DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-58 Marine Navigation
|Date of introduction:||1979||Display technology:||LED-stick|
|New price:||DM 550.00||Display size:||10 (8 + 2)|
|Size:|| 6.4" x 3.2" x
162 x 81 x 37 mm3
|Weight:||8.5 ounces, 240 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||Date of manufacture:|
|AC-Adapter:||DC9105||Origin of manufacture:|
|Precision:||13||Integrated circuits:||TMC0501E, TMC0582, TMC0583, TMC0571, 2*TMC0598|
|Program steps:||480-0||Courtesy of:||Peter Muckermann|
Introduced together with the legendary TI-59 these 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 notice a small lid with a place for a module.
of the Master
Library found in the standard TI-58 calculator this rare
Marine Navigation version uses a specialized module with navigation related
programs. The calculator was mounted in a expensive wooden box and equipped with
a DC-converter for usage on a boat.
The Marine Navigation calculator was sold by Texas Instruments. Bobby Schenk developed already in the year 1977 with the NAVI 2000 the first navigation computer based on the TI-58. Don't miss the USMC HARRIER calculator developed by McDonnell Douglas Aircraft company.
If you have additions to the above article please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
© Joerg Woerner, May 5, 2002. No reprints without written permission.