Toshiba BC-8018

Date of introduction:  1977 Display technology:  Fluorescent
New price:   Display size:  8
Size:  5.6" x 2.9" x 0.8"    
Weight:  3.7 ounces Serial No:  207191
Batteries:  2*AA Date of manufacture:  year 1978
AC-Adapter:  BH-115 (110V) or
 BH-116 (220V)
Origin of manufacture:  Japan
Precision:  8 Integrated circuits:  NEC uPD1802C
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

BC-8018_PCB.jpg (38345 Byte)This Toshiba BC-8018 carries a famous name but is otherwise not very exciting. 

Dismantling the BC-8018 reveals a printed circuit board (PCB) borrowed from the BC-8111 but populated with a NEC uPD1802C calculator chip. The more obvious difference between the calculators is the missing 4-key memory in the upper row of the keyboard.

The later BC-8018B uses the TMS1045 single-chip calculator circuit manufactured by Texas Instruments.


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Joerg Woerner, February 27, 2004. No reprints without written permission.