Signal generators

Triangle signal

Pulse width modulated signal

Rectangle signal

Sawtooth signal

Sine signal

Signal qualities

The quality of the signal is determined by the numbers of sampling points, which means the number of calculation cycles. The minimum cycle time of a task (program) is predefined by the minimum cycle time of the target system.

So the interrelationships can be described as following:

The influence of the sample rate can be illustrated by the following two figures of a sine wave signal:

- frequency = 2Hz

- cycle time = 5ms

- number of sampling points per oscillation = 100

- frequency = 2Hz

- cycle time = 200ms

- number of sampling points per oscillation = 2