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Texas Instruments Le Zoo Magique
|Date of introduction:||1990||Display technology:|
|New price:||Display size:||n.a.|
|Size:||13.4" x 13.4" x 3.7"|
|Weight:||2 pounds 11 ounces||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||4*AA cells||Date of manufacture:||mth 07 year 1991|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||China (A)|
|Precision:||Integrated circuits:||TSP50C11 (CSM11xxx)|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
Nothing else than a French edition of the Talking Peek-A-Boo Zoo.
Dismantling this Peek-A-Boo Zoo manufactured in 1991 by (or for) Texas Instruments in China reveals a technology very similar to the various Touch & Talkies. The design of the Peek-A-Boo Zoo is centered around a TSP50C11 Voice Synthesis Processor (VSP) and makes use of just one Integrated Circuit:
|• TSP50C11/CSM11xxx: TSP50C50 VSP (Voice Synthesis Processor) with 8-bit microcontroller and 16k Bytes Mask ROM for both program and voice and 128 Bytes + 16 Nibbles RAM|
The toy is intended for toddlers ages 9 to 36 month.
The toy was available in a lot of different languages:
• American Voice:
• Spanish Voice: El Zoo Mágico
• French Voice: Le Zoo Magique
• British Voice: Talking Peep-O Zoo
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© Joerg Woerner, February 2, 2005. No reprints without written permission.