DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-56
|Date of introduction:||1986||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||Display size:||8 + 2|
|Size:|| 5.8" x 2.8" x 0.85"
147 x 72 x 22 mm3
|Weight:||3.0 ounces, 84 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||2*LR44||Date of manufacture:||wk 47 year 1985|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Italy|
|Precision:||11||Integrated circuits:||TP0456/CD4555, CD4556|
|Program steps:||56-0||Courtesy of:||Andreas Tabak|
In 1986 Texas Instruments changed the design of the "Slanted Calculators" slightly. If you compare this TI-56 with the previous TI-56 focus yourself on the position of the TI logo.
We know from other TI consumer products like the entire Speak & Spell line a similar movement in the corporate identity during the year 1986.
1985 and 1986 Texas Instruments created an amazing number of different designs
in the "Second Generation - Slanted LCD" calculator series just by
moving production to Original Equipment
Manufacturers (OEMs) in Far East, moving manufacturing
back to their own facilities and revising the design. Please click on the
picture at the right as a switchboard to all known versions of the Second
Generation Slanted LCD calculators.
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© Joerg Woerner, May 13, 2002. No reprints without written permission.