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Texas Instruments Le Super Livre Magique
|Date of introduction:||1989||Display technology:||n.a.|
|New price:||Display size:|
|Size:|| 11.6" x 11.7" x
295 x 298 x 69 mm3
|Weight:||30.9 ounces, 876 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||4*AA cells||Date of manufacture:||wk 38 year 1990|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||USA|
|Precision:||Integrated circuits:|| TSP50C42/CSM42023,
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
Nothing else than a blue-green colored Touch & Discover with French voices stored in the Speech-ROM's.
The toy is intended for players ages 2 to 5.
Dismantling this Le Super Livre Magique manufactured in September 1990 by Texas Instruments in the United States reveals a very well engineered printed circuit board (PCB) with just two Integrated Circuits:
• TSP50C42/CSM42023: 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/CMM19025: VSM (Voice Synthesis Memory) with 256k Bits
Two extension modules with 16 additional activities, each were available in France:
|• Les animaux (red)
• Les sports (purple)
Each expansion pack contains a cartridge and a set of
educational Disney picture panels.
The cartridge itself uses a Speech-ROM TSP60C21 with a capacity of 256k Bits connected to the expansion port of the Le Super Livre Magique.
Don't miss the El Super Libro Mágico with its wonderful Spanish language and the Italian speaking Super Libro Parlante.
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© Joerg Woerner, January 30, 2005. No reprints without written permission.