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Texas Instruments TI-34 MultiView™ EZ-Spot

Date of introduction:  May 9, 2007
 Available: Feb. 21, 2008
Display technology:  LCD dot matrix
New price:  $25.00 (SRP 2008) Display size:  4 * 16 characters
Size:  6.5" x 3.1" x 0.6"
 166 x 79 x 16 mm³
   
Weight:  3.7 ounces, 104 grams Serial No:  
Batteries:  Solar cells + CR2032 Date of manufacture:  mth 02 year 2011
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  China (K)
Precision:  13 Integrated circuits:  
Memories:  7    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

To reduce theft of this new school-owned TI-34 MultiView calculator, Texas Instruments introduced in 2008 the EZ-Spot Teacher Packs with a bright, easy-to-spot, "school bus yellow" back cover and slide case. 

In addition, each unit's faceplate is inscribed with the words, "SCHOOL PROPERTY."

Dismantling the TI-34 MultiView reveals a pretty common construction with two printed circuit boards (PCB's). The main PCB hides the single-chip calculating circuit under a small protection blob of black epoxy and drives the graphing display with a heat sealed fine-pitch connector. The keyboard makes use of a much simpler second PCB and a heat sealed connector, too. The featured calculator was manufacturered by Kinpo Electronics, Inc., a well-known company with OEM calculator production facilities in China.

Early models of the TI-34 MultiView calculator were manufactured by Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. in Shenzen, China.

Texas Instruments announced on March 1st, 2010 the TI-84 Plus Operating System version 2.53MP with MathPrint™ mode for free download. The OS 2.53MP enables users to input and view math symbols and formulas, including stacked fractions, in their handhelds exactly as the equations appear in textbooks.



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© Joerg Woerner, August 4, 2012. No reprints without written permission.