Original specs/details

Full Name IBM MICRO CADAM Lighted Program Function Keyboard
Part NumberPart Number
The number used to describe this keyboard's specific release; usually specific for a target region, language or SKU, etc.
A designation from my own type naming scheme used to categorise this keyboard with or from others by their common features and market intent but may/may not be derived from official names.
Lighted Program Function Keyboard
The name of the known switching mechanism that lies under this keyboard's keys.
Alps SKCL "Yellow" w/ Green LED
Original KeycapsOriginal Keycaps
The keyboard's original keycaps' material and text/symbol printing technique.
ABS with LED windows
The style of this keyboard's flip-out or extendable feet. If applicable, this may also state how many levels of height adjustment are available and whether the feet could be rubberised.
Single-setting flip-out feet
The keyboard-to-host connection. This is could be a description of a cable (its colour, whether its coiled, whether its detachable, and what connector is at its end) or the name of a wireless technology.
Grey straightened-style fixed DE-9 cable
Form FactorForm Factor
The standardised or universally acknowledged name for this keyboard's layout form factor.
Functional keypad
Production Date 1991
Acquisition Date 2020-02-29

About this keyboard type

A Lighted Program Function Keyboard in IBM circles is a specialised keypad that has an array of 32 keys and accompanying LEDs. These keypads closely integrate with supporting software on the host computer, granting each key a function with the key's LED indicating the availability of said function. The typical usage for LPFKs is computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing.