DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Exactra 20 by Texas Instruments
|Date of introduction:||April 15, 1974||Display technology:||LED-stick|
|New price:||$39.88||Display size:||6|
|Size:|| 5.1" x 2.9" x 1.3"
130 x 74 x 34 mm3
|Weight:||5.1 ounces, 144 grams||Serial No:||2000033697|
|Batteries:||3*AA||Date of manufacture:||unknown|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||USA|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
|Download manual:||(US: 1.6 MByte)|
Exactra 20 added to the Exactra 19 a sliding switch to use either fix point or
floating point notation on the small 6-digit display. Another enhancement could
be found in the keyboard, instead of very small keys you could find on the
Exactra 20 larger ones with molded printing on them. The three sibblings Exactra
21, Exactra 22 and Exactra
23 sport a standard 8-digit display.
The printed circuit board (PCB) of the Exactra 20 makes use of the TMS0135 single-chip calculator circuit and a tiny display driver. The remaining parts form a small power-converter to use the 3 AA-sized batteries instead a 9V battery block. Instead of the single-sided PCB of the Exactra 19 this one uses a more expensive double-sided board.
Compare this calculator with the European TI-2000.
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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.