Westbay Waveform Master

Non-Linear Characteristics Facility

   If a waveform is applied to a circuit where the amplitude response is non-proportional to input amplitude, waveform distortion occurs, and additional harmonics are introduced.

    The Non-Linear Characteristics tool allows three responses to be applied to any previously defined waveform, using the form shown below.

Non_Linear.bmp (502798 bytes)

    Three characteristic types can be defined: Saturating, Second order and Third order responses. In the example above, the saturating response in the upper picture is applied to a sine wave, producing the blue waveform shown in the lower picture box.

     In addition to the 'quick' time plot, a conventional Time Domain graph can be plotted, as well as a Fourier Spectral plot.


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