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EE*Pro Electrical Engineering Software
Posted on 4 August 1998, 11:37 GMT

Texas Instruments has formed an alliance with da Vinci Technologies Group, Inc. to create applications for the TI-89 and TI-92 Plus graphing calculators.

The first of these applications is EE*Pro, which is divided into three sections of analysis, equations, and reference to help students and professionals of electrical engineering solve problems. The user interface is menu driven which shows the organization of topics and sub-topics. The equation section has over 700 equations and the reference section gives you access to data commonly used by professionals.

EE*Pro is expected to sell in the U.S. for $75 through the TI web site, and should be available this winter. For more information, please check out the EE*Pro Electrical Engineering Software homepage.


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Re: EE*Pro Electrical Engineering Software
José Cardona

I will like to see a PSpice program for the TI-92+.

     19 September 1998, 18:47 GMT

Re: Re: EE*Pro Electrical Engineering Software
(Web Page)

I agree 100%. I want PSpice for the 92 or 92 plus. Heck, I would buy the 89 also if they said they would do it. I was really dissapointed at the thenevin and norton program for the TI. I thought you would be able to add more elements and then it would solve. For those who care I am and EE major at VCU. I also want to state for the records $75 for EE*Pro, EE*Stinks. I really want the program, but from what I have seen on the site, it has not convinced me to spend my very limited money on it. Warez sites will be busy all day long with people pirating this software.

     28 October 1998, 06:20 GMT

Re: EE*Pro Electrical Engineering Software
Ahmed El-Helw
(Web Page)

I was just curious, even though I don't have a 92 or a 92+, how TI sells this, even though people can give it out or "warez" it in a sense, since it is not hardware? Or will it work on a specific calculator? Would someone clarify this?

     5 August 1998, 01:40 GMT

Re: Re: EE*Pro Electrical Engineering Software
Bryan Rabeler
(Web Page)

First, this is for the TI-89 and TI-92 Plus, not the TI-92. Maybe TI will use the serial # that is unique to each calculator and somehow make version s that only works for a particular serial #.

     5 August 1998, 02:34 GMT

Re: Re: Re: EE*Pro Electrical Engineering Software
David Phillips

*Everything* can be pirated or stolen. In my opinion, $75 is WAY too high for calculator software. You'd be lucky to get students to buy PC software for that much.

If it is sold for $75 or more, there will be very few buyers, and it will be pirated. And that pirating *won't* hurt their profits, contrary to what they would have you believe. They won't lose money if the people wouldn't have bought it in the first place.

If they sell software, for, say $25, people might actually buy it.

     5 August 1998, 08:03 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: EE*Pro Electrical Engineering Software

Actually $75 isn't so bad. If you consider that this is being targetted at college students and professionals, paying $75 for such a program is reasonable. People wanting to pirate such a program is even less likely.

And also...giving it away for free does cause a loss of profit.

     7 August 1998, 18:45 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: EE*Pro Electrical Engineering Software
David Martin

75 bucks!! I guess that TI has forgotten that most of its customers are students im high-school. i agree that 25 buck would be more reasonable

     7 August 1998, 19:12 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: EE*Pro Electrical Engineering Software
Nathan Haines
(Web Page)

Hmm, I disagree. The TI-89 is not targeted for high schoolers. The TI-8x calculators were hacked and then bought en masse by high schoolers, but the TI-85 was designed as an engineer or scientist's calculator.

The TI-82 was targeted for high schoolers. It's not until the TI-86 that the powerful calculators were targeted for high schoolers.

These are not Gameboys, these are powerful Z80-based calculators; now the TI-89 is Motorola-based, and it is still targeted for college students and engineers.

     8 August 1998, 06:51 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: EE*Pro Electrical Engineering Software
Jeremy Mullins

Why would you need Electrical Engineering software in high school?

I am in Computer Engineering (A combo of Compuer Science and EE) and would be willing to pay the price, IF the software is of a high enough quality and with enough content.

     8 August 1998, 19:05 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: EE*Pro Electrical Engineering Software

$75 is a little high though. That's how much the TI-92 plus upgrade is, and that also covers new hardware. It seems like it should be a little lower because it is just software. And it isn't a program. It's the entire calculator operating system (just in case you don't already know by now).

     23 April 1999, 23:03 GMT

Re: EE*Pro Electrical Engineering Software
Derik Mitchell

To those of you who are saying that $75 is too
much to pay for calculator software, have you all gone to the EE*Pro software description page? I'm a Computer Engineering Major and I can say that i would be willing to pay $75 for that powerful piece of software. Like the guy before me said, what do highschool students need it for anyway? That's beyond me!

     9 August 1998, 16:34 GMT

Re: EE*Pro Electrical Engineering Software
Luís Ferreira


     25 February 1999, 14:43 GMT

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