DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
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 06 year 1997|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Italy|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
In 1996 Texas Instruments changes the design of the scientific calculators to a smoother design. The family covers three members:
|TI-36X Solar Includes 2-dim statistics,
and binary/hexadecimal number bases
Within this family two financial calculators appeared:
|BA Real Estate|
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 China 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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© Joerg Woerner, October 11, 2008. No reprints without written permission.