DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-1744
|Date of introduction:||1982||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||Display size:||8|
|Size:|| 3.9" x 2.4" x 0.30"
100 x 60 x 7.5 mm3
|Weight:||1.7 ounces, 47 grams||Serial No:||9525844|
|Batteries:||2*LR43||Date of manufacture:|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Taiwan|
|Precision:||8||Integrated circuits:||NEC uPD1831G|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
In the year 1982 Texas Instruments had some difficulties to decide whether a calculator was a BASIC one or a SCIENTIFIC one. We know some pairs of similar calculators sold in both categories:
Similar confusion could be noticed with the Integrated Circuits used in these early calculators manufactured in Taiwan for Texas Instruments. Instead the usual Toshiba ICs you will discover in the TI-1020 a Sharp LI3009 and the calculating brain of this TI-1744 was developed by NEC (Japan). The uPD1831G single-chip calculator circuit is a stripped down variation of the uPD1833G located in Account Manager calculators like the National Semiconductor NS 103A or TI-2200.
Don't miss the Canon card
F-32 Mathematic Calculator making use
of the complete uPD1831G feature set.
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© Joerg Woerner, October 9, 2002. No reprints without written permission.