# signal generator

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by PG1995, May 30, 2011.

1. ### PG1995 Thread Starter Distinguished Member

Apr 15, 2011
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Hi

The following is the snap of a frequency generator or signal generator:
http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/4708/freqgenerator.jpg

At the top it says 0.2 hz - 2 mhz . One mark on the dial marks 0 .05 (0.05 x 4= 0. 2). On the dial this has markings right side also (in clockwise direction). There are 8 markings (starting from 0) on right side of 0.2 , does this mean every marking stand for 0. 025? As someone has told me that the value on dial is multiplied with the set frequency to get required frequency. If frequency set is 1 khz and I have 0.5 on dial , then resulting frequency will be 500 hz . Correct? But as you see there are markings smaller than 0.2, so it is possible to get frequency smaller than 0.2hz (1 hz x (any value on the dial smaller than 0.2). That means frequency generator can produce frequencies lower than 0.2 hz , then why does it say at the top that it can produce frequencies from 0.2 hz -2 mhz. Please tell me .

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I am much grateful for your help. Thanks.

Last edited: May 30, 2011