DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments BA-35 Solar
|Date of introduction:||1996||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||$24.99||Display size:||10 + 2|
|Size:||5.9" x 3.0" x 0.50"|
|Weight:||2.9 ounces||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||n.a.||Date of manufacture:||mth 11 year 1996|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||China|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
In 1996 Texas Instruments changes the design of the scientific calculators to a smoother design. The family covers:
• TI-30Xa Solar
• TI-36X Solar Includes 2-dim statistics, conversions and binary/hexadecimal number bases
Within this family two financial calculators were introduced:
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• BA-35 Solar
the BA-35 Solar reveals a small surprise. Instead the internal construction
known from all other members of its family it makes use of two printed circuit
boards (PCB's). The larger of the two PCB's holds just the keyboard and is
screwed down instead the usual heat stakes.
The single-chip calculator circuit is assembled on the bottom side of the smaller PCB's and hidden under a small blob of epoxy resin.
The BA-35 Solar does:
• Preprogrammed financial and accounting functions, including time-value-of-money and
compound interest calculations
Compare this stylish BA-35 Solar with the last edition of the BA-35 and the first Financial solar calculator BA-SOLAR.
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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.