DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments Constant Memory Module
|Date of introduction:|| Never
(Announced: May 1982)
|New price:||MSRP: $50.00||Display size:|
|Size:|| 1.3" x 1.25" x 0.55"
33 x 32 x 14 mm3
|Weight:||0.45 ounces, 13 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||LF-1/2W||Date of manufacture:||wk 37 year 1982|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||USA (ATA)|
|Program steps:||0-1184||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
The Constant Memory Module was developed by Texas Instruments for its TI-88 Programmable calculator system and available as an option the calculator.
Don't miss earlier versions of the Constant Memory Modules
included with TI-88 calculators from the DVT
(Design Validation Test) and EVT
(Engineering Validation Test) builds.
Dismantling this Constant Memory Module manufactured in September 1982 by Texas Instruments in their Abilene, Texas facility reveals a printed circuit board (PCB) to accommodate up to two TP0531/TP0532 Memory Chips. The PCB is populated with two TP0531 Read/Write Memories (RAMs) with a capacity of 4,800 Bits or 600 Bytes, each and a Sanyo 3 Volts lithium battery from the type LF-1/2W with 24.0 mm diameter and a thickness of 3.0 mm - matching today's CR2430 cells.
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