DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
|Date of introduction:||1972||Display technology:||LED-modules|
|New price:||DM 398.00||Display size:||8|
|Size:|| 5.7" x 3.3" x 1.4"
147 x 83 x 35 mm3
|Weight:||8.6 ounces, 245 grams||Serial No:||531983|
|Batteries:||4*NiCd AA or 4*AA Alkaline||Date of manufacture:||mth 03 year 1973|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Japan|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
Canon LE-80 was the successor of the Canon LE-10 and
marked with the TMS0101 Canon's first use
of a single-chip calculator circuit manufactured by Texas
The TMS0101 "calculator-on-a-chip" was an MOS integrated circuit announced by TI in September 17, 1971. Read the original press release here.
The LE-80 still uses an analogue battery meter to give you the remaining operation time of the rechargeable battery pack.
Later LE-80 models added either the square-root function (LE-80R) or a memory (LE-80M). the LE-82 fits into this line and added a percentage key.
With the LE-81 Canon introduced a very odd calculator.
In 1974 Canon introduced with the LD-80 their first pocket calculator with the green VF-Display (Vacuum Fluorescent) and stopped the LE-series.
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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.