DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-3400 EUROPA
|Date of introduction:||1990||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||Display size:||12 char + 12 digits|
|Size:|| 4.8" x 5.9" x 1.0"
123 x 150 x 26 mm3
|Weight:||5.3 ounces, 150 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||CR2025||Date of manufacture:||mth 04 year 1990|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Taiwan (I)|
|Precision:||10||Integrated circuits:||Toshiba T9810H|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
feel familiar with this TI-3400 EUROPA Databank? It is nothing else than the electronics of
Info Bank stuffed into the housing of the EUROPA
10 calculator. It stores 125 names and numbers in a
2k Byte memory. In
addition it features an alarm clock with up to 10 alarms, an useful calculator with 10
digits capability and a code protected area for secret information.
Dismantling this TI-3400 EUROPA Databank manufactured in April 1990 by Inventec Corporation in Taiwan reveals a clean design with an almost empty double-sided printed circuit board (PCB) powered by a small CR2025 lithium battery. The Toshiba T9810H Application Specific CPU located with this TI-3400 EUROPA Databank is known from the TI-2900 Info Bank and TI-3100 Pocket Dialer.
Inspecting the PCB of this TI-3400 EUROPA calculator brought our attention to a small mark reading 10TI611DAMB-31D and revealing the internal TI-611 designation of the product. We spotted similar PCB-Marks already with the EUROPA 10 and started compiling a list of the PCB-Marks on calculators manufactured by OEMs for Texas Instruments.
Production of the TI-3400 EUROPA was shifted early in 1991 to Malaysia.
Texas Instruments launched in 1987 a very innovative product line with the TI-2400 Phone Bank, TI-2600 Personal Banker, TI-2700 Mini Data Bank, and TI-2800 Paperless Printer followed till 1990 with the TI-2100 Pocket Info, TI-2900 Info Bank, TI-3100 Pocket Dialer, TI-3200 Pro Dialer, and TI-3400 EUROPA.
If you know the history of Texas Instruments it seems to
commemorate the introduction of the TI-2500
Datamath a quarter century ago.
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© Joerg Woerner, January 17, 2002. No reprints without written permission.