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Texas Instruments TI-36X Solar

Date of introduction:  1996 Display technology:  LCD
New price:   Display size:  10 + 2
Size:  5.9" x 3.0" x 0.50"
 150 x 75 x 13 mm3
   
Weight:  2.9 ounces, 82 grams Serial No:  
Batteries:  n.a. Date of manufacture:  mth 10 year 2000
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  China (S)
Precision:  12 Integrated circuits:  
Memories:  3    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

TI-36X_SOLAR_1_P1.jpg (334948 Byte)Texas Instruments changed in 1996 the design of the scientific calculators to a smoother design and replaced the TI-35X and TI-36X SOLAR models. The family covers:

TI-30Xa
TI-30Xa Solar
TI-36X Solar   Includes 2-dim statistics, conversions and binary/hexadecimal number bases

Within this family two financial calculators appeared:

BA Real Estate
BA-35 Solar

TI-36XSolar_2_PCB.jpg (65901 Byte)Together with the new housing the "chip-on-board" or COB-technology was introduced in the manufacturing process. We know this technolgy already from the PS-2100 Databank introduced in 1992. The calculator chip is attached direct on the printed circuit board and connected with small bond-wires. A small blob of epoxy resin on top finishes the construction. Don't miss a TI-36X Solar manufactured in Italy with a completely different internal construction.

Read more about the Logarithm Bug and its side effect on the related yx function present in this calculator.

The next step in this calculator line is the TI-36X II with a two-line display.

In Germany this calculator survived with a new marketing concept. View the TI-36 eco RS.

Texas Instruments introduced in May 2004 without any announcement the complete redesigned TI-36X SOLAR and gave a first outlook to the impressive design of the BA II PLUS Professional


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

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