Hardware Revisions

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This page contains information about the four known hardware revisions used on the Prizm. The hardware goes by the internal name of LY755 (the ClassPad model fx-CP400, which shares the same CPU, goes by the internal name of LY777).

Hardware revisions are mostly the same between fx-CG 10 and fx-CG 20 models. In all the hardware revisions, the only differences between the models, and apart from any PCB inscriptions, are:

  • Two bytes in the bootloader area of the Flash. The OS checks these bytes to modify its behavior, enabling fx-CG 20 features selectively.
  • The fx-CG 20 with hardware revision 001V03 contains a different LCD controller that makes the screen white cooler when compared to a fx-CG 10 of the same revision. More information can be found on the relevant section of the Display article.

001V01 #

(Did this one really exist, and if yes, did it even make its way to consumers?)

001V02 #

Introduced in production lines in September 2010. Probably the first hardware revision available to consumers.

001V03 #

Introduced in production lines in October 2010 or before.

Changes from previous version:

  • Small black component near the keyboard / battery board connector that is probably a capacitor.
  • New LCD controller 3A36-2.

001V04 #

Introduced in production lines in March 2013 or before.

Changes from previous version:

  • Use of Macronix Flash chip;
  • Different MPU oscillator;
  • Differences near the USB and 3-pin ports - the grounds are now directly connected;
  • New LCD controller 3A36B-1.

Calculators with this hardware revision appear to take approximately one second longer to boot.