DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-1030
|Date of introduction:||June 11, 1978||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||$15.95||Display size:||8|
|Size:|| 4.6" x 2.6" x
116 x 66 x 9 mm3
|Weight:||1.9 ounces, 54 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||2*LR43||Date of manufacture:||wk 27 year 1981|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||USA (ATA)|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
TI-1030 was the first US-built slimline calculator from Texas Instruments. It used
a low-power CMOS integrated circuit manufactured by TI instead the Toshiba
circuit in the previous TI-1750. A
similar calculator with a more colorful keyboard was introduced with the TI-1070.
Don't miss the red
Manufacturing cost of the slimline models was not too high, the whole calculator uses one flexible printed circuit board (Flex-PCB) with the integrated circuit and a LCD-module. You won't find any hand-soldering or usage of screws within the calculator.
The keyboard is similar to the TI-1200 designs and they suffer
all from the same problem of bouncing.
Simply by comparing the designation of the integrated circuits of some calculators you'll get the other members of the slimline LCD calculators and the relation ship between the Basic and Scientific models.
• TP0314 TI-1070, TI-1071
• TP0321 TI-50
Read more about power consumption of electronic calculators here.
The TI-1030 was introduced together with a dozen other products by Texas Instruments at the Summer Consumer Electronics Show, June 11-14, 1978. Don't miss the original press release.
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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.