Olympia HIT 2000

Date of introduction:  1977 Display technology:  2 LCD (yellow)
New price:   Display size:  8
Size:  5.3" x 2.8" x 0.45"
 134 x 72 x 11 mm3
Weight:  3.2 ounces, 92 grams Serial No:  15569
Batteries:  4*LR44 Date of manufacture:  year 1978
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Japan
Precision:  8  Integrated circuits:  NEC uPD877G, ?
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

Olympia Werke was founded in 1903 in Germany to develop and manufacture typewriters - please remember the famous "Mignon". Early in the Seventies Olympia partnered with Matsushita (Panasonic) to stay competitive on the difficult market of electronic calculators before operations were ceased in 1991.

This HIT 2000 marks one of the earliest combinations of a calculator and clock in a portable housing and precedes Toshiba's LC-831W by a few month.

Dismantling this Olympia HIT 2000 manufactured early in 1978 in Japan reveals two printed circuit board (PCB) with one integrated circuit, each.

The bigger one - a NEC uPD877G - includes the complete calculator functions, the smaller one - unfortunately without designation - is connected only to the small clock display, an quartz oscillator and some small components.


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Joerg Woerner, June 17, 2017. No reprints without written permission.