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AWG can't provide enough current

Post by Noufnouf » Tue May 23, 2017 9:27 pm

I need to do some measurement on a LED component, but the picoscope AWG can't provide enough current (about 200mA is needed).
I'm new with electronics, I tried to use an op amp, but It has to be powered symmetricly, with a positive and a negative voltage.
I don't know how to build a robust symmetric power supply that could provide 200mA with no difficulties.
Please some help would be grateful.

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Re: AWG can't provide enough current

Post by Gerry » Fri May 26, 2017 9:09 am

Hi Noufnouf,

As you are learning electronics and using a PicoScope to look at circuits, it might be better to just add an offset to the SigGen output to make it positive going only, build a single ended voltage follower circuit (there is some information on that here:, buy a low cost single ended power supply or battery, and focus on learning the basics before trying to build a power supply. There is some information on interfacing to a signal generator that may be useful here: topic14443.html (in particular protecting the SigGen output).

What PicoScope model do you have?


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