DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments PS-5600 Translator
|Date of introduction:||1991||Display technology:||LCD dot matrix|
|New price:||Display size:||31 char|
|Size:||2.8" x 6.2" x 0.7"|
|Weight:||7.5 ounces||Serial No:||0003729|
|Batteries:||2*AAA + CR2016||Date of manufacture:||mth 08 year 1991|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Taiwan|
|Precision:||10||Integrated circuits:|| CPU: Toshiba T9989A
ROM: Sharp LH532
RAM: Sharp LH5160
Display: 2 driver IC
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
|Download manual:||(F, GB: 7.9 MByte)|
Texas Instruments introduced already in the year 1990 this powerful multi-language Translator with integrated Databank feature.
The internal memory stores about 3,000 words and 1,000 small sentences in 13 different categories:
• General Greetings
Each word is available in six different languages: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish and Dutch. By simply choosing a word or sentence in one of the six languages the other five languages could be displayed.
The Translator also functions as a versatile Databank with 5k Byte of memory to hold up to 250 names, addresses and phone numbers. Other useful features include currency - metric converter and 10-digit calculator.
If you are not familiar with the Integrated Circuits found in the PS-5600 - the Sharp LH532 chip is a Mask-ROM with 256k Byte capacity and the Sharp LH5160 chip is a 8k Byte RAM.
The next three years brought us two additional Translators, the smaller PS-5400 and the powerful PS-5800.
If you have additions to the above article please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
© Joerg Woerner, February 17, 2002. No reprints without written permission.