Programmatically selecting a built-in arbitrary waveform with an SDG

February 15, 2019

The SDG series of arbitrary waveform generators have a number of built-in arbitrary waveforms including health-related waveforms like cardiac and math waveforms like sinc.

To read the available waveforms, you can send the following string:


This will return a list similar to the following (the exact return data depends on the instrument model and firmware revision):


The list is comprised of a waveform index and a name.

For example, if you wish to recall the ExpFal waveform send:


Where C2 = Channel 2

NOTE: The “M” in the index return string is dropped when sending the ARWV command string.