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Tektronix 7A16A
225 MHz vertical amplifier
7A16A front view

Compatible with 7000-series scopes

Produced from 1973 to

(All manuals in PDF format unless noted otherwise)
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The Tektronix 7A16A is a single channel, 225 MHz general-purpose vertical amplifier for 7000-series scopes. The 7A16A was introduced in 1973, superseding the all-discrete 7A16.

Tom Rousseau designed the 7A16A as a simple derivative from the 7A26, providing similar performance to the 7A16, but at a much lower cost. The 7A16 turret attenuator was very expensive to produce.

The 7A16P is GPIB-programmable variant for digitizing mainframes.

Key Specifications

Bandwidth 0 – 225 MHz (DC), 10 Hz – 225 MHz (AC)
Deflection 5 mV/Div to 5 V/Div in 1–2–5 sequence
Input impedance 1 MΩ // 20 pF
  • 20 MHz bandwidth limit switch
  • Invert switch
  • Probe multiplier / Identify switch sensing input


The 7A16A uses four 155-0078-10 amplifier ICs.



Some Parts Used in the 7A16A

Part Part Number(s) Class Description Used in
155-0078-00 155-0078-xx 155-0273-00 155-0274-00 Monolithic integrated circuit broadband amplifier 464 465 466 468 475 475A 475M 485 7834 7844 7854 7904 R7903 R7912 7912AD 7912HB 7104 7A16A 7A16P 7A24 7A26 7A42 067-0587-01 067-0680-00 AM503 PG502 PG508 DC510 DC5010 FG5010