The AF10 is a highly flexible PWM generator for laboratory and test stand use.
Its output operates in a voltage range from 3 to 24 V and is low-resistance, so that it can deliver currents up to 1 A. This distinguishes it significantly from conventional function generators. If the output power of up to 24 W is insufficient, it can be increased to higher output voltages and currents using power modules available as an option.
The interface to external power modules is disclosed and documented, so that the user can very easily develop and operate his own modules.
A ramp function makes it possible to output freely programmable PWM traces, whose duty cycle, frequency and amplitude can be modulated. A detailed description of this function is given in a separate article: Advanced ramp functions
For test stand operation, the AF10 has further essential characteristics besides the ramp function:
Optional 8/24 open drain outputs to control 8/24 test pieces
Galvanically separated SPS interface for remote control of the duty cycle
Optional galvanically separated RS232 interface for remote control of duty cycle, frequency and voltage
Restart of the last function after an interruption in power supply
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In laboratory operation the AF10 can be used for the most varied development and analysis scenarios. An incomplete list of possible use scenarios is given in the following separate article: Application examples for the AF10 PWM generator