Texas Instruments TI-1796+

Date of introduction:  1996 Display technology:  LCD
New price:   Display size:  8
Size:  5.1" x 4.2" x 1.0"
 130 x 106 x 26 mm3
Weight:  3.3 ounces, 94 grams Serial No:  
Batteries:  LR54 (30A) Date of manufacture:  mth 04 year 1998
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Thailand (C)
Precision:  10 Integrated circuits:  
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

This TI-1796+ increased the display capability of the otherwise identical TI-1795+ to 10 digits.

TI-1796+PCB.jpg (69416 Byte)Dismantling this TI-1796+ manufactured in April 1998 by Cal-Comp Electronics in Thailand reveals a clean design centered around an unknown single-chip calculator circuit in a conventional Quad Flat Pack (QFP) housing and soldered on a double-sided printed circuit board (PCB). The electronics is powered by 4 small solar cells and a LR54 (LR1130) backup battery.

Production of the TI-1796+ was shifted in June 1998 together with its sibling TI-1795+ to China before it was replaced with the much more stylish TI-1796SV (SuperViewTM). Don't miss the first generation TI-1796 introduced already in 1986.

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Joerg Woerner, April 12, 2005. No reprints without written permission.