Ron Peltola

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Ronald Wayne Peltola (b. 1938 – ?) is a retired Tektronix engineer. He joined Tektronix in 1961.

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In 1973 he was one of first members of the development team for a Digital Network Analyzer called DNA. Other people in the team were Dave Armstrong, Bill Randle, Norm Kerth, Glenn Bateman, Bill Trent, Ellis DuPuy and Dave Hendry. Don Smith and Elvin Gudmumdsen would do the mechanical design. In May 1977 the project was officially cancelled. The device never hit the market. This was the first application of microprocessors at Tektronix - the Intel 4040 and the Motorola Bit-slice processor. This was the first all-digital front panel and display used in an instrument.[1]


Documents Authored by Ron Peltola

Document Page Class Title Author(s) Year Refers to
Tekscope 1973 V5 N2 Mar 1973.pdf 10 Article Preserving Scope Bandwidth and Sensitivity Ron Peltola 1973 P6201

Products by Ron Peltola

Manufacturer Model Description Designers Introduced
Tektronix 7A11 250 MHz FET-probe amplifier John Addis Ron Peltola Glenn Bateman 1969
Tektronix 485 350 MHz portable scope John Addis Wink Gross Gene Andrews Glenn Bateman Ron Peltola Bob Firth Murlan Kaufman Bob White Keith Taylor Dick Troberg 1972

Components by Ron Peltola

Patents by Ron Peltola

Page Office Number Title Inventors Company Filing date Grant date
Patent US 3710270A US 3710270A Linear gain control John Addis Ron Peltola Tektronix Inc 1970-07-28 1973-01-09
Patent US 3742425A US 3742425A Coaxial cable connector for circuit board Ron Peltola Richard F Guarnero Tektronix Inc 1970-12-07 1973-06-26
Patent US 3879103A US 3879103A Coaxial cable connector for circuit board Ron Peltola Richard F Guarnero Tektronix Inc 1973-03-19 1975-04-22
Patent US 3906344A US 3906344A Oscilloscope having selectable input impedances John Addis Ron Peltola Tektronix Inc 1974-04-04 1975-09-16