Texas Instruments TI-36 SOLAR (Taiwan)

Date of introduction:  1987 Display technology:  LCD
New price:   Display size:  10 + 2
Size:  5.3" x 2.8" x 0.45"
 134 x 71 x 11 mm3
Weight:  2.7 ounces, 76 grams Serial No:  0013185
Batteries:  n.a. Date of manufacture:  mth 07 year 1990
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Taiwan (I)
Precision:  12 Integrated circuits:  Toshiva T7768
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner
Download leaflet:   (US: 1.1 MByte) Download manual:   (US: 4.2 MByte)

This TI-36 SOLAR manufactured by Inventec Corporation in Taiwan uses smaller solar cells than the original design. In addition we noticed slight changes in the color scheme of the keys and lettering.

TI-36SOLAR_I0790_PCB.jpg (112159 Byte)TI-36SOLAR_I0790_SC.jpg (114153 Byte)Dismantling the TI-36 SOLAR reveals a robust construction with a rigid display frame and a high quality keyboard construction. The printed circuit board (PCB) looks very typical for a far-east design of the 80s and makes use of a Toshiba T7768 single-chip calculator circuit.

The TI-36 SOLAR was manufactured both in Italy and Taiwan. We found no differences between this model assembled in Taiwan and a TI-36 SOLAR from Italy.

The successor of this calculator could be found with the TI-36X SOLAR.




The TI-36 SOLAR is featured in the Texas Instruments Incorporated bulletin CL-915B dated 1989.


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Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.