Jerry Shannon

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Jerry Shannon (Tekscope V.14 No.1, March 1982)

Jerry Shannon (? – d. 2013-02-08) was at Tek 27+ years.

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He led the group developing the 5000-series scopes, see Introduction to the 5000-Series Oscilloscopes: History.

According to Tekscope V.14 No.1, March 1982,

Jerry Shannon is an innovator of products that provide more measurement capability at lower cost.

Prior to proposing development of the 2200 Series of portable oscilloscopes, Jerry was responsible for development of two other major product families at Tek – the TM500 Series of modular instruments and the 5000 Series of low-cost plug-in oscilloscopes.

When he isn't busy figuring out new ways to do more with less, Jerry enjoys flying and camping.

Documents Authored by Jerry Shannon

Document Page Class Title Author(s) Year Refers to
Service Scope 52 Oct 1968.pdf 10 Article A Wide Choice of Pulses Jerry Shannon 1968 115
Tekscope 1971 V3 N2.pdf 2 Article The Low-Frequency Oscilloscope Goes Plug-in Jerry Shannon Ahne Oosterhof 1971 5103N D10 D11 D12 D13 5110 5111 5112 5113 5A24N 5A23N 5B13N 5A15N 5A18N 5A20N 5A21N 5B10N 5B12N C-5
Tekscope 1982 V14 N1.pdf 3 Article Designing a New Price/Performance Standard for Portable Oscilloscopes Jerry Shannon 1982 2213 2215

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Patents by Jerry Shannon


Dennis Tillman said:

Jerry Shannon drove the costs out of the TM500 plugins like Madman Muntz did for TVs in the 1940s and 1950s. When Jerry was finished squeezing the last nickel from the TM500 there was nothing on the rear of it holding it together. Sometimes it was shaped like a parallelogram instead of a rectangle in the back. The TM500 plugins exuded cheapness. Fortunately the TM5000 plugins reclaimed some of the quality that disappeared from the TM500 plugins. In addition the quality and capability of the newly announced TM5000 plugins improved steadily over time. With GPIB capability across the entire TM5000 series it was finally possible to build unique hybrid instruments from combinations of various plugins and completely automate the entire hybrid instrument.