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Texas Instruments Magic-Ball "Der sprechende Spielball"
|Date of introduction:||1990||Display technology:|
|New price:||Display size:||n.a.|
|Size:|| 6.1" x 6.1" x
155 x 155 x 155 mm3
|Weight:||18.7 ounces, 530 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||4*AA cells||Date of manufacture:||mth 08 year 1990|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||China (A)|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
Nothing else than a German speaking Listen & Learn Farm Animals.
Dismantling a similar Magic Melody manufactured in 1992 by (or for) Texas Instruments in China reveals a technology very similar to the various Touch & Talkies. The design of the Magic Melody Tell 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|
Don't miss the French La Balle Magique and the Spanish La Bola Mágica using the same yellow housing.
The toy is intended for toddlers ages 6 to 36 month.
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© Joerg Woerner, November 12, 2003. No reprints without written permission.