DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-5130
|Date of introduction:||1981||Display technology:||Fluorescent|
$70 (October 1981)
|Size:|| 9.3" x 8.3" x 2.0"
236 x 210 x 52 mm3
|Weight:|| 2 pounds 8 ounces
|Batteries:||Date of manufacture:||mth 05 year 1982|
|AC-Adapter:||120 V||Origin of manufacture:||Japan|
|Precision:||10||Integrated circuits:||Mitsubishi M58680P|
|Memories:||1 + 1|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
In opposite to the first printing models like the TI-5040 and TI-5135 this one was manufactured in Japan. The basic functions are similar, the technology inside completely different.
This calculator was available either with display or without (TI-5120). A sibbling of the TI-5130 with 12-digits printing capability was introduced in two steps. The first TI-5142 with a totally different styling and within month the final TI-5142.
this early TI-5130 manufactured in 1982 reveals a very clean design.
The printed circuit board (PCB) of the first generation TI-5130 is centered around a Mitsubishi M58680P single-chip microcomputer.
Since we deciphered the product label of the TI-5310 matching the UL-File number E42662 with a identification code 694B, we know with Toshiba TEC Corp. the manufacturer of this calculator, too.
Don't miss the database of all known UL-File numbers found on Texas Instruments calculators.
In 1983 Texas Instruments changed the design line again to the "office grey" coloring schema of other office products. The desktop line then covered 6 different calculators:
|TI-5008 Pocket-sized, thermal printing|
|TI-5010 Small-sized, standard paper|
|TI-5032 Desktop-sized, battery option|
|TI-5130 10-digits, standard paper|
|TI-5142-III 12-digits, standard paper|
|TI-5020 Non-printing, solar powered|
About 7 years later TI introduced a paperless printer. Please visit the TI-5038.
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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.