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Texas Instruments PS-2400

Date of introduction:  1992 Display technology:  LCD 
New price:   Display size:  12 char + 12 digits 
Size:  2.8" x 4.6" x 0.5"    
Weight:  2.7 ounces Serial No:  0001267
Batteries:  CR2025 Date of manufacture:  mth 10 year 1994
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Malaysia
Precision:  10 Integrated circuits:  Toshiba TMP0620H
Memories:  2kB RAM    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner
    Download manual:   (US: 2.2 MByte)

The PS-2400 Databank stores 125 names and numbers in a 2k Byte memory. 

The PS-2400 Databank features 4 useful functions:

The Telephone Directory stores names and telephone numbers
The Scheduler stores appointments, meeting times and reminders
A flexible clock with 12-hour AM/PM or 24-hour time showing day of week
A calculator with 10-digits display capacity

The display of the PS-2400 consists of one line for alphanumeric characters and one line supporting only numbers. The PS-2100 packaged the same specifications in a credit card sized housing. A more powerful Databank was introduced in the same year with the PS-3600. A similar housing was used even for a Translator, don't miss the PS-5400.

The PS-2400 roots back to the Mini Data Bank introduced in the year 1987. This powerful Databank stores 150 names and numbers in a single-chip microcontroller! The same chip scans the keyboard and drived the dot-matrix keyboard. Any ideas about other products with this hardware? Don't miss the Galaxy 67 !

Based on the PS-2400 in the year 1995 a new line of Databanks appeared: The compact PS-2000 and PS-2100+ and the similar sized PS-2400+

The PS-3010 uses a full QWERTY keyboard in a housing with the size of a credit card.

The PS-2400 is featured in the Texas Instruments Incorporated sales catalog CL-1233 dated 1994.

 

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

Joerg Woerner, February 3, 2002. No reprints without written permission.