Canon card FC-42

Date of introduction:  year 1980 Display technology:  LCD
New price:   Display size:  8
Size:  4.7" x 2.8" x 0.3"
 120 x 70 x 8 mm3
Weight:  2.3 ounces, 65 grams Serial No:  374076
Batteries:  2*LR44 Date of manufacture:  mth 10 year 1980
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Japan
Precision:   Integrated circuits:  Toshiba T3808 
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

FC-42_IC.jpg (51672 Byte)This Canon FC-42 started with its "sibling" Toshiba LC-838 a long line of Metric Converter calculators based on Integrated Circuits (IC's) developed by Toshiba. Canon introduced already in 1974 with the FC-80 their first metric conversion product with a LED display based on a calculator chip developed by Hitachi.

The FC-43 added some more conversion constants in the same housing, the FC-32 uses a bigger housing to
accommodate 2 huge AA-sized batteries, while the FC-52 fitted the technology into a credit-card sized housing. Later we got with the FC-82 a novel two-line display.

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Joerg Woerner, May 4, 2003. No reprints without written permission.