DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
|Date of introduction:||August 1974||Display technology:||LED-stick|
|New price:||$24-95 (1975)||Display size:||8|
|Size:|| 6.1" x 2.9" x 1.0"
154 x 74 x 25 mm3
|Weight:||5.0 ounces, 142 grams||Serial No:||846436|
|Batteries:||4*AA||Date of manufacture:||year 1974|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Japan|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Peter Muckermann|
The Canon LE-84 uses the TMS0801 calculator chip instead of the TMS0101 used in the earlier LE-83.
From the technology the LE-84 is similar to the TI-1500
introduced by TI same time.
The LE-84 and its sibling LE-85 were the last pocket calculators in Canonís line using the red LED display. The display of the pictured calculator was manufactured by Antex and provided by Amcon, Canon's subsidiary situated in Silicon Valley, California.
The next calculator generation introduced with the LD-80 the green VF-Display (Vacuum Fluorescent). Main advantage of this technology was that time both lower power consumption and cheaper purchase price.
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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.