DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Privileg electronic 2000
|Date of introduction:||1972||Display technology:||LED modules|
|New price:||Display size:||8|
|Size:||5.4" x 3.1" x 1.1"|
|Weight:||6.3 ounces||Serial No:||52912|
|Batteries:||5*AA||Date of manufacture:||mth 05 year 1972|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Germany|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
The Privileg electronic 2000 is one of the mysterious calculators in the Datamath Calculator Museum. At first glance it doesn't look like a product related to Texas Instruments. But you'll notice immediately the common keyboard layout of a TMS0100 MOS/LSI calculator-on-a-chip based product. Even the display feels familiar, it is the TI-360 LED-module introduced tigether with the TMS0100 family.
Dismantling the calculator reveals a big surprise: All components of the electronic 2000 were manufactured by Texas Instruments. We identified:
|• TMS0100 MOS/LSI calculator-on-a-chip
• 1KS Klixon™ keyboard
• TIL-360 LED-display modules
• SN75491 and SN75492 display drivers
Most important fact is a statement of a former TI employee (1968-1974):
"...and we shipped the first "Privileg" samples to Quelle (the largest warehouse in Germany selling through a catalog)..."
COLLECTORS: If you could proof the
origin of this rare electronic 2000 drop me a line !
According to Frank Boehm this Privileg electronic 2000 was manufactured by HELEC.
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© Joerg Woerner, March 28, 2003. No reprints without written permission.