Texas Instruments TI-5018

Date of introduction:  1993 Display technology:  LCD
New price:   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:  1755592
Batteries:  LR44 (30A) Date of manufacture:  mth 02 year 1995
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Thailand
Precision:  12 Integrated circuits:  Sharp LI3164AR
Memories:  1 + 1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

The TI-5018 combines a large and easy-to-read 12 digits LC-Display with solar cells and a backup battery. It features everything you need for the daily use on your desktop. 

Dismantling this TI-5018 manufactured in February 1995 by Compal Electronics in Thailand 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 is centered around a Sharp LI3164AR single-chip calculator circuit.

In 2001 Texas Instruments introduced with the TI-5018SV a new calculator design style that was continued in 2003 with the TI-503SV, TI-1706SV and TI-1795SV




The TI-5018 is featured in the Texas Instruments Incorporated sales catalog CL-1233 dated 1994.


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