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Texas Instruments TI-1776

Date of introduction:  1982 Display technology:  LCD
New price:   Display size:  8
Size:  3.7" x 2.2" x 0.25"
 95 x 56 x 6 mm≥
   
Weight:  1.2 ounces, 34 grams Serial No:  177119
Batteries:  n.a. Date of manufacture:  mth 12 year 1982
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Japan
Precision:  8 Integrated circuits:  Toshiba T6789S
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

TI-1776_Back.jpg (106812 Byte)At first glance seems the TI-1776 almost identical with the TI-1766, the first solar powered calculator introduced by Texas Instruments. The main difference is a much smaller and thinner housing, engineers of Toshiba, Japan shrinked the calculator in all three dimensions about 20%.

TI-1776_IC.jpg (159160 Byte)TI-1776_PCB.jpg (134199 Byte)Disassembling the TI-1776 reveals a smart construction and a very clean layout. One of the tricks we noticed is a keyboard assembly with rubber keys instead the plastic molded keys of similiar calculators. The Toshiba T6789S single-chip calculator circuit was used in the 3rd version of the TI-1766 and the TI-1006

 



The TI-1776 is featured in the Texas Instruments Incorporated leaflet CL-199M dated 1983.

 

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