Sharp PC-1403

The Sharp PC-1403 was a small scientific calculator and pocket computer manufactured by Sharp. It was the successor of the Sharp PC-1401, and had better display, more RAM and better system software.

CPU: Hitachi SC61860 (8 bit CMOS) 768 kHz

Memory: 8KB RAM (6863 bytes available), 72KB ROM; 32KB RAM in PC-1403H model

Display: Monochrome LCD 1 line with 24 5×7 characters

Power: 6V DC - 2 × CR2032, 0.03W

Connector (11 pins) for external devices

Integrated speaker (4kHz beep only)

Contrast adjustment wheel

Software: Simple BASIC interpreter; calculator mode

Manufacturing started in 1986

Calculations could be performed in two modes CALulator and RUN. In the former the PC-1403 would behave like a normal scientific calculator at the time with formulas entered in algebraic logic or in RUN mode BASIC statements could be entered for immediate execution and print out. The later was similar to the Direct algebraic logic employed by modern calculators.

The programming model employed was Unstructured BASIC for which the PC-1403 distinguished between RUN and PROgram mode. The later being used to enter and edit program and the former being used to execute them.

Manufacturer: Sharp
Date: 1986

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH14747. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

Sharp PC-1403


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