DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments PS-3600
|Date of introduction:||1992||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||Display size:||12 char + 2*12 digits|
|Size:|| 2.8" x 5.2" x
70 x 131 x 11 mm3
|Weight:||2.7 ounces, 76 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||2*CR2025||Date of manufacture:||year 1993|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Malaysia|
|Precision:||10||Integrated circuits:|| CPU: Toshiba
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
PS-3600 could be called "medium sized" Databank. It features more RAM
than the simple Databanks PS-2100 and PS-2400
but far less capabilities than the Personal Organizers, e.g. the PS-6200.
Compared to the similar sized PS-2400 the PS-3600 added a third display row and expanded the memory from 2k Byte to 8k Byte RAM. The already known alarm clock got a weekly calendar and an adjustable world time.
The PS-3600 stores about 380 names and numbers in the memory.
this PS-3600 manufactured in 1993 in Malaysia reveals a clean layout centered
around a Toshiba TMP0201F-5105 Application Specific CPU with both integrated
program memory and display drivers. Earlier PS-3600 were manufactured in Taiwan
We assume that this chip is very similar to the TMP0620F located in e.g. the Galaxy 67 programmable calculator!
The data memory of the PS-3600 is rather small with just 8k Bytes capacity. The dismantled PS-3000 makes use of a Sharp LH5160 chip.
A similar housing was used even for a Translator, don't miss the PS-5800.
The later PS-3600+ combined the
three line display of the PS-3600 with the design of the PS-2400+.
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© Joerg Woerner, May 10, 2002. No reprints without written permission.