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:
C2:ARWV INDEX 10
Where C2 = Channel 2
NOTE: The “M” in the index return string is dropped when sending the ARWV command string.