Create Complex Signals for Next-Generation Testing

VISTA, Calif. - June 1, 2021 - PRLog -- Axiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment rental and sales company has published a new blog post that informs people on how to select the best signal source for a job. A suitable test signal source should provide signals with accurate, repeatable characteristics that can properly exercise the equipment under test (EUT), such as an amplifier, antenna, or filter. Depending upon what is being tested, the requirements for the test signals will differ, such as frequency and power levels.

Signals are generated in different forms, including continuous wave (CW), pulsed, and differential pairs that form phase-modulated signals. Generators may provide single-frequency outputs, sweep signals across a range of frequencies, or even "hop" quickly from one frequency to the next to create patterns of mixed signals or waveforms to emulate a communications channel. Essential performance parameters for signal and waveform generators include frequency range, frequency resolution, output power, and tuning or switching speed. Additional parameters include swept bandwidth and sweep speeds for swept signal generators and pulse width and pulse rise/fall time for pulse generators. The importance of each parameter will depend upon how a test signal source is used. For example, a signal generator with fast frequency tuning may be ideal for high-volume production testing but it may lack phase-noise performance.

Learn more about how to pick the appropriate test signal source for different requirements of frequencies and power levels by reading the full blog post on Axiom's Website:

Whatever your project requires testing on, you can rent or buy quality test equipment from Axiom Test Equipment. For over 15 years Axiom Test Equipment has rented, sold, repaired and accepted trade-in of test equipment to support your test & measurement needs. If you would like help selecting any type of test equipment for your next project, contact Axiom Test Equipment's sales department at, call 760-806-6600, or browse Axiom Test Equipment's inventory online at

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