Generating Arbitrary Waveforms with the Function Generator Soft Panel

Updated May 21, 2018

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  • PXI Waveform Generator
  • Waveform Generator Device



Issue Details

I am using a PXIe function generator module. I want to know if I can generate waveforms other than: sine, square, triangle, saw-tooth, DC. 


Using the buttons on the front panel of the NI-FGEN Soft Front Panel, you can easily generate predefined waveforms by pressing the buttons shown in the image below.


However, if you click on the button below these buttons, you can gain access to more predefined waveforms including: haversine, haverriangular, trapezoid, sinc, exponential rise, exponential decay, triangular noise, and gaussian white noise.

To access these waveforms follow the following steps:
  1. Click on download waveform, which is located below the predefined waveform buttons. 
  1. Choose New Waveform

Notes: Choosing Onboard Waveform allows you to choose from previous waveforms you chose before.

  1. Choose the predefined waveform you want. 
  2. Click Finish
  3. Check to see if you have the correct waveform like the figure below.



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