The AD59301 is a waveform generator with programmable frequency sweep and output burst capability. Utilizing embedded digital processing that allows enhanced frequency control, the device generates synthesized analog or digital frequency-stepped waveforms. Because frequency profiles are preprogrammed, continuous write cycles are eliminated and thereby free up valuable DSP/controller resources. Waveforms start from a known phase and are incremented phase continuously, which allows phase shifts to be easily determined. Consuming only 8 mA, the AD5930 provides a convenient low power solution to waveform generation. The AD5930 can be operated in a variety of modes. In continuous output mode, the device outputs the required frequency for a defined length of time and then steps to the next frequency. The length of time the device outputs a particular frequency is either preprogrammed and the device increments the frequency automatically, or, alternatively, is incremented externally via the CTRL pin. In burst mode, the device outputs its frequency for a length of time and then returns to midscale for a further predefined length of time before stepping to the next frequency. When the MSBOUT pin is enabled, a digital output is generated.