The 7912 high speed digitizer was introduced in September 1973 and achieved a bandwidth of 500 MHz with a 7A19 vertical amplifier plug-in and 1 GHz bandwidth by accessing the CRT deflection plates directly with a 7A21N plug-in.  This description of the R7912 is from the August 2012 issue of the Tektronix Retirees News.

The 7912 is described in the November-December 1973 issue of Tekscope.  Click on the image to view the PDF.


The 7912AD was introduced 5 years later in 1978 and add programmability to the 7912, specifically full programmability of measurement parameters, full implementation of GPIB, and on-board signal processing.  The capabilities of the R7912AD are described in this Vol 11 No 1 1979 issue of Tekscope.

This August 1977 brochure details the 7912AD Waveform Digitizer.  Click on the image to view the PDF.

The museum has a 7912AD on display with a 7A29 vertical and 7B85 horizontal plug-in driven by a Type 107 Square-Wave Generator with a 3 mµSec (e.g. 3 nS) rise time.

The museum also has a 7912 scan converter CRT on display.

The 7612AD was a lower cost, lower performance 80 MHz waveform digitizer introduced in 1980.  Click on the image to view the PDF.