Don Kirkpatrick

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Donald Charles Kirkpatrick (b. 1947-04-14 – d. 2020-07-01)

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From Tekscope 1977 V9 N3:

Don Kirkpatrick designed the storage circuitry for the 7L5, reducing most of it to two ICs for the 7L18.

Before joining the spectrum analyzer group, he worked on the 4012 and 4014 Graphic Display Terminals.

He has his B.S.E.E. '69 and M.S.E.E. '75 from Oregon State.

Documents Authored by Don Kirkpatrick

Document Page Class Title Author(s) Year Refers to
Tekscope 1977 V9 N3.pdf 10 Article Digital Storage for a Microwave Spectrum Analyzer Dennis Smith Don Kirkpatrick 1977 7L18 7L5 155-0157-00 155-0158-00

Products by Don Kirkpatrick

Model Class Description Designers Introduced
7L5 Plug-in 5 MHz Spectrum Analyzer Fendall Winston Craig Bryant Steve Morton Bill Benedict Don Kirkpatrick Steve Skidmore Carlos Beeck Morris Engelson 1976
7L18 Plug-in 18 (60) GHz Spectrum Analyzer Linley Gumm Bob Bales Russell Brown George Maney Carlos Beeck James Wolf Dave Shores Philip Snow Wesley Hayward Jack Reynolds Steve Morton Don Kirkpatrick Dennis Smith Al Huegli 1978

Components by Don Kirkpatrick

Model Class Description Designers Used in
155-0157-00 Monolithic integrated circuit digital storage vertical control Don Kirkpatrick 7L5 7L14 7L18 491 492 492A 492BP 492PGM 494 494A 495 496 497P
155-0158-00 Monolithic integrated circuit digital storage horizontal control Don Kirkpatrick 7L5 7L14 7L18 491 492 492A 492BP 492PGM 494 494A 495 496 497P

Patents by Donald C. Kirkpatrick

Page Office Number Title Inventors Company Filing date Grant date
Patent US 4740891A US 4740891A Asynchronous state machine Donald C. Kirkpatrick Tektronix Inc 1985-05-06 1988-04-26
Patent US 4752928A US 4752928A Transaction analyzer David D. Chapman Donald C. Kirkpatrick Tektronix Inc 1985-05-06 1988-06-21