Canon Canola MD 810

Date of introduction:  1977 Display technology:  Fluorescent
New price:   Display size:  8 + 8
Size:  6.2" x 3.0" x 0.8"  
Weight:  5.4 ounces Serial No:  783290
Batteries:  3*AA Date of manufacture:  year 1979
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Japan
Precision:  8  Integrated circuits:  TMC1079
Memories:  1 Displays:  Futaba 20-ST-22
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

The Canon Canola MD 810 was introduced already in 1977 together with its pocket sized sibling MULTI 8 and features a two-line display, too.

The lower display is the usual working display while the upper line shows the memory content or intermediate results.
MD-810_PCB.jpg (50760 Byte)The innovative electronics inside the MD 810 is based on the TMS1070, a member of the TMS1000 Microcomputer family designed to directly interface with low-voltage VFDs up to 35 Volts. The TMC1079 found inside the MD 810 traces back to the chip used with the TI-2550-II

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Joerg Woerner, September 20, 2003. No reprints without written permission.