The Tektronix Type 290 Transistor Switching Time Tester is a test fixture introduced in 1962 with built-in power supplies for the collector current and the base bias. It handles NPN and PNP transistors.

Tektronix 290
Transistor Switching Time Tester
Tek 290 front

Produced from 1962 to (?)

(All manuals in PDF format unless noted otherwise)

The 290 has two modes, low-voltage (collector voltage 0 to 30 V) and high-voltage (collector voltage from 0 to 100 V). The fixture's input and output are 50 Ω GR-874 connectors, so it can be used with standard cables and test instruments while maintaining good signal integrity. The instrument itself is rated to have a risetime of under 1 ns.