Texas Instruments TI-5018 SV

Date of introduction:  2001 Display technology:  LCD
New price:  $15.00 Display size:  12
Size:  6.8" x 4.2" x 1.0"
 172 x 107 x 25 mm3
Weight:  5.3 ounces, 152 grams Serial No:  
Batteries:  LR44 (30A) Date of manufacture:  mth 04 year 2001 (B)
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  China (G)
Precision:  12 Integrated circuits:  
Memories:  1 + 1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

The TI-5018SV was introduced in 2001 ahead of the stylish TI-503SV, TI-1706SV and TI-1795SV calculators. Compared with the original TI-5018 we notice a different keyboard layout and a new coloring schema.

The main features with an easy to read 12-digit SuperView display, a backspace key for easy corrections, a percent key and Grand Total (GT) and Mark Up (MU) keys are identical. Both decimal and rounding settings are still selectable with a sliding switch.

Dismantling this TI-5018SV manufactured in April 2001 by Kinpo Electronics in China reveals a standard Far East design with a huge printed circuit board (PCB) for the keyboard and some smaller remaining components.

This first generation of the TI-5018 was centered around a Sharp LI3164AR single-chip calculator circuit, the second generation hides its genes under a small epoxy-blob.

Inspecting the PCB of this TI-5018SV calculator brought our attention to a small mark reading D86T-10-2 and we started compiling a list of the PCB-Marks on calculators manufactured by OEMs for Texas Instruments.

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Joerg Woerner, September 6, 2003. No reprints without written permission.