HP 1980A/B, First Digital Oscilloscope
Today, the 1980 is 30 years old. In retrospect, with Zvonko's humour and modesty, these fond memories somewhat minimize the extraordinary performance that the conception of such an instrument could represent at that time. The technological innovations integrated into the 1980 have marked the definitive transition from the analog oscilloscope to the digital oscilloscope. The major part of these concepts which govern the architecture of today's oscilloscope have been invented by the teams who developed the HP 1980.