Canon Canola L800

Date of introduction:  1973 Display technology:  Panaplex
New price:   Display size:  8
Size:  8.0" x 6.5" x 2.6"     
Weight:  2 pounds 15 ounces Serial No:  317232
Batteries:  n.a. Date of manufacture:  year 1973
AC-Adapter:  220V Origin of manufacture:  Japan
Precision:  8  Integrated circuits:  TMS0105 
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

The Canon Canola L800 was introduced short time after the first desktop calculator manufactured by Texas Instruments - the TI-3000

L800_IC.jpg (62536 Byte)The L800 was the first Canon desktop calculator using the TMS0105 single-chip calculator chip. Within roughly 12 month the brain of a desktop calculator was reduced from four (L100) chips to two (L100A) chips and to a single chip (L100S). This L800 fits the whole electronics of the L100S in the smaller housing of the L100A.

L800_DISP.jpg (26817 Byte)The display found in the L800 is similar to the Panaplex style found in the early desktop calculators manufactured by Texas Instruments.
The Hitachi display module uses white ceramics instead the glass construction of the Panaplex™ manufactured by Burroughs.

Don't miss the L1210 driving a 12-digit Hitachi Display module.

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© Joerg Woerner, February 3, 2002. No reprints without written permission.