DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-503
|Date of introduction:||1990||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||Display size:||8|
|Size:|| 3.9" x 2.4" x 0.35"
99 x 62 x 9 mm3
|Weight:||1.2 ounces, 34 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||LR54||Date of manufacture:||mth 02 year 1991|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||China (N)|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
The TI-503 is one of the cheap calculators introduced with other TI-50x products like the TI-502, TI-507 or the TI-503SV.
street price of these calculators was around $3, earning money was difficult but
a cheap construction and low labor cost of mainland China made it possible.
Dismantling this early TI-503 manufactured in February 1991 by Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. in China reveals a single-chip calculator circuit using a package in chip-on-board (COB) technology.
The TI-503 was replaced in 1995 with the more stylish TI-503+.
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© Joerg Woerner, May 9, 2002. No reprints without written permission.