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Texas Instruments SS-3024 GAMES I Solid State Software Cartridge
|Date of introduction:||1983||Display technology:|
|New price:||$39.95 (MSRP 1983)||Display size:|
|Size:|| 2.1" x 2.0" x 0.55"
53 x 52 x 14 mm3
|Weight:||1.0 ounces, 28 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||n.a.||Date of manufacture:|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||USA (ATA)|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
|Download manual:||(US: 8.1 MByte)|
The SS-3024 GAMES Solid State Software Cartridge (SSSC) was developed by Texas Instruments for its CC-40 Compact Computer System and contains 12 easy-to-use programs chosen to serve a broad range of interests:
• Hunt the Wumpus
• Stocks and Bonds
• Spacecraft Landing Simulation
• Learning NIM
• Sea Battle
• Number Gallery
• Word Scramble
Dismantling a Solid State Software Cartridge manufactured by Texas Instruments in their Abilene, Texas facility, reveals a small printed circuit board (PCB) with
a HN61256P ROM (Read-Only Memory) manufactured by Hitachi, Japan.
The HN61256P uses a CMOS process resulting in a very low power consumption of 7.5 mW and features a capacity of 32k Bytes with an access time of 3.5 us.
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© Joerg Woerner, October 19, 2019. No reprints without written permission.