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Solid State Software Modules™

 

The TI-58 and TI-59 calculators introduced a novelty, the Solid State Software Modules™ with up to 5000 program steps. On the backside of the TI-58/59 you'll note a small lid with a place for a module. 

The Master Library, known as "Module -1-", with 25 different programs was included with the TI-58, TI-58C, and TI-59. Twelve additional Solid State Software Modules™, known as "Module -2- to -13-" were available from Texas Instruments as Standard Modules.

Due to the innovative module concept this calculator was used a lot for application specific purposes. To give an idea of this products view the six insurance fee calculators from Agrippina, Allianz , Lloyd, LVM, Nordstern, and Victoria. Don't miss the Bossard, CAL-Q-TAX, EDF, incotax, tax planner and Chrysler calculators. The Pool Water Analysis module used a standard TI-58C with a keyboard mask instead the customized keyboard arrangements of the above mentioned products, while the Kodak Q-700 Program Adapter used a snap-on protection cover for the TI-59. Some of these Commercial Applications were available as a complete solution including the calculator or just the plain Solid State Software Modules™.

We know few Government Applications, e.g. the USMC Harrier Flight computer and some odd modules for the M29 81mm Mortar labelled "Special Situation".

Don't miss the even greater program collection for the TI-59 resulting from the Professional Program Exchange (PPX-59) initiative started in 1978.

The Solid State Software Modules™ are featured in the Texas Instruments Incorporated bulletins 1033659, 1105618 and 1103793 dated 1979, 1980 resp. 1981.




 

Standard
Modules

Description / Application

IC /
ROM-Code
Price Module Manual Reference Guide
 -1-
Master Library TMC0541 free SSSM_01.jpg (39474 Byte)
(US: 18.0 MByte)

(US: 2.9 MByte)
 -2-
Applied Statistics TMC0542 $40 SSSM_02.jpg (40439 Byte)
(US: 22.9 MByte)
 

(US: 3.6 MBytekB)
 -3-
Real Estate Investment TMC0543 $40 SSSM_03.jpg (48166 Byte)
(US: 19.0 MByte)

(US: 2.8 MByte)
 -4-
Surveying
TMC0544
$40
(US: 17.9 MByte)
 
(US: 4.8 MByte) 
 -5-
Marine Navigation TMC0545 $40 SSSM_05.jpg (39785 Byte)
(US: 22.1 MByte)

(US: 3.8 MByte)
 -6-
Aviation TMC0546 $40 SSSM_06.jpg (37934 Byte)
(US: 24.8 MByte)

(US: 3.6 MByte) 
 -7-
Leisure Library TMC0547 $40 SSSM_07.jpg (54818 Byte)
(US: 13.9 MByte)

(US: 3.4 MByte)
 -8-
Securities Analysis TMC0548 $40 SSSM_08.jpg (41645 Byte)
(US: 18.9 MByte)

(US: 3.0 MByte)
 -9-
Business Decisions TMC0549 $40 SSSM_09.jpg (39101 Byte)
(US: 21.5 MByte)
 
(US: 2.5 MByte) 
 -10-
Math Utilities
TMC0550
$40
(US: 16.3 MByte)

(US: 3.3 MByte)
 -11-
Electrical Engineering TMC0551 $40 SSSM_11.jpg (40086 Byte)
(US: 23.7 MByte)
 

(US: 2.8 MByte)
 -12- Agriculture
TMC0554
$55  
(US: 3.7 MByte) 
 -12- Surveying / Italy
tbd
tbd      
 -13- Structural Engineering
TMC0553
$55 SSSM_SE.jpg (83328 Byte)  
 -13-
RPN Simulator TMC0555 $40 SSSM_13.jpg (39441 Byte)
(US: 7.0 MByte)
 
 -16-
Loran-C Navigation TMC0540
ZA5526
tbd
(US: 1.9 MByte)
 

 

Commercial Applications

Description / Application

IC /
ROM-Code
Price Module Manual Reference Guide
Reynolds COMPEG 2001 TMC0540
ZA5501
n.a. SSSM_COMPEG.jpg (32866 Byte)    
Lloyd Insurance Fee TMC0540
ZA5505
n.a. SSSM_Llloyd.jpg (16749 Byte)    
SCHENCK Balancing Module CAB TMC0540
ZA5507
n.a. SSSM_SchenckBAL.jpg (93323 Byte)    
IMCO DrilMod Mud Drill TMC0540
ZA5511
n.a. SSSM_IMCO.jpg (60197 Byte)    
WHITE TRUCKS
Truck application calculator TMC0540
ZA5514
n.a.     
(US: 3.9 MByte) 
EDF EEC-5- Energy calculator TMC0540
ZA5528
n.a.    
Allianz Leben 1 Insurance Fee TMC0540
ZA5535
n.a. SSSM_Allianz-1.jpg (90725 Byte)    
Schenk NAVIPROG 2000 TMC0540
ZA5537
n.a. SSSM_SCHENK.jpg (14112 Byte)    
Olin Corporation Pool Water Analysis TMC0540
ZA5539
$45 SSSM_PWA.jpg (74421 Byte)    
Nordstern Insurance Fee TMC0540
ZA5542
n.a.      
REC-20 Real Estate Calculator TMC0540
ZA5548
n.a.      
Agrippina Insurance Fee TMC0540
CD5555
n.a.    
Kodak Q-700 Program Adapter TMC0540
ZA5557
n.a. SSSM_KodakQ.jpg (60165 Byte)    
Sanilabel Energy calculator TMC0540
ZA5595
n.a. SSSM_SANI.jpg (90248 Byte)    
MOD TEN College Funding calculator TMC0540
ZA5595
n.a.    
Bossard Screw Connections TMC0540
CD5611
n.a.      
COMP-U-SPEC
Truck Specification Program TMC0540
CD5628
n.a. SSSM_TruckSpec.jpg (87843 Byte)    
(US: 1.9 MByte) 
WG&L tax planner Income Tax 1981, 1982 TMC0540
CD5649
n.a.    
Computational Technology Implant Power Calculation / SRK TMC0540
CD5650
n.a.    
WG&L tax planner Income Tax 1983, 1984 TMC0540
CD5704
n.a. SSSM_WGL.jpg (12039 Byte)    
Allianz 2 Insurance Fee TMC0540
CD5713
n.a. SSSM_Allianz.jpg (12122 Byte)    
Scot Ware CL 4 Coomercial Cooling Load Calculation TMC0540 $495 SSSM_SCOT_CL4.jpg (40181 Byte)    
Victoria Insurance Fee
TMC0540
n.a.      

 

Government Applications

Description / Application

IC /
ROM-Code
Price Module Manual Reference Guide
USMC Harrier Flight Computer
TMC0540
ZA5502
n.a.    
USMC AV-8C
Flight Computer TMC0540
CD5661
n.a. SSSM_AV-8C.jpg (5330 Byte)
(US: 8.6 MByte)
 
M29 81mm Mortar   TMC0540
CD5642
n.a. SSSM_11785345.jpg (44955 Byte)    
M29 81mm Mortar
Special Situation
  TMC0540
n.a. SSSM_11784975.jpg (44976 Byte)    

 

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