Texas Instruments TI-1606

Date of introduction:  1985 Display technology:  LCD
New price:   Display size:  8
Size:  3.9" x 2.4" x 0.25"
 98 x 62 x 6 mm3
Weight:  1.0 ounces, 29 grams Serial No:  
Batteries:  n.a. Date of manufacture:  mth 05 year 1985
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Taiwan (C)
Precision:  8 Integrated circuits:  
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner
    Download manual:   (US: 1.3 MByte)

The TI-1606 could be called one of the smallest, thinnest and lightest "landscape-style" solar powered calculator manufactured by Texas Instruments. Compare it with the TI-1626 introduced in the same year and the later TI CARD calculator TI-1786.

TI-1606_IC.jpg (64273 Byte)TI-1606_PCB.jpg (67485 Byte)Dismantling the TI-1606 - a non-reversible process - reveals a simple construction known from other calculators of the mid-80's.

With the TI-1505 a sibling powered with a thin coin shaped battery was introduced in the same time frame.

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Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.