Texas Instruments PS-5800 Translator (Version 1)

Date of introduction:  1993 Display technology:  LCD dot matrix
New price:   Display size:  2 lines by 19 char 
Size:  2.8" x 5.2" x 0.45"
 75 x 146 x 14 mm3
Weight:  2.7 ounces, 105 grams Serial No:  304804
Batteries:  2*CR2025 Date of manufacture:  mth 03 year 1993
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Taiwan
Precision:  10 Integrated circuits:  CPU: Toshiba TMP0230
 ROM: IEC50387-01 and -02
 Display: Toshiba T6A21
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

Texas Instruments introduced a very powerful Translator in a housing similar to the PS-3600 Databank.

Due to limitations of the internal memory two different models were available:

Version 1: French, English, German
Version 2: French, English, Italian

The internal memory stores about 10,000 words, 420 business words and 920 complete sentences in 13 different categories. By simply choosing a word or sentence in one of the three languages the other two languages could be displayed.

PS-5800_PCB.jpg (131001 Byte)The hardware of the PS-5800 uses a TMP0230 microcomputer manufactured by Toshiba, a display driver T6A21 and two ROM's (Read Only Memory) with a combined size of 512 kBytes.

The Translator traces back to the PS-5600 and the smaller sibling PS-5400.

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Joerg Woerner, July 22, 2002. No reprints without written permission.