Programmable calculator to have optional output printer
On the market as of October 1975, Texas Instruments' SR-52 - a magnetic-card
handheld programmable calculator - will be joined by a printing unit early
Introduced at $395, the SR-52 comes to market at just half the price of
Hewlett-Packard's HP-65. In addition, the SR-52 can store up to 224 program
steps on a single magnetic card. (The HP-65 stores 100 steps.) Twenty
independent addressable memory registers permit addition, subtraction,
multiplication, and division of any displayed quantity with any memory
register without affecting the keyboard calculations.
Like TI's other calculator products, the SR-52 features algebraic entry
problems to be entered exactly the way they are written. Complex expressions
are handled through a three-level heirarchyy combined with nine levels
Ten different decision instructions and five user-set flags allow the user
to program segments automatically without interruption.
Other features include ten user-defined keys and 72 user-defined labels.
While any portion of a program may be called by an absolute address number,
these keys and labels permit prompt and unique identification and callout
of any pertinent program segment. Indirect addressing, decrement-and-skip
on zero, and two levels of subroutines provide additional programming
With the SR-52's 23 preprogrammed key functions, trig and logs, powers and
roots, factorials, reciprocals, three conversions, and pi are exercised
from the keyboard.
In addition to an operating guide and owner's manual, the SR-52 package
includes a card case, diagnostic programs for testing the SR-52, head
cleaner, and a library of prerecorded programs on magnetic cards.
Using prerecorded programs can significantly shorten calculation time.
With a prerecorded card, the SR-52 may be tailored to perform highly
specialized functions. For example, from the Basic Library, the SR-52
can be preprogrammed to solve many types of problems such as quadratic
equations, hyperbolic functions, permutations and combinations, means
and moments, trend line analysis, compound interest and annuity.
Contact Texas Instruments, Inc., P.O. Box 5012, M/S 84, Dallas, Tex. 75222