Additional Pictures 


The sales box of a Speak and Spell Version 3 sold in 1984 in the US.

This Speak & Spell Version 3 was manufactured in December 1983 by
Texas Instruments in Abilene, TX (Date code ATA 4983 wk 49 yr 1983).

The printed circuit board (PCB) of the Speak & Spell Version 3 is significantly
smaller than its predecessor.

The PCB of the Speak & Spell Version 3 is centered around a TMC0271 Microcontroller,
a TMC0281 Voice Synthesis Processor (VSP), a TMC0350/CD2350 Voice Synthesis Memory (VSM),
and a small power supply and 8 character VF-Display. Please notice the extra space for a second VSM.

Close-up view of the TMC0271 MCU.

Close-up view of the TMC0281 VSP. 

Close-up view of the TMC0350/CD2350 VSM.

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Joerg Woerner, November 26, 2020. No reprints without written permission.