DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
|Date of introduction:||1974||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||Display size:||8|
|Size:||7.0" x 4.4" x 1.6"|
|Weight:||12.8 ounces||Serial No:||4526201|
|Batteries:||4*AA||Date of manufacture:||year 1974|
|AC-Adapter:||EL-81||Origin of manufacture:||Japan|
|Precision:||Integrated circuits:||NEC uPD224|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
Sharp Electronics Corporation introduced May 15, 1973 with the EL-805 the first calculator using a LCD display.
This EL-808 used the same type of Sharp's unique silver-colored COS-LCD display in a desktop style calculator. These early COS-LCD's needed always a flap above the display to protect it against ambient light.
simple but robust construction of the EL-808 traces back to the EL-811
and EL-8102 calculators introduced in 1971 resp.
Compared with the above mentioned calculators the electronics was greatly reduced and fitted on a small part of the printed circuit board (PCB). The remaining place is occupied by the keyboard.
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© Joerg Woerner, October 23, 2002. No reprints without written permission.