Specifications for Wang C-52

Manufacturer: Wang Laboratories
Model Number: C-52 Advanced Scientist
Serial Number: DJ 1854
Date of Manufacture: Mid-1973
Manufactured In: USA, Tewksbury, Massachusetts
Original Price: Unknown
Weight: 10 Pounds
Size: 10-1/2" Wide, 13-1/4" Deep, 4-3/4" High
Power Requirement: 45 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)
1K-bit of RAM, using 4 Intel 1101A 256x1 Static RAM devices
30K Microcode ROM on 6 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)
Trig and Inverse Trig Functions (Sin, Cos, Tan)
Degree/Radian Conversion
Square Root, Square, Reciprocal,
ex, 10x, Base e and Base 10 Logarithms
Constant: Available for Multiplication and Division
Memories: 16 Store/Recall Memory Registers
Programmable: Via Model 10 Mark Sense Card Reader
Peripherals: Model 10 Mark Sense Card Reader

Tech Notes

Previous Machine: Wang 600
Next Machine: MITS 7440

Related Machine: Wang 462
Wang 600
Wang 720C
Wang 360E
Wang 360SE
Wang LOCI-2

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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