DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
|Date of introduction:||1977||Display technology:||LED-stick|
|New price:||$197.50||Display size:||12|
|Size:|| 5.9" x 3.2" x
150 x 81 x 39 mm3
|Weight:||8.0 ounces, 227 grams||Serial No:||SC64639|
|Batteries:||3*AA NiCd||Date of manufacture:||year 1979|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||USA|
|Precision:||8||Integrated circuits:|| MM5782, MM57129,
ITC1200, ITC1210, ITC4800, 2*ITC5028
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
navtronic 16 flight computer was developed by Specialized Electronics Corporation
(SEC) and introduced 14 LED-indicators to prompt the individual entry values.
The navtronic 16 was soon replaced with the navtronic 1701
adding a protection to the indicators on the keyboard panel.
Dismantling this navtronic 16 manufactured early in 1979 reveals a design based on a National Semiconductor Chip-Set MM5782 and MM57129 surrounded by some unknown chips with ITCxxx designation.
If we trace back in the history of electronic flight computers we discover: The Commodore N 60, the Heathkit OCW-1401 and this navtronic 16. All were introduced between 1976 and 1978, more than two years before the Jeppesen Sanderson avstar based on a Texas Instruments TI-35 appeared.
In 1983 Specialized Electronics Corporation (SEC) developed with the two Navigator and Explorer enhanced flight computers.
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© Joerg Woerner, May 23, 2002. No reprints without written permission.