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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 0.70"
 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
 ROM: MX
 RAM: tbd
 Display: Toshiba T6361
Memories:  32kB RAM    
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

PS-6300_1.jpg (14553 Byte)The display of the PS-6300 is supporting 4 lines by 24 characters with small letters. 

PS-6300_PCB.jpg (77604 Byte)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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If you have additions to the above article please email: joerg@datamath.org.

Joerg Woerner, November 23, 2003. No reprints without written permission.