DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Canon Palmtronic LD-8Ms a.k.a. Palmtronic 8Ms
|Date of introduction:||February 1977||Display technology:||Fluorescent|
|New price:||Display size:||8|
|Size:||5.0" x 2.7" x 0.55"|
|Weight:||2.8 ounces||Serial No:||605809|
|Batteries:||2*AAA or NiCd Pack-4||Date of manufacture:||year 1977|
|AC-Adapter:||AD-2||Origin of manufacture:||Japan|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
The Canon Palmtronic 8Ms, also known as LD-8Ms, followed the LD-8M3 and uses a much smaller housing similar to the LC-8M with a yellow LC-Display.
engineers at Canon used some tricks to achieve an overall thickness of only 0.55".
The calculator chip, a TMS1042 based on the TMS1000
Microcomputer family, is soldered with bended pins on the printed circuit
board and the green VF-Display uses straight pins.
The Palmtronic 8s used a similar housing but lacks the memory, while the Palmtronic 8Rs squeezes even the memory into a smaller housing.
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© Joerg Woerner, November 19, 2002. No reprints without written permission.