TI LCD Programmer 1981

The TI LCD Programmer is a very unusual calculator doing math not only on the base-10 system like our natural life but on base-8 and base-16, too. Long before SW-engineeres got nice languages like JAVA or C++ they were used to program the microcontrollers in their native assembler languages. The only operations such a microcontroller is executing, are simple instructions to manipulate data. With the TI Programmer you could simulate these operations, e.g. AND, OR, XOR and SHIFT's in the dataformat of modern microcontrollers (hex or base-16) or oldfashioned minicomputers (octal or base-8). 

Type, Precision, Input mode Logic, 8 BCD digits, no exponent, Algebraic
Programmable No
Memory One register. permanent memory
Display 8 digit 7 segment black&white LCD, separate sign

Special features A specialized version for programmers: Supports decimal, hex and octal number display (but not binary). There's one shift operation,  a 1's and 2's complement and AND, OR and XOR operations. However, these feature come nowhere close to the HP-16C.

Original Pricing, Production Introduced 1982 (50$)
Batteries 2x small button sized cells
Dimensions Length 14.8cm, Width 7.8cm, Height 2.5cm
Links See Datamath Museum.

Comment The housing is very similar to the TI-55-II. See also the HP-16C which was also introduced 1982.

Kindly dontaed by  Francis Hookham

Manufacturer: Texas Instruments
Date: 1982

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH31231. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

TI LCD Programmer 1981


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