DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
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|
|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|
|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 similiar keys, similiar coloring of the housing and an identical text font.
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.
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.
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 paper used with this printer (PMF05228 1-1/2" wide and 14 Feet length) is still available at different sources, e.g. shoplet.com.
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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.