DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments PS-6300
|Date of introduction:||Jan.5, 1996||Display technology:||LCD dot matrix|
|New price:||Display size:||4 lines by 24 char|
|Size:|| 3.3" x 5.1" x
85 x 129 x 18 mm3
|Weight:||4.6 ounces, 130 grams||Serial No:||25707|
|Batteries:||2*CR2032||Date of manufacture:||mth 10 year 1995|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Taiwan (C)|
|Precision:||10||Integrated circuits:|| CPU: Toshiba T6M83
Display: Toshiba T6361
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
Texas Instruments introduced early in 1996 a new series of Personal Organizers. It could be traced back to the PS-6200, the first Organizer with the Texas Instruments label.
This PS-6300 looks identical to the PS-6500 with more storage capacity. Like most other PS-6xxx products these two products are compatible with the PS-6155 Dock-station cradle. The PS-6155 connects the Organizer with a IBM-compatible PC and synchronises the Organizer with Lotus Organizer 97 software.
The PS-6300 organizer keeps three main types of information: Reminders, Addresses and Notes. Within these three areas, there are many different ways to store and recall information. The huge memory of the PS-6300 with 32k Bytes size is flexible and could be divided without any limitations among the three files. In addition to the basic Organizer function you'll discover:
|• A flexible clock with 12-hour AM/PM or 24-hour time
• A calendar from January 1960 to December 2059.
• A calculator with 10-digits display capacity and 12-digits of accuracy
• World time of 62 cities in all 24 time zones supporting one home city and 4 world cities
• A backup battery
display of the PS-6300 is supporting 4 lines by 24 characters with small letters.
The internal construction of the PS-6300 is typical for the whole line of TI organizers. A 8-bit microcomputer system based on a Toshiba microcontroller surrounded by 32k RAM, 32k ROM and a display controller. Please notice that the printed circuit boards (PCB's) of the PS-6300 and PS-6500 are identical, the only difference is the soldered RAM.
The PS-6300 was replaced soon with the PS-6360i before this line was discontinued. Other products of the familiy like the PS-6700 led via the PS-6760Si in the PocketMate 200 series.
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© Joerg Woerner, November 23, 2003. No reprints without written permission.