DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Canon LC-1 a.k.a Palmtronic LC
|Date of introduction:||1976||Display technology:||LCD (yellow)|
|New price:||DM 69.00||Display size:||8|
|Size:|| 4.5" x 2.6" x
113 x 65 x 11 mm3
|Weight:||2.4 ounces, 68 grams||Serial No:||511365|
|Batteries:||2*LR44 or PACK-3||Date of manufacture:||mth 12 year 1976|
|AC-Adapter:||AD3||Origin of manufacture:||Japan|
|Precision:||8||Integrated circuits:||Hitachi HD42200|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
Canon entered with the Palmtronic LC already in 1976 the market of LCD calculators and was about 6 month ahead the first Texas Instruments TI-1750.
internal construction of the Palmtronic LC uses a huge calculator chip in a
42-pin plastic housing from Hitachi. The remaining electronic look really
complex for such a small calculator, it includes even a charger for the optional
NiCd battery-pack. The later TI-1750 removed most components like the LC-8M
In later redesigns both the internal electronics and the LC-display were changed. Don't miss the second LC-1, the LC-2, LC-3, LC-4, LC-5, LC-6 and a later LS-6.
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© Joerg Woerner, December 7, 2002. No reprints without written permission.