Archive for August, 2012

Function generators back in stock. Plus improvements!

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Supply chain management is apparently not my forte.  Especially when I run out of stock while on vacation.  In any case, though, we have more kits in stock.

Two improvements have been made for this round of kits:

1) The RC filter on the PWM outputs has been replaced by an LC filter for both triangle and square waves.  As a result, the ripple in the output is much reduced.  The silk screening on the PCBs hasn’t been updated, but it’s a drop-in replacement.

2) Spring terminals instead of screw terminals.  Screw terminals are great if you’re using 18 gauge wire or bigger, but how often do I use that?  Almost never.  Spring terminals are the rule from now on.