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Wavetek Corporation; San Diego (CA)

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Name: Wavetek Corporation; San Diego (CA)    (USA)  
Abbreviation: wavetek
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Wavetek Corporation, 9045 Balboa Ave., San Diego CA, 92123 USA

Founded: 1962

Wavetek, 8159 Engineer Road, San Diego, California 92111:
Wavetek Corporation, San Diego, CA, was founded in 1962. Wavetek was a privately owned designer, manufacturer, and distributor of a broad range of electronic test instruments, with a primary focus on application-specific instruments for testing voice, video and data communications equipment and networks. For its fiscal year ended September 30,1997, Wavetek had worldwide revenue of $155 million with operating income and profit of $20.5 million.

After Dr. Terence J. Gooding acquire Wavetek in 1991, and prior to the consummation of the Exchange Transaction, Wavetek completed the adquisition of the instrumentation products division of Beckman Industrial in 1992.

On September 30, 1998, San Diego-based Wavetek Corp. was being merged into Wandel & Goltermann Management Holding GmbH. Wandel & Goltermann, a privately owned company based in Eningen, Germany, is a leading provider of communications test solutions for the data communications and telecommunications markets with technology focuses in analog and digital telephony, ISDN, enterprise networks, signaling systems, quality of service test and fiber optics. For its fiscal year ended September 30, 1997, the company reported worldwide revenue of 474 million DM with operating income and net income of 37.1 million DM.

Wavetek later became the name of Willtek Communications GmbH or was merged or stripped. Names like Fluke, Idealindustries and Pro-Nova are involved. Yokogawa Electric Corporation, in a bid to penetrate deeper into the communications test and measurement market, has entered into a capital tie-up with Wavetek Corporation. 

Gründung und Wachstum: Seit Juli 2005 ist Willtek Communications eine 100 %ige Tochtergesellschaft der Wireless Telecom Group, Inc. Willtek Communications entstand im Mai 2002 nach einem Management-Buyout aus der Wireless Instruments Operation (WIO), dem Mobilfunk-Geschäftsbereich von Acterna. Doch reichen die Wurzeln des Unternehmens bis in das Jahr 1957 zurück. Firmen wie Solartron, Schlumberger, Wavetek, Wavetek Wandel Goltermann und Acterna sind Firmen in diesem Verbund gewesen oder noch versammelt.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  70 Sweep/Signal Generator 1001-112   Freguency range 0-300 MHz. OP max +13 dBm. Including marker generator. Sweep Width 30kH... 
USA  69 Function generator 130   Function generator for generating sine, square and triangle waves up to 20 Vpp between 0.2... 
USA  70 Sweep/Signal Generator 1002   Freguency range 1-500 MHz. OP max +13 dBm. Including marker generator. Sweep Width 500kHz-... 
USA  69 Function Generator 30   The Funktion Ggenerator Model 30 from Wavetec has 3 linear and log ranges and modes: dial,... 
USA  78 50 MHz Pulse/Function Generator 166   0.0001Hz - 50MHz 30V peak-to-peak output lin/log sweep and AM and FM sine distortion: l... 
USA  80 Function Generator 182A   Sine, triangle and square waveforms plus dc voltage 0.004 Hz - 4 MHz in 7 overlapping de... 
USA  80 20MHz Function/Pulse Generator 145   Sine, square, triangleTTL outputcontinuous, triggered and gated functionFrequency range: 0... 
USA  82 Synthesizer/Function Generator 171   Signal forms: sine, triangle, squareFrequ ranges: 0.1Hz-2Hz, 0.1Hz-20Hz, 0.2Hz-200Hz, 0.2H... 
USA  71 Sweep Generator 134   Waveforms: sine, square, triangle and sawtooth. 0.2Hz to 2MHz in six ranges. 
USA  90 Signal Generator 2407   Frequency Range: 10 kHz to 550 MHzResolution: 10 HzStability: 5 ppmRF Output: +3 to 127 dB... 
USA  81 Sweep Generator 1MHz-1GHz 1080   Sweep-Generator mit Digitalfrequenzanzeige. 
USA  78 Sweep Generator 186 5 MHz LIN LOG Series 180   Wavetek 5 MHz LIN LOG Sweep Generator 180 Series 186; 100 μHz - 5 MHz. 


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