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Texas Instruments PS-6560i
|Date of introduction:||1996||Display technology:||LCD dot matrix|
|New price:||Display size:||4 lines by 24 char|
|Size:|| 3.3" x 5.1" x
85 x 129 x 18 mm3
|Weight:||4.6 ounces, 130 grams||Serial No:||00017718|
|Batteries:||2*CR2032||Date of manufacture:||mth 05 year 1996|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Taiwan (C)|
|Precision:||10||Integrated circuits:|| CPU: Toshiba T6M83
RAM: Samsung KM681000
Display: Toshiba T6361
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
The PS-6560i replaced the earlier PS-6500 within one year. Please notice that the featured PS-6560i was manufactured in Taiwan, while we know the PS-6500 manufactured in Thailand. Nevertheless, the functionality changes between the two Peresonal Organizers are minor:
|• Using the
cradle to synchronize
data was optimized.
• The display of the organizer supporting 4 lines by 24 characters was
enhanced with a greenish backlite feature called Indiglo.
The PS-6565i Personal Organizer & PC Connectivity Kit bundled the PS-6560i with the PS-6155.
LCD screen of the PS-6560i displays only 4 lines by 24 characters. Unfortunately
the characters are difficult to read. Compare it yourself with the crystal clear
letters of the PS-6700.
Everything else of the PS-6560i seems to be identical with the PS-6500. It took another year until the PocketMate 200 appeared with a better keyboard layout.
the PS-6560i reveals no surprises, the printed circuit board (PCB) looks very
similiar to the PS-6500 and the main Integrated Circuits (ICs) are identical. A
Toshiba - Z-80 based - T6M83 microcontroller surrounded by 128k RAM, 64k ROM and a display controller.
The related PS-6460i and PS-6360i use an identical PCB but got smaller memory chips assembled.
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© Joerg Woerner, January 17, 2002. No reprints without written permission.