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Texas Instruments PS-6560i

Date of introduction:  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:  00017718
Batteries:  2*CR2032 Date of manufacture:  mth 05 year 1996
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Taiwan (C)
Precision:  10 Integrated circuits:  CPU: Toshiba T6M83
 ROM: AB23512
 RAM: Samsung KM681000
 Display: Toshiba T6361
Memories:  128kB RAM    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

PS-6560i_Back.jpg (209974 Byte)The PS-6560i replaced the earlier PS-6500 within one year. Please notice that the featured PS-6560i was manufactured in Taiwan, while we know the PS-6500 manufactured in Thailand. Nevertheless, the functionality changes between the two Peresonal Organizers are minor:

 

Using the PS-6155 Dock-station cradle to synchronize 
    data was optimized.
The display of the organizer supporting 4 lines by 24 characters was 
    enhanced with a greenish backlite feature called Indiglo.

The PS-6565i Personal Organizer & PC Connectivity Kit bundled the PS-6560i with the PS-6155.

The LCD screen of the PS-6560i displays only 4 lines by 24 characters. Unfortunately the characters are difficult to read. Compare it yourself with the crystal clear letters of the PS-6700.

Everything else of the PS-6560i seems to be identical with the PS-6500. It took another year until the PocketMate 200 appeared with a better keyboard layout.

Dismantling the PS-6560i reveals no surprises, the printed circuit board (PCB) looks very similiar to the PS-6500 and the main Integrated Circuits (ICs) are identical. A Toshiba - Z-80 based - T6M83 microcontroller surrounded by 128k RAM, 64k ROM and a display controller.  

The related PS-6460i and PS-6360i use an identical PCB but got smaller memory chips assembled.

 


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

Joerg Woerner, January 17, 2002. No reprints without written permission.