DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-30X IIB
|Date of introduction:||2000||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||$13.99||Display size:||11 characters and 10 +2|
|Size:|| 6.1" x 3.2" x 0.6"
154 x 83 x 15 mm³
|Weight:||3.3 ounces, 94 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||CR2025 (60µA)||Date of manufacture:||mth 04 year 2002 (C)|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||China (N)|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
Texas Instruments stopped in 2000 the production of
the then new two-line calculators TI-30X
IIB, TI-30X IIS, TI-34
II, and TI-40 Collège
II and announced a replacement offer running through January 31,
Please read more about the Logarithm Bug and its side effect on the related yx function present in the early models of these calculators.
The featured calculator was manufactured in April 2002 by
contract manufacturer Nam Tai
Electronics, Inc. in China and should be "bug free".
Dismantling the TI-30X IIB reveals a typical design of a calculator developed in 1999. The single-chip calculator circuit is bonded directly to a high-quality printed circuit board (PCB) while the keyboard makes use of a much simpler PCB. Most of Nam Tai's calculators make use of a Phenolic PCB for the keyboard, the raw material is much cheaper than the Fibreglass PCB used by e.g. Kinpo Electronics, Inc.
In 2004 Texas Instruments introduced a new design line with a really prominent name plate and some modern applications like an aluminium bezel around the display. Don't miss the the new TI-30X IIB.
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© Joerg Woerner, January 16, 2009. No reprints without written permission.