DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
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|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
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.
Don't miss the Texas Instruments TI-1889 and the Converter.
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© Joerg Woerner, May 4, 2003. No reprints without written permission.