Generate a Single Burst Waveform with LabVIEW Arbitrary Waveform Generator

Updated May 23, 2023

Reported In


  • PXI-5422


  • LabVIEW



Issue Details

I want my function generator or arbitrary waveform generator to output a single or burst waveform instead of a continuous waveform. How do I configure this in LabVIEW?


When configuring your task using the NI-FGEN driver, use an Fgen property node before the niFgen Initiate Generation VI to configure your task to send a single waveform.
  1. Navigate to the Functions Palette on the block diagram of your VI and select Measurement I/O >> NI-FGEN >> Property Node.
  2. Right click on the property node and select Change All to Write.
  3. Select Triggers >> Trigger Mode  as the property.
  4. Right click on the input terminal and select Create >> Constant.
  5. Select the NIFGEN_VAL_SINGLE option from the create enum.