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Texas Instruments TI-30XS MultiView™ EZ-Spot

Date of introduction:  May 9, 2007
 Available: Jun. 4, 2007
Display technology:  LCD dot matrix
New price:  $20.00 (SRP 2008) Display size:  4 * 16 characters
 (5 * 19 for menus)
Size:  6.8" x 3.2" x 0.6"
 172 x 83 x 15 mm³
   
Weight:  4.2 ounces, 120 grams Serial No:  
Batteries:  Solar cells + CR2032 Date of manufacture:  mth 02 year 2008 (B)
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  China (K)
Precision:  13 Integrated circuits:  
Memories:  7    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

TI-30XS_MVY_BACK.jpg (180071 Byte)To reduce theft of this new school-owned TI-30XS MultiView calculator, Texas Instruments introduced  in 2007 the EZ-Spot Teacher Packs with a bright, easy-to-spot, "school bus yellow" back cover and slide case. 

In addition, each unit's faceplate is inscribed with the words, "SCHOOL PROPERTY."

TI-30XS_MVY_PCB.jpg (320267 Byte)Dismantling the TI-30XS MultiView reveals a pretty common construction with two printed circuit boards (PCB's). The main PCB hides the single-chip calculating circuit under a small protection blob of black epoxy and drives the graphing display with a heat sealed fine-pitch connector. The keyboard makes use of a much simpler second PCB and a heat sealed connector, too. The prominent SR-21 designation on the main PCB proves that this calculator was manufacturered by Kinpo Electronics, Inc., a famous company located in Taiwan and doing calculator production for well established companies like Texas Instruments, Hewlett Packard, Casio, Canon and Citizen. 

Texas Instruments announced on March 1st, 2010 the TI-84 Plus Operating System version 2.53MP with MathPrint™ mode for free download. The OS 2.53MP enables users to input and view math symbols and formulas, including stacked fractions, in their handhelds exactly as the equations appear in textbooks.

 

 

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© Joerg Woerner, October 21, 2007. No reprints without written permission.