Carlo Infante

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Carlo Infante (b. 1935 – d. May 12, 2005) [Note 1] was a Tektronix engineer.

He earned a PhD in physics from the University of Rome in 1959 and worked at the Frascati Electron Synchrotron facility in Italy.

In 1961, he joined Tektronix in Beaverton, where he played key roles in the development of special-purpose CRTs and display design.

He later went to work at Xerox Corp., where he worked on one of the first personal word processors, and Digital Equipment Corp., among others, before setting up a consulting practice.

In 1996, Infante was named a Fellow of the Society for Information Display.


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Products by Carlo Infante

Model Class Description Designers Introduced
611 Oscilloscope 11" CRT storage monitor Norm Winningstad Dan Denham Carlo Infante Stu McNaughton Walt Lowy Leo Heineck 1967
7D11 Plug-in digital delay Carlo Infante Bob Beville Bruce Hofer 1972
7912 Oscilloscope 500/750 MHz Digitizer Carlo Infante Jim Cavoretto Al Allworth Don Roberts Stu McNaughton Walt Lowy Ray Hayes Ken Hawken Bob Culter Hal Cobb Ed Ritz Bo Janko 1973

Components by Carlo Infante

Model Class Description Designers Used in
T7912 CRT scan converter tube Carlo Infante Ray Hayes Ken Hawken Bob Culter Hal Cobb Ed Ritz Bo Janko R7912 7912AD 7912HB

Patents by Carlo Infante

Page Office Number Title Inventors Company Filing date Grant date
Patent US 3422305A US 3422305A Geometry and focus correcting circuit Carlo Infante Tektronix Inc 1967-10-12 1969-01-14
Patent US 3893036A US 3893036A Precision function generator Jim Cavoretto Al Allworth Carlo Infante Tektronix Inc 1973-07-27 1975-07-01
Patent US 3839669A US 3839669A Dark current temperature compensation via dc restoration circuit Carlo Infante Don Roberts Tektronix Inc 1973-07-27 1974-10-01
Patent US 4129807A US 4129807A Current regulating circuit for magnetic deflection systems Carlo Infante Xerox Corp 1976-10-15 1978-12-12
Patent US 5428270A US 5428270A Dynamic focus correction circuit Carlo Infante Digital Equipment Corp 1993-08-17 1995-06-27
Carlo Infante (3rd from left) with 4112 and 4114 in 1981


  1. Obituary and
  2. TekScope Vol. 4 No. 6, Nov 1972