DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Homeland 8105 by Toshiba
|Date of introduction:||1976||Display technology:||Fluorescent|
|New price:||Display size:||8|
|Size:||5.4" x 3.0" x 0.8"|
|Weight:||3.5 ounces||Serial No:||F011292|
|Batteries:||2*AA||Date of manufacture:||year 1976|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Japan|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., Ltd., better known as Toshiba - the official name since 1978 - introduced early in their history the Homeland brand.
This Homeland 8105 is a typical Japanese calculator using a
green VF-Display (Vacuum Fluorescent Display), a solid keyboard and a somewhat boring
Dismantling the Homeland 8105 reveals with the TMS1071 the first first use of the TMS1070, a modification of the original TMS1000 LSI MOS chip to directly interface with low-voltage VFDs up to 35 Volts. We know it already from the TI-2550 II introduced in 1975. The TMS1070 was soon replaced with the TMS1040 Product Portfolio and Toshiba introduced the model Homland 8109.
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© Joerg Woerner, February 29, 2004. No reprints without written permission.