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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
Memories:  2kB RAM    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

Europa_BACK.jpg (421688 Byte)You feel familiar with this TI-3400 EUROPA Databank? It is nothing else than the electronics of the TI-2900 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.

Europa.jpg (86482 Byte)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.

The TI-3400 Europa Databank is featured in the Texas Instruments Incorporated leaflet Pocket Solutions (CL-1059) dated 1990.

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If you have additions to the above article please email: joerg@datamath.org.

Joerg Woerner, January 17, 2002. No reprints without written permission.