Updated December 12, 2018 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best Waveform Generators

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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in October of 2018. Whether your profession requires the vigorous testing of electronic equipment, or you are a hobbyist interested in electrical experimentation, a good waveform generator will be an invaluable tool in your lab or workshop. We've included models on our list that suit a variety of needs and budgets, ranked here by their signal fidelity, special features, and ease of use. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best waveform generator on Amazon.

10. Koolertron 60MHz GH-CJDS2 DDS

9. Hantek DSO4072C 2 Channel

8. Koolertron Upgraded 50MHz DDS

7. Rigol DG1022Z 25 MHz Arbitrary

6. Siglent Technologies SDG2042X

5. Fluke 290 Series 294-U 115V

4. TTi TGA12104

3. Keysight 33622A Series

2. Rigol DG4062

1. Siglent SDG6052X

Editor's Notes

December 09, 2018:

This category has some pretty big swings in price, with additional output channels, higher bandwidth, and cleaner signals seeming to make the most difference in cost. Established brands like Siglent and Rigol keep their prices reasonably low despite scoring well in all these departments, where others like Fluke and TTi boast excellent features, but are probably more expensive than they need to be.

Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on December 12, 2018 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).

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