Electronic Design

New KMC Oscilloscope (Ad)

For clear display of: Single-shot Nuclear Events/Transistor Switching/Fast Diode Turn-on/Radio-Frequency Waveforms/Tunnel-Diode Switching—Now, you can see and record non-repetitive, high-speed phenomena with a standard oscilloscope—one that does not depend upon sampling techniques. On its distributed-deflection CRT, you can observe bright displays with 100-line per centimeter definition. You can photograph fractional-nanosecond signals with ease on its full 2 by 6 centimeter display area.

You will find the Tektronix Type 519 engineered for convenience...

Internally: All circuit components of the complete unit fit compactly, yet are readily accessible for easy maintenance. A fixed signal-delay line plus variable sweep-delay control maintains the wide display passband and eliminates any need for adjusting delay-cable lengths.

Externally: The Type 519 features a minimum of controls and connectors for an instrument in this range. A carefully coordinated front-panel layout facilitates your test setups and procedures and aids greatly in saving engineering time and effort.

You need no auxiliary equipment for many high-speed applications. In fact, for normal operation, you make two connections only: (1) you plug in the power cord, and (2) you couple in the signal source.

With such operational ease, combined with its inherent Tektronix reliability, the Type 519 is an ideal laboratory oscilloscope for your high-speed measurements up to the KMC region and slightly beyond, especially for those applications demanding a photographic record of one-shot occurrences.

Characteristics:
Passband—from dc, 3-db point typically above 1 KMC; Instrument Risetime—less than 0.35 nanosec (including trigger takeoff, delay line, CRT, and termination); Synchronization—200 mV peak-to-peak, 1 MC to 1 KMC; Accelerating Potential—24 kilovolts; Sen-sitivity—10 volts/centimeter; Time base—linear 6-centimeter sweeps from 2 nanosec/centimeter to 1 microsec/
centimeter in 9 steps; Price—$3800.

Tektronix, Inc., P.O. Box 500, Beaverton, Oregon. (Electronic Design, April 12, 1961, p. 140)

This is Tektronix's first gigahertz scope (although at that time, frequency was still cited as kilomegacycles per second, or KMC). This scope, which was aimed at a narrow niche market, capturing one-shot, high-speed transients in atomic reaction studies, was a significant achievement for the company. But Tektronix's broader market emphasis for high-frequency oscilloscopes soon shifted to sampling scopes.

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