Radio Shack EC-496

Date of introduction:  September 30, 1978 Display technology:  yellow LCD
New price:  $39.95 Display size:  8+2
Size:  5.1" x 2.7" x 0.35"    
Weight:  2.5  ounces Serial No:  
Batteries:  2*LR44 Date of manufacture:  year 1978
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Taiwan
Precision:  8 Integrated circuits:  Toshiba T3636
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Mike Sebastian

EC-496_PCB.jpg (75068 Byte)This Radio Shack EC-496 is an OEM product of the APF Mark 8501 and uses the first single-chip scientifical calculator IC developed by Toshiba. The orginal design with this chip was introduced already in 1977 with the Toshiba SLC-8300.

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Joerg Woerner, July 22, 2002. No reprints without written permission.