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Canon LE-80R

Date of introduction:  July 1973 Display technology:  LED-stick
New price:  $119.95, DM 398.00 Display size:  8
Size:  5.7" x 3.2" x 1.4"
 146 x 81 x 35 mm3
   
Weight:  8.5 ounces, 242 grams Serial No:  110713
Batteries:  4*NiCd or Alkaline AA Date of manufacture:  mth 09 year 1973
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Japan
Precision:  8  Integrated circuits:  TMS0126 
Memories:      
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

LE-80R_BACK.jpg (365116 Byte)The Canon LE-80R is one of the successors of the LE-10 calculator introduced one year earlier. 

There are two more members in the LE-80 family:

LE-80 without the square-root function
LE-80M with an additional memory

The analogue battery meter introduced with the LE-10 gives you still the remaining operation time of calculator. 

LE-80R_PCB.jpg (74496 Byte)Dismantling this Canon LE-80R manufactured in October 1973 reveals a printed circuit board (PCB) more or less identical with the LE-80. Main difference is the calculator circuit, we located the TMS0126 instead the TMS0101. 

LE-80R_IC.jpg (121791 Byte)The TMS0126 "calculator-on-a-chip" is similiar to the TMS0120 developed for the SR-10 and introduced only a few months earlier. Don't miss the Casio ROOT-8S sporting the TMS0126, too.

The housing of the LE-80R calculator was used with the original LE-80 and the later LE-82.

The next pocket calculators in Canon's line were the LE-81, LE-83, LE-84 and LE-85.

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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If you have additions to the above article please email: joerg@datamath.org.

Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.