DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus CE
|Date of introduction:|| January 27, 2015
Available: March 2015
|Display technology:|| LCD dot matrix
16-bit color, backlit
|New price:||$150.00 (SRP 2015)||Display size:||240 * 320 pixels|
|Size:|| 7.5" x 3.2" x
190 x 82 x 16 mm3
|Weight:||5.8 ounces, 164 grams||Serial No:||1034002242|
|Batteries:||3.7L1200SPA Li-Ion||Date of manufacture:||mth 03 year 2017 (E)|
|AC-Adapter:||AC9211U||Origin of manufacture:||Philippines (L)|
|Precision:||14||Integrated circuits:|| ASIC: ET 2015-00
Display: Ilitek I9335
|Program steps:||154k Bytes, 3M Bytes FLASH-ROM||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
Texas Instruments announced on January 27, 2015 a colorful addition to the TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators - the new TI-84 Plus CE and successor of the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition introduced just 2 years earlier.
It features full-color capabilities, a high-resolution, back-lit screen, rechargeable batteries and an updated operating system in a housing 30 percent thinner and 30% lighter than the outgoing mode and yet sporting six times the memory
and operating at three times the speed.
While the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition continued the approach of interchangeable faceplates and slide cases introduced already in 2004 with the original TI-84 Plus Silver Edition, is the TI-84 Plus CE available in black and a huge variety of standard and "limited edition" colors. Please follow this link to the full rainbow of TI-84 Plus CE colors.
Comparing this TI-84 Plus CE manufactured in March 2017 by Kinpo Electronics, Inc. in the Philippines with its predecessor TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition reveals only few differences. The design sports still 3 chips:
• ET 2015-00: eZ80 microprocessor, RAM, USB-Port
and supporting logic
• Winbond electronics W29GL032C: 4M Byte Flash-ROM
• Ilitek I9335: Single-chip 320*240 pixel display driver
picture on the right gives an enhanced view of the ASIC that clocks the eZ80
microprocessor with 48 MHz and incorporates the RAM, USB-Port and logic.
This TI-84 Plus CE manufactured in March 2017 makes use of one Winbond electronics Flash-ROM with 4M Byte capacity.
While the early members of the TI-84 Plus calculator family use AAA-sized alkaline batteries, accommodate the Color versions an internal Li-ion battery with a capacity of 1,200 mAh and a voltage of 3.7 Volt for a typical operating time of 50 hours. A USB type wall charger is included with each unit but for classrooms is the TI-84 Plus CE Charging Station available. It holds up to 10 calculators and charges them with two small contacts located in the front of the calculator.
The TI-84 Plus CE dropped the serial port known from earlier members of the TI-84 Plus family and doesn't support the ViewScreen panel and the TI-Presenter with the Presentation Link Adapter anymore. The USB interface of the TI-84 Plus CE calculator connects directly with the Calculator-Based Ranger CBR 2 introduced in 2004, the Vernier EasyLink and EasyTemp systems.
The TI-SmartView™ CE Emulator Software for the TI-84 Plus CE allows educators to project a representation of the calculator’s display to the entire class.
The TI Connect™ CE computer software allows for connectivity between a computer and the TI-84 Plus CE to transfer data, update the Operating System (OS), download Calculator Software Applications (Apps), and to edit and load programs to the calculator
The new operating system 5.x of the TI-84 Plus CE is based on the OS 4.0 known from the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition but they are not compatible due to the different microprocessors used.
To reduce theft of school-owned TI-84 Plus CE a "school bus yellow" edition
was introduced in 2015. Don't miss the TI-83 Premium CE sold in France and the
TI-84 Plus CE-T sold in some European countries.
5.0.0 (April 10, 2015)
5.0.1 (April 28, 2015)
5.1.0 (August 27, 2015)
5.1.5 (January 19, 2016)
5.2.0 (June 15, 2016)
5.2.1 (September 28, 2016)
5.2.2 (March 14, 2017)
You can check the ROM version of your
Plus CE using the following key sequence and reading the number on your screen:
[2nd] [MEM] 
Information provided by Xavier Andréani.
The TI-84 Plus CE is permitted (as of June 20, 2017) for use on SAT, ACT, PSAT and AP exams.
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© Joerg Woerner, July 29, 2017. No reprints without written permission.