The signal generator and oscilloscope are the heart and mind of electrical engineering. They are used to create and read signals, respectively, and are vital for learning and real-world testing. However, cost and usability limit these devices. They cost thousands of dollars, do not always have matching ranges, and require manual adjustments for any level of use cases. We hope to solve these problems by creating a signal generator that can cover most oscilloscope ranges for under a $100, as well as automate the process of testing through a computer program.
There are two major parts to our project, the physical multiplier, and the computer controls. Our multiplier takes a user input and outputs a faster version of a signal. It can also work independently, creating a signal of any value within range. The computer controls set a multiplication value or signal but can also run an automated test through a range of signals. In addition, all the data maybe viewed on a computer interface and saved on the computer local drive.
No matter the user, our signal generator prototype will make electrical engineering testing and learning easier and more affordable.