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Tektronix 7A16
150 MHz vertical amplifier
7A16 front view

Compatible with 7000-series scopes

Produced from 1969 to 1973



(All manuals in PDF format unless noted otherwise)
Manuals – Specifications – Links – Pictures

The Tektronix 7A16 is a single channel, 150 MHz general-purpose vertical amplifier for 7000-series scopes. It was designed by Jim Woo. The 7A16 was introduced in 1969 and superseded by the bandwidth enhanced 7A16A in 1973. The 7A16P is GPIB-programmable variant for digitizing mainframes.

Key Specifications

Bandwidth 0 – 150 MHz (DC), 10 Hz – 150 MHz (AC)
Deflection 5 mV/Div to 5 V/Div in 1–2–5 sequence
Input impedance 1 MΩ // 15 pF
  • 20 MHz bandwidth limit switch
  • Invert switch
  • Probe multiplier / Identify switch sensing input


The 7A16 uses discrete transistors, no integrated circuits.


Documents Referencing 7A16

Document Class Title Authors Year Links
Tekscope 1969 V1 N5 Oct 1969.pdf Article Introducing the New Generation 1969
Tekscope 1969 V1 N6 Dec 1969.pdf Article A New Logic for Oscilloscope Displays 1969
Tekscope 1971 V3 N1 Jan 1971.pdf Article Short Pulse Technique of Adjusting Wideband Amplifiers Carl Battjes 1971



Some Parts Used in the 7A16