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Encyclopedia > IBM 740

The IBM 740 CRT Recorder was announced in 1954 and used with the IBM 701, IBM 704, and IBM 709 computers to draw vector graphics images on 35 mm photographic film (i.e. microfilm). The 740 film recorder contained digital to analog converters and a 7 inch, high precision, electrostatic CRT. The raster size was 1024 by 1024, but only 256 resolved spots could be displayed on an axis line. The CRT used a short persistence P11 phosphor. Film was stored in a magazine that could hold up to 100 feet and could be advanced under computer control. ASA 200 speed film was recommended.


The IBM 780 CRT Display was a monitor that could be attached to the 740 and mirror to an operator what was being drawn on 740's CRT. The 780 had a 21 inch CRT with a long persistence (2 second, nominal) P7 phosphor.


For a more evolved IBM graphics system see IBM 2250.


Reference

IBM 709 Data Processing System, Form A22-6501-0, 1958.


External links

  • IBM Archive article about the 740 (http://www-1.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/701/701_1415bx40.html)
  • CRT Phosphor Characteristics (http://www.reprise.com/host/tektronix/reference/phosphor1.asp)

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IBM 740 - Definition, explanation (186 words)
The IBM 740 CRT Recorder was announced in 1954 and used with the IBM 701, IBM 704, and IBM 709 computers to draw vector graphics images on 35 mm photographic film (i.e.
The 740 film recorder contained digital to analog converters and a 7 inch, high precision, electrostatic CRT.
The IBM 780 CRT Display was a monitor that could be attached to the 740 and mirror to an operator what was being drawn on 740's CRT.
IBM 740 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (189 words)
The IBM 740 CRT Recorder was announced in 1954 and used with the IBM 701, IBM 704, and IBM 709 computers to draw vector graphics images on 35 mm photographic film (i.e.
The 740 film recorder contained digital to analog converters and a 7 inch, high precision, electrostatic CRT.
The IBM 780 CRT Display was a monitor that could be attached to the 740 and mirror to an operator what was being drawn on 740's CRT.
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