Canon F-63

Date of introduction:  year 1980 Display technology:  LCD
New price:   Display size:  10 (8 + 2)
Size:  3.5" x 5.6" x 0.25"
 89 x 141 x 6.5 mm3
Weight:  3.4 ounces, 96 grams Serial No:  215164
Batteries:  CR2032 Date of manufacture:  year 1980
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Japan
Precision:  11 Integrated circuits:  Toshiba T3801S
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

F-63_BACK.jpg (397360 Byte)The Canon card F-63 Scientific/Statistical calculator was introduced together with the F-72 in 1980. Both calculators sport a total of 59 keys compared with the 40 to 45 keys of similar products.  

F-63_PCB.jpg (431669 Byte)Dismantling the Canon card F-63 is time consuming, we noticed more than 20 tiny screws. 

F-63_PCB1.jpg (567767 Byte)This Canon card F-63 was manufactured end of 1980 and is centered around a Toshiba T3801S single-chip calculator circuit.

Mike Sebastian's "Calculator forensics" reveals for the Toshiba T3801S chip a fairly good result of 9.0000278593, known from later calculators, e.g. the Toshiba SLC-8310, TI-35 Solar and even the first generation of the TI-30 Galaxy introduced in 1984.

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Joerg Woerner, January 17, 2010. No reprints without written permission.