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Texas Instruments TI-36 SOLAR (Taiwan)
|Date of introduction:||1987||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||Display size:||10 + 2|
|Size:|| 5.3" x 2.8" x
134 x 71 x 11 mm3
|Weight:||2.7 ounces, 76 grams||Serial No:||0013185|
|Batteries:||n.a.||Date of manufacture:||mth 07 year 1990|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Taiwan (I)|
|Precision:||12||Integrated circuits:||Toshiva T7768|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
|Download leaflet:||(US: 1.1 MByte)||Download manual:||(US: 4.2 MByte)|
TI-36 SOLAR manufactured by Inventec
Corporation in Taiwan uses smaller solar cells than the original design. In
addition we noticed slight changes in the color scheme of the keys and
Dismantling the TI-36 SOLAR reveals a robust construction with a rigid display frame and a high quality keyboard construction. The printed circuit board (PCB) looks very typical for a far-east design of the 80s and makes use of a Toshiba T7768 single-chip calculator circuit.
The TI-36 SOLAR was manufactured both in Italy and Taiwan. We found no differences between this model assembled in Taiwan and a TI-36 SOLAR from Italy.
The successor of this calculator could be found with the TI-36X SOLAR.
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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.