TI-80

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TI-80
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Type Graphing calculator
Manufacturer Texas Instruments
Introduced 1995
Discontinued 1998
Successor TI-73 series
Calculator
Entry mode D.A.L.
Precision 13
Display size 64×48 pixels, 16×8 characters
CPU
Processor Proprietary (on board a Toshiba T6M53A ASIC)
Frequency 980 kHz
Programming
User memory 7 KB of RAM
Other
Power supply 2 CR2032 batteries
Weight 106 grams (3.7 oz)
Dimensions 163 mm × 71 mm × 15 mm (6.4 in × 2.8 in × 0.60 in)

TI-80 is a graphing calculator made by Texas Instruments. It was originally designed in 1995 to be used at a middle school level (grades 6-8).

The TI-80 featured a 48 x 64 dot-matrix display with a 5 x 3 pixel font, which is the smallest screen of any TI graphing calculator. It also featured the slowest processor (980 kHz proprietary) of any TI graphing calculator. Additionally, the TI-80 had the processor on board a Toshiba T6M53A ASIC, unlike later calculators like the TI-83, TI-83 Plus, and TI-84 Plus which had separate ASIC and processor chips in certain models. In comparison, the TI-81, released in 1990, featured a 2 MHz Zilog Z80 processor. However, the TI-80 did feature 7 KB of RAM (compared with the TI-81's 2.4 KB). The TI-80 also had more built-in functions than the TI-81 (such as list and table functions, as well as fraction and decimal conversions). Like the TI-81, the TI-80 did not feature a link port. The TI-80 was also the only graphing calculator to use 2 CR2032 lithium batteries (instead of the standard 4 AAA batteries with a lithium backup battery).

Since its release, it has been superseded by the superior TI-73 and TI-73 Explorer. The TI-80 was discontinued in 1998, when it was replaced by the TI-73.

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External links[edit]

  • DataMath - DataMath Calculator Museum on the TI-80