DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-5128
|Date of introduction:||1990||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||Display size:||12 + 4 lines * 12|
|Size:||8.7" x 7.5" x 2.5"|
|Weight:||1 pound 2 ounces||Serial No:||1201572|
|Batteries:||3*AA||Date of manufacture:||mth 12 year 1991|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Taiwan|
|Precision:||12||Integrated circuits:||Toshiba T6A29, TMP0211F-5117|
|Memories:||2 + 99 lines|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
The TI-5128 continued a revolutionary concept introduced with the TI-2800 Paperless Printer and the TI-5038: The paperless printer! The calculator works like the known printing desktops e.g. the TI-5130. All calculations are done on the main display. Instead the usual printout on a paper the results are scrolled through a secondary display with 4 lines. A maximum of 99 lines could be stored and scrolled up and down with the arrow keys.
With the shift of the production from Taiwan to Malaysia the TI-5128 got a new name and new colors. Don't miss the TI-5048.
Later similar calculators with smaller housings like the TI-5028 appeared.
Don't miss the PS-5400 Translator using the same TMP0211 microcomputer with an external ROM.
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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.