Signal Generator Kit Specifications


After looking at the various signal generators, in the Sending out the right signals blog, I thought that I would home in on a particular kit.


This signal generator kit,

All in one DDS kit
All in one DDS kit

as seen in the Sending out the right signals blog,

All in one DDS
All in one DDS
  • 100% brand new and high quality
  • After all the installation, connect the power supply,right adjust the resistance 10K and you will see the character.
  • Adjust the character to clear type.
  • This signal generator has two outputs – one for DDS signal and another for high speed [1,2,4,8MHz] square signal
    – which may be used for reliving microcontrollers with wrong fuse settings or for other purposes as well. High speed (HS)signal is direct output from Atmega16 OC1A(PD5) pin.
  •  DDS output is used for all other signals that are generated via R2Rresistor network and is adjusted via LM358N offset and amplitude regulating circuits. Offset and amplitude can be regulated by two potentiometers. Offset can be regulated in range +5V..-5V while amplitude in range 0..10V. DDS frequency range is from 1 to 65535Hz that is more than enough for testing audio circuits and other tasks.
    Main AVR DDS signal generator features:
  • Simple circuit with easily accessible and cheap components;
  • Dedicated high speed (HS) signal output up to 8MHz;
  • DDS signal with variable amplitude and offset;
  • DDS signals: sine, square, saw, rev saw, triangle, ECG and noise.
  • 2×16 LCD menu;
  • Intuitive 5 button keypad.
  • Frequency adjusting steps: 1, 10, 100, 1000, 10000Hz;
  • Restoring last configuration after power up.
  • In the block diagram you may see logical structure of signal

    As you can see device requires several voltages: +5V, -12V, +12V, GND. -12V and +12V are used for offset and amplitude control. In this case power supply is constructed by using simple transformer and few voltagere gulators,

    LCD menu control
    All actions can be viewed in LCD menu. Menu can be
    controlled with 5 buttons that are next to LCD module.
  • Up and down arrow buttons are used for browsing menu while right and left arrow buttons are used for changing frequency value. When middle button is pressed – signal generating starts. Press middle button again to stop signa generator.
  • Important to notice, that there is a separate menu for changing frequency step. This is convenient if you need to change generator frequencies in wide range. This allows to set any frequency with relatively few button clicks.
  • Noise generation don’t have frequency setting. It uses simple rand function where results are continuously output to DDS output.
    High speed signal has four frequencies available: 1, 2, 4 and 8MHz.
    Circuit diagram of DDS generator is very simple with easy accessible components. It uses following parts:
    · AVR Atmega16 microcontroller clocked with 16MHz external crystal;
    · Standard HD44780-based 2×16 LCD module;
    · R2R DAC made of simple resistors(1% tol);
    · LM358N low power dual op amplifier;
    · Two potentiometers;
    · 5 buttons;
    · several connectors and sockets.
    We offer a programmed IC and all components in the suite.

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