Canon LE-80

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
Precision:  8  Integrated circuits:  TMS0101
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

The 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 Instruments.

LE-80_PCB.jpg (72138 Byte)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.