Waveform generators can be used in the design and testing of electronic devices, as well as to troubleshoot and repair them when necessary. Wavetek manufactures a number of waveform generators, some of which combine the functionality of many different types of generators. Their line of waveform generators includes arbitrary waveform generators, function generators, pulse generators, and sweep generators--among others.Function waveform generators from Wavetek can produce simple waveforms that repeat over time. For example, common function waveforms include sine waves, sawtooth waves, triangular waveforms, and step-function waveforms. These waveform generators from Wavetek can be used in conjunction with an oscilloscope to design and repair circuits.Many experts are forecasting growth in arbitrary waveform generators, as these waveforms are more flexible. Arbitrary waveforms, which can be produced by many Wavetek generators, can be used in the design of medical equipment as well as automotive equipment. Some Wavetek waveform generators, like the Wavetek 39, allow you to design arbitrary waveforms using the instruments on the generator or by downloading software to create them.In addition to waveform generators, Wavetek also manufactures a line of digital multimeters that can help you collect measurements quickly and accurately. Their multimeters allow you to measure temperature, capacitance, voltage, and frequency. The clever Magne-Grip holster allows you to keep both hands free while your meter remains secure so that you can work more efficiently. Some of the available multimeters can also be connected to a computer, so you can easily store and organize the data and prepare the reports that you need.