Texas Instruments TI-5000

Date of introduction:  1982 Display technology:  LCD
New price:   Display size:  10
Size:  5.1" x 2.8" x 0.9" Printer technology:  Thermal TP-25000
Weight:  4.4 ounces Serial No:  111119
Batteries:  4*AAA Date of manufacture:  mth 07 year 1982
AC-Adapter:  AC9175, AC9900/Z1 Origin of manufacture:  Japan
Precision:  10 Integrated circuits:  Toshiba T6761
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

The TI-5000 started in 1982 a new generation of miniature printing calculators. At first glance the TI-5000 remembers the TI-1766 developed and manufactured by Toshiba in Japan. We notice similar keys, similar coloring of the housing and an identical text font.

TI-5000_1.jpg (133373 Byte)Dismantling the TI-5000 reveals indeed a masterpiece of Japanese engineering, probably from Toshiba. The internal construction and layout of the components looks even 20+ years after its market introduction perfect to us.

TI-5000_IC.jpg (91389 Byte)The printed circuit board (PCB) of the TI-5000 is populated with a single-chip calculator circuit manufactured by Toshiba, the LC-display and a small single-inline printer driver.

TI-5000_Prt.jpg (46686 Byte)The thermal printer was manufactured by EPSON, Japan and found its way in other calculators like the TI-5008 and the rare TI-45 MSP.

The TI-5000 is featured in the Texas Instruments Incorporated leaflet CL-199M dated 1983.


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