Tektronix 7B71 200MHz Time Base - Delaying Sweep

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$685 (1969)
$725 (1973)
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  • Triggering to 200MHz
  • Calibrated 20ns/div to 5s/div in 26 steps
  • 2ns/div with 10x Magnifier

    The 7B70 and 7B71 are horizontal TIME-BASE units intended primarily for use with the 7700-FAMILY mainframes to provide bandwidth/sweep speed compatibility. However, the 7B70 and 7B71 may be used in any 7000-Series mainframe. They are identical units except in two particulars. In combination, they provide a delaying-sweep mode of operation; the 7B71 being the DELAYING SWEEP and the 7B70 the DELAYED SWEEP. The 7B70 also has a horizontal amplifier input for uncalibrated X-axis deflection from an external source.

    The calibrated TIME/DIV range is from 2 ns/div to 5 s/div. The 2 ns/div rate, obtained with the X10 MAGNIFIER, complements the realtime capability of the 7700-FAMILY vertical systems.

    Triggering control is very flexible with 12 push-button positions to program MODE, method of COUPLING, and SOURCE. For routine applications, hands-off triggering is accomplished by actuating the three upper-most push-button switches: INT source, AC COUPLING, and P-P AUTO MODE which is the most generally used combination. The new P-P AUTO MODE provides a baseline trace in the absence of a signal and a triggered trace at any position of the LEVEL/SLOPE control when a signal of 0.5 div or greater is present. Except for the selection of + or - SLOPE this mode is completely automatic. The other triggering positions are useful for specific applications.

    The triggering frequency range is from DC to 200 MHz, selectable within that range by the method of COUPLING. AC LF REJ attenuates undesirable trigger components below 30 kHz (60 Hz would be almost totally rejected); AC HF REJ attenuates high-frequency components (above 50 kHz) which can cause triggering problems during low-frequency applications. SINGLE-SWEEP functions with lighted READY indicators and manual reset are associated with the trigger MODE controls.

    For delaying-sweep operation, the 7B71 (occupying the A horizontal channel) contains the DELAY TIME MULTIPLIER and control circuitry to release the 7B70 DELAYED SWEEP (B horizontal channel) at a predetermined point during the delaying sweep. After release, the delayed sweep can be programmed to begin immediately or wait for the next trigger event.

    Both units can be used singly in all 7000-Series mainframes, or in combination to add the delaying-sweep function. Independent dual-sweep operation is possible only in mainframes with two horizontal amplifers using CHOP or ALT modes.

    (excerpts from 1969 and 1973 Tektronix Catalogs>



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    $685 (1969)
    $725 (1973)
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