DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
|Date of introduction:||November, 1984||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||Display size:||8|
|Size:||6.6" x 4.2" x 0.75"|
|Weight:||6.9 ounces||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||n.a.||Date of manufacture:||mth 12 year 1984|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Japan|
|Precision:||8||Integrated circuits:||Toshiba T6918U|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
It looks like an oversized pocket calculator, it feels like an oversized calculator, it is the Canon KS-8. Nevertheless the styling is nice, from a desktop calculator we expected in 1984 more that 8 digits calculating capacity. Compare the KS-8 with e.g. the TI-5112, TI-5020, and TI-5100 II. All three models provided 10 or even 12 digits displays.
the KS-8 is a pleasure. It looks inside like an oversized pocket calculator,
too. The solar cells and the display cover the remaining electronics.
The huge LC-Display hides a tiny Toshiba T6918U single chip calculating circuit.
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