DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments La Super Dictée Magique
|Date of introduction:||1991||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||Display size:||9 alphanumeric|
|Size:|| 10.0" x 7.0" x 1.3"
254 x 177 x 34 mm3
|Weight:||16.7 ounces, 474 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||4*C cells||Date of manufacture:||wk 29 year 1992|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||USA|
|Precision:||Integrated circuits:|| TSP50C42 (CSM42027),
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
This wonderful hybrid uses the housing of the original Speak & Spell from 1980 with the modern electronics of the first Super Speak & Spell.
The English speaking sibling of this French talking La Super Dictée Magique was called Super Speak & Spell, too. In Italy we know the Grillo Parlante Piu, with the El Loro Parlanchin and El Loro Profesor two Spanish versions were introduced.
Tired of the blue line? Believe it or not, customers in China enjoyed already in 1990 their own "Professor" in bright red colors.
this La Super Dictée
Magique manufactured in July 19921 by Texas Instruments in the United States reveals a
very well engineered printed circuit board (PCB) with three
TSP50C50 VSP (Voice Synthesis Processor) with 8-bit microcontroller and
8k Bytes Mask ROM for both program and voice and 128 Bytes + 16 Nibbles RAM
• TSP60C19/CMM19031: VSM (Voice Synthesis Memory) with 256k Bits
• Hitachi HD44780: LCD Controller for monochrome dot matrix liquid crystal display with 8-bit Interface
The main differences between the different Super Speak & Spell siblings are the Speech-ROMs:
• La Super Dictée Magique: TSP50C42/CSM42027, CMM19031
• Grillo Parlante Piu: TSP50C42/CSM42030, CMM19035
• El Loro Parlanchin: TSP50C42/CSM42031, CMM19036
• Super Speak & Spell (91): TSP50C42/CSM42030, CMM19048
• El Loro Profesor: TSP50C42/CSM42031, CMM19054
The toy is intended for players ages 6 to 11.
Two different La Super Dictée Magique Cartridge Libraries are known:
|Anglais 1||300||Contains words in everyday use. Helps to master the spelling of a basic French vocabulary.|
|No2||200||Advanced vocabulary to challenge children and adults.||
(FR: 0.5M Bytes)
Please find the manuals of the listed modules in the Download
Section of the Datamath Calculator Museum.
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© Joerg Woerner, March 16, 2004. No reprints without written permission.