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Texas Instruments TI-3400 Europa

Date of introduction:  1990 Display technology:  LCD 
New price:   Display size:  12 char + 12 digits 
Size:  4.9" x 5.8" x 1.0"
 124 x 148 x 26 mm3
   
Weight:  5.3 ounces, 150 grams Serial No:  
Batteries:  CR2025 Date of manufacture:  mth 04 year 1990
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Taiwan (I)
Precision:  10 Integrated circuits:  Toshiba T9810H
Memories:  2kB RAM    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

Europa_BACK.jpg (421688 Byte)You feel familiar with this Databank? It is nothing else than the electronics of the TI-2900 Info Bank in the housing of the Europa 10 calculator. It stores 125 names and numbers in a 2k Byte memory. In addition you an alarm clock with up to 10 alarms, an useful calculator with 10 digits capability and a code protected area for secret informations.

Europa.jpg (86482 Byte)Dismantling this TI-3400 Europa Databank and comparing with the Europa 10 calculator reveals a big surprise. The printed circuit boards (PCB's) of both products are completely different but carry an identical nameplate "TI-611".

Europa_ASIC.jpg (128114 Byte)The Toshiba T9810H Application Specific CPU located in this TI-3400 Europa Databank manufactured in April 1990 by Inventec Corporation in Taiwan is known from the TI-3100 Pocket Dialer.

Production of the TI-3400 Europa was shifted to Malaysia early in 1991.

Texas Instruments launched in 1987 a very innovative product line with the TI-2400 Phone Bank, TI-2600 Personal Banker, TI-2700 Mini Data Bank, and TI-2800 Paperless Printer followed till 1990 with the TI-2100 Pocket Info, TI-2900 Info Bank, TI-3100 Pocket Dialer, TI-3200 Pro Dialer, and TI-3400 Europa.

If you know the history of Texas Instruments it seems to commemorate the introduction of the TI-2500 Datamath a quarter century ago.

The TI-3400 Europa Databank is featured in the Texas Instruments Incorporated leaflet Pocket Solutions (CL-1059) dated 1990.

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If you have additions to the above article please email: joerg@datamath.org.

Joerg Woerner, January 17, 2002. No reprints without written permission.