Specifications for Wang 462

Manufacturer: Wang Laboratories
Model Number: 462-0
Serial Number: DE 1198
Date of Manufacture: February, 1973 (per factory QC label)
Manufactured In: USA, Tewksbury, Massachusetts
Original Price: Unknown
Weight: 10 3/4 Pounds
Size: 10-1/2" Wide, 13-1/4" Deep, 5-1/4" High
Power Requirement: 65 Watts, 115VAC, 50-60Hz
Display Technology: Burroughs Panaplex Planar Gas-Discharge Display
9-Segment Rendition, 16 Display Positions
Logic Technology: TTL Small and Medium-Scale Integrated Circuits (71 Total)
2K-bit of RAM, using 8 Intel 1101A 256x1 Static RAM devices (-0 Option)
40K Microcode ROM on 8 Electronic Arrays Mask Programmed ROM devices
Digits of Capacity: 13 significant digits plus sign
2 digits plus sign for exponent
10 significant digits in mantissa
Decimal Modes: Full floating or scientific notation
Arithmetic Logic: Unusual Arithmetic Architecture - See Exhibit
Math Functions: Four Function (Dual Accumulators)
Reciprocal, Square Root, ax,
Basee logarithm and ex
Call constant of Pi to the display
Advanced Statistical Functions including data entry, mean, median, standard deviation,
Poisson Distribution, Matrix Inversion, ANOVA, and others
Constant: Available for Multiplication and Division
Memories: 16 Full Function (+,-,×,÷,store,recall, grand total) Memory Registers
Programmable: Yes, Learn-Mode, Stored Program
MARK/SEARCH, and (as yet unidentified) conditional branching
Option 0 (Base Unit) 64 Steps of Program Memory
Option 1 (Expanded Memory) 320 Steps of Program Memory
Peripherals: Unknown
Performance: Multiply/Divide: 20mS
(Mfg. Stated) Base 10 Log: 120mS
Base e Log: 120mS
Square Root: 200mS
ax: 300mS
10x: 120mS
Reciprocal: 30mS
Factorial: 50mS - 700mS
Integer: 1mS

Tech Notes: Wang IC Part Number Listing
Tech Notes: Wang 400-Series Program Code Listing

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Reading: "Lessons, an Autobiography"
Author: Dr. an Wang with Eugene Linden
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
First Printing: August, 1986
ISBN: 0-201-09400-2

"Riding the Runaway Horse: The Rise and Decline of Wang Laboratories"
Author: Charles C. Kenney
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
First Printing: 1992
ISBN: 0-316-48919-0

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