DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-36X SOLAR
|Date of introduction:||1993||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||Display size:||10 +2|
|Size:|| 5.7" x 2.8" x 0.55"
146 x 72 x 14 mm3
|Weight:||3.0 ounces, 84 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||n.a.||Date of manufacture:||mth 03 year 1996|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Italy|
|Precision:||12||Integrated circuits:||Toshiba T6A57|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
|Download manual:||(UK: 3.7M Bytes)|
In 1993 Texas Instruments introduced a new design that replaced both the TI-68 look of the earlier TI-36X Solar and the boxy design of the TI-30 Stat calculator.
The smooth shape together with rubber-like keys was used on 5 different calculators:
| 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
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Dismantling the TI-36X SOLAR reveals a novel construction based on a rubber keyboard pressing on a flexible printed circuit board (PCB) with an attached rigid board holding a Toshiba T6A57 single-chip calculator circuit.
Simply by comparing the designation of the integrated circuits of the calculators you'll get the early X-family:
| T6A57 TI-36X SOLAR
T6A59 TI-40X Galaxy
T6A60 TI-9X Galaxy
Read more about the Logarithm Bug and its side effect on the related yx function present in this calculator.
In the year 1996 the design of these calculators was changed again. View the updated TI-36X Solar here.
| ANYLITE solar power
Operates in low light; never needs batteries.
One- and two-variable statistics
Includes results for linear regression and trend line
Adds, subtracts, multiplies, and divides fractions
entered in traditional numerator/denominator
10 English/Metric Conversions
8 physical constants
An identical calculator was sold by Radio Shack with the EC-4043.
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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.