DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-60 (1st design)
|Date of introduction:||1986||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||$50.00 (SRP 1988)||Display size:||10 (7+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 20 year 1987|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Italy|
|Precision:||13||Integrated circuits:||CD4815, CD4614|
|Program steps:||84-7||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
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The TI-60 Advanced Scientific calculator is somewhat different from the other members of the second generation slanted family. If you compare it with the TI-55 III you will notice first a black instead of a silver housing and second another display.
All other slanted calculators offer you a mantissa of 8 digits and 2 exponents, the TI-60 uses 10 digits to display either the mantissa or combine 7 digits mantissa and 2 exponents. The reason is the enhanced precision of internal calculations, here you get similar performance like the TI-62 and TI-65 of the Galaxy line.
The TI-60 is one of the famous "nearly programmable" calculators, you can store up to 84 key-codes in a permanent memory shared with the storage place for the statistical calculations and user memory.
the calculator you'll find once again the two-chip design of most slanted calculators
that allowed more
features compared to the slimline series.
Instead of the two TP0456 based chips of the TI-55-II you'll find here a TP0458 Master with a TP0456 Slave chip.
The design of the TI-60 was changed in 1990 slightly, please compare the bottom line of a later TI-60:
|• 1986: ADVANCED SCIENTIFIC
• 1990: PROGRAMMABLE SCIENTIFIC
There are no differences between the TI-60 manufactured in Italy or an US-built TI-60.
If you are interested in the calculating accuracy of scientific calculators don't miss the Calculator forensics.
Like usual there is a counterpart for financial purposes,
don't miss the rare BA-III calculator.
If you have additions to the above article please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
© Joerg Woerner, October 26, 2007. No reprints without written permission.