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TI-83 Plus
  • Introduction
  • Photos
  • Model Specifications
  • Official Information
  • Official Upgrades
  • ROM Versions
  • Unofficial Upgrades
  • BASIC Programming
  • Assembly Programming
  • Emulators
  • INTRODUCTION

    The TI-83 Plus is nearly identical to the TI-83, maintaining backward compatibility but greatly increasing available memory and allowing for flash-upgradable ROM and commercial calculator-based applications.

    PHOTOS

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    TI-83 Plus TI-83 Plus Blue Edition

    MODEL SPECIFICATIONS

    TI-83 Plus
    CPU 8 MHz ZiLOG Z80 (running at 6 MHz)
    Memory 32K RAM (24K RAM available to user), 160K Flash ROM
    Screen Size 96x64 pixels, 16x8 characters
    Link Port? Yes
    CBL/CBR Support? Yes
    ViewScreen Model Available? Yes
    TI-Presenter Compatible? Yes
    TI Keyboard Compatible? Yes
    TI-Navigator Compatible? Yes

    OFFICIAL INFORMATION

    » Official TI-83 Plus home page at Texas Instruments
    » TI Connect for the TI-83 Plus
    » TI-Graph Link for the TI-83 Plus
    » Guide Books from Texas Instruments
    » TI-83 Plus Manual
    » Bid Specifications
    » Graphing Calculator Comparison
    » TI Online Store

    OFFICIAL UPGRADES

    » TI-83 Plus FLASH Downloads.
    Download Handheld Software Applications (Apps) from Texas Instruments. These add many features to your TI-83 Plus including additional language support, StudyCards, text readers and many more.

    » TI-83 Plus ROM Downloads.
    Download ROM updates for your calculator from Texas Instruments. These updates typically fix bugs and or optimize features.

    » TI Connect
    The TI Connect is the latest link cable produced by TI. It has a higher data transfer rate than the TI-Graph Link cable. It's a USB cable and lets you transfer data files (such as programs) between your calculator and your computer.

    » TI-Graph Link
    The TI-Graph Link is the older link cable produced by TI. It does not have as high of data transfer rate, but it does work with almost all calculators. It connects to your serial port and like TI Connect is widely used to transfer data files (such as programs) between your calculator and your computer.

    ROM VERSIONS

    From time to time, TI will update the internal code of their calculators to work around bugs, optimize functions, and even add features. This results in several versions of each calculator in the marketplace. You can check the ROM version of your TI-83 Plus using the following key sequence and reading the number on your screen:

    [2nd] [MEM] [1]

    Known ROM versions:

    • 1.03 (17 Mar 1999)
    • 1.06
    • 1.08
    • 1.10
    • 1.12
    • 1.13
    • 1.14
    • 1.15
    • 1.16
    • 1.17
    • 1.18
    • 1.19

    UNOFFICIAL UPGRADES

    » Link Cables
    Link cables let you transfer data files (such as programs) between your calculator and your computer.

    » Power Extension Page
    The Power Extension instructions will show you how to use AA (instead of AAA) batteries without making any modifications to your calculator.

    BASIC PROGRAMMING

    BASIC programming on the TI-83 Plus is compatible with that of the TI-83.

    Books:

    » Programming the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus by Christopher Mitchell

    » Using the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus by Christopher Mitchell

    Online resources:

    » TI-82 BASIC Tips & Tricks Vol. 1 by David Dynes
    » The Vortex: Ti-83+ BASIC Programming by Wes Cronk
    » TI-83 Plus BASIC: A Beginners' Guide by Boris Cherny
    » TI-Basic Developer
    » Tutorials at TI-Freakware

    ASSEMBLY PROGRAMMING

    Assembly language programming capability is built into the TI-83 Plus. Assembly programs written for the TI-83 will not run without modification on the TI-83 Plus; some work is required to port TI-83 assembly programs to the TI-83 Plus.

    For software development, we recommend Brass, included with Doors CS, or SPASM.

    » The Guide by Jimi Malcolm
    » The Vortex: Ti-83+ Assembly Programming by Wes Cronk
    » TI-83 Assembly Logs Vol. 1 by Phil K
    » TI-83 Assembly Logs Vol. 2 by Phil K
    » TI-83 Assembly Logs Vol. 3 by Phil K
    » TI-83 Assembly Logs Vol. 4 by Phil K
    » TI-83 Assembly Logs Vol. 5 by Phil K
    » TI-83 Assembly Logs Vol. 6 by Phil K
    » TI-83 Assembly Logs Vol. 7 by Phil K
    » TI-83 Assembly Logs Vol. 8 by Phil K
    » Learn TI-83 Plus Assembly In 28 Days by Sean McLaughlin
    » Tutorials at TI-Freakware
    » WikiTI

    EMULATORS

    Several emulators are available to let you simulate TI calculators on your computer. To learn how to download a ROM image from your calculator, see our Emulators page.

    Emulator Software
    Name Platform   Calculator(s)
     jsTIfied Javascript/HTML5 Home Page  73  81  82  83  83+  83+ SE  84+  84+ SE  84+ C SE                   
      TilEm 2.x Windows Home Page  73   81   82   83   83+   83+ SE  84+   84+ SE    85   86                
      TilEm 2.x Unix Home Page  73   81   82   83   83+   83+ SE  84+   84+ SE    85   86                
      Virtual TI Windows       82  83  83+          85  86  89    92  92+       
      Virtual TI v3.0 Alpha Windows   73        83+  83+ SE                         
     Wabbitemu Windows, Mac Home Page    81  82  83  83+  83+ SE  84+  84+ SE  84+ C SE  85  86               

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