Bob Beville

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Bob Beville photo from Tekscope Nov 1972

Robert Beville (b. 1938-06-25 – d. 2023-03) graduated from the University of Florida with a BSEE degree in 1961, MSEE in 1963. Before joining Tek in 1964 he worked as a mission conductor of refractometer experiments at Patrick AFB.

After serving as a Field Engineer, he transferred to Electrical Evaluation where his work included design on the 11B2A trigger circuitry. After joining the Laboratory Oscilloscope Group, he was assigned the 7D11 project.

Beville retired in 1999.

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Documents Authored by Bob Beville

Document Page Class Title Author(s) Year Refers to
Tekscope 1972 V4 N6 Nov 1972.pdf 10 Article Delaying Sweep Goes Digital Bob Beville 1972 7D11
Tekscope 1974 V6 N2.pdf 12 Article Triggering the oscilloscope from logic signals Bob Beville 1974 821
Tekscope 1975 V7 N3.pdf 8 Article Transition Counting with an Oscilloscope Bob Beville 1975 465 MOD719A

Products by Bob Beville

Model Class Description Designers Introduced
850 Application-specific instrument portable test aid Bob Beville (?)
11B2 Plug-in timebase plugin Bob Beville 1964
7D11 Plug-in digital delay Carlo Infante Bob Beville Bruce Hofer 1972
821 Logic Analyzer 4-bit word recognizer accessory Bob Beville 1974
FG5010 Plug-in 20 MHz function generator Bob Beville 1982

Components by Bob Beville

Patents by Bob Beville

Page Office Number Title Inventors Company Filing date Grant date
Patent US 3843873A US 3843873A Counter having selective direction and variable rate control Bob Beville Bruce Hofer Bill Peek Tektronix Inc 1972-09-19 1974-10-22


According to the biography in the newsletter, Beville was on the design teams of the 821 Trigger Recognizer, 850 Counter/Timer, 465 Mod 719A Transition Counter, FG5010 Function Generator, 7D11 Digital Delay Plugin, and MPTS (Multi-Purpose Test Station).