DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-106 II
|Date of introduction:||2014||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||€7.95 (SRP 2014)||Display size:||10 characters and 10 digits|
|Size:|| 4.8" x 2.7" x
123 x 68 x 12 mm3
|Weight:||2.0 ounces, 58 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||LR44||Date of manufacture:||mth 11 year 2013|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||China (K)|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
original TI-106 was introduced already in 1989 and
Texas Instruments released with the TI-106 II a very innovative successor for
its 25th Anniversary. The two-line display borrowed from the
TI-30X IIS allows the first time
for a basic calculator to see input and answers the same time.
Dismantling this TI-106 II manufactured in November 2013 by Kinpo Electronics, Inc. in China reveals a typical design of a calculator developed in the 21th century. The single-chip calculator circuit is bonded directly to a high-quality printed circuit board (PCB) that connects with a flat ribbon cable to the LC-Display.
Don't miss the TI-Primaire Plus introduced a few month after the TI-106 II and the Canon Palmtronic MD-8 introducing the two-line display already in 1979.
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© Joerg Woerner, June 24, 2014. No reprints without written permission.