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Texas Instruments TI-36X SOLAR

Date of introduction:  1991 Display technology:  LCD
New price:   Display size:  10 + 2
Size:  5.3" x 2.8" x 0.45"    
Weight:  2.5 ounces Serial No:  
Batteries:  n.a. Date of manufacture:  mth 25 year 1991
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Italy
Precision:  12 Integrated circuits:  Toshiba T6A57
Memories:  3    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

The TI-36X SOLAR is an enhanced version of the original TI-36 SOLAR with a styling similar to the TI-68 calculator. The TI-35X introduced in the same year lacked the solar cells.

TI-36XSolar_3_PCB.jpg (74958 Byte)Dismantling the TI-36X SOLAR reveals no big surprises. We know similiar constructions from e.g. the TI-31 SOLAR introduced in 1988.

A design variation of this calculator changed the colours of the +, -, *, /-keys from blue to grey. Don't miss the second TI-36X SOLAR.

In 1993 this successful calculator was discontinued. Texas Instruments introduced a complete new family in a smoother housing:

TI-30X  New display with 10 + 2 digits, 3 memories
TI-30X SOLAR With Anylite solar-cells
TI-35X  Adds 2-dim statistics and hex-calculations
TI-36X SOLAR  With Anylite solar-cells

Read more about the Logarithm Bug and its side effect on the related yx function present in this calculator.

 



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

Joerg Woerner, June 13, 2003. No reprints without written permission.