generate the waveform continuously unless you set Waveform repetition mode is to Finite when configuring your signal settings. When set to Finite, the panel will output the specified number of repetitions and then stop.

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