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Texas Instruments TI-62 Galaxy   

Date of introduction:  1986 Display technology:  LCD
New price:   Display size:  10 + 2
Size:  3.5" x 5.7" x 0.8"    
Weight:  4.0 ounces Serial No:  
Batteries:  2*LR44 Date of manufacture:  wk 29 year 1987
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Italy
Precision:  13 Integrated circuits:  CD4810, CD4811
Memories:  1-10    
Program steps:  100-42 Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

The TI-62 Galaxy is a quite interesting calculator within the Galaxy-line. In addition to the functions of e.g. a TI-37 Galaxy it adds the programmability of a TI-57-II. 

From the technology use this calculator is an interesting composition:

Housing similar to the Galaxy
Keys like the later TI-68
Calculator chips from Texas Instruments, not Toshiba

Galaxy62_PCB.jpg (568001 Byte)Dismantling this TI-62 Galaxy manufactured in July 1987 by Texas Instruments in Rieti, Italy reveals an interesting design based on a two TP0485 Microcontroller used in a Master-Slave Architecture known from the second generation slanted TI-60 calculator introduced in the same year.

One year later Texas Instruments introduced the black TI-65 Technical Analyst using a dark grey housing.

If you are interested in the calculating accuracy of scientific calculators don't miss the Calculator forensics.

 


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

Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.