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Texas Instruments TI-56

Date of introduction:  1986 Display technology:  LCD
New price:   Display size:  8 + 2
Size:  5.8" x 2.8" x 0.85"
 147 x 72 x 22 mm3
   
Weight:  3.0 ounces, 84 grams Serial No:  
Batteries:  2*LR44 Date of manufacture:  wk 47 year 1985
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Italy
Precision:  11 Integrated circuits:  CD4555, CD4556
Memories:  1-8    
Program steps:  56-0 Courtesy of:  Andreas Tabak

In 1986 Texas Instruments changed the design of the "Slanted Calculators" slightly. If you compare this TI-56 with the previous TI-56 focus yourself on the position of the TI logo.

We know from other TI consumer products like the entire Speak & Spell line a similar movement in the corporate identity during the year 1986.

TI-55-III_Switch.jpg (21749 Byte)Between 1985 and 1986 Texas Instruments created an amazing number of different designs in the "Second Generation - Slanted LCD" calculator series just by moving production to far-east contract manufacturers, fetching manufacturing back to their own facilities and revising the design. Please click on the picture at the right as a switchboard to all known versions of the Second Generation Slanted LCD calculators.

 



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Joerg Woerner, May 13, 2002. No reprints without written permission.