DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments Electronic Passport to the World
|Date of introduction:||1991||Display technology:|
|New price:||$40.00 (1992)||Display size:||n.a.|
|Size:|| 7.8" x 5.2" x
198 x 132 x 42 mm3
|Weight:||9.0 ounces, 254 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||4*AA cells||Date of manufacture:||wk 21 year 1992|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||USA|
|Precision:||Integrated circuits:|| TSP50C11 (CMM11039),
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
|Download manual:||(US: 1.4M Bytes)|
are right, this is definite not an electronic calculator. This Passport to the
World board game in its
huge 12.5" x 19.5" x
3.0" box demonstrates the possibilities of the speech technology introduced with the Speak
& Spell and later improved and cost-optimized with the Super
Speak & Spell.
The picture at the right gives you an impression of the 24" x 19" global board, the small airplanes and the passport stamps you get in addition to the PASSPORT Flight Computer. This computer stores more than 10000 questions related to the 6 areas of the earth. The computer may ask you: What is the language spoken in Madrid? Chinese? English? Spanish? If your answer is correct, you'll get one of the passport stamps otherwise you will loose one. Ages 9 and up.
Dismantling this PASSPORT Flight Computer manufactured in May 1992 by Texas Instruments in the United States reveals a printed circuit board (PCB) with a very cost effective design.
The single sided PCB is centered around just two Integrated Circuits:
• TSP50C11/CMM11039: TSP50C50 VSP (Voice Synthesis Processor) with 8-bit microcontroller and
16k Bytes Mask ROM for both program and voice and 128 Bytes + 16 Nibbles Bits RAM
• TSP60C81/CMM81006: VSM (Voice Synthesis Memory) with 1024k Bits
Don't miss some toys for toddlers using similar technology: The Discovery Depot, Listen & Learn, Magic Clown, Magic Sorter, My Own Playphone and the Talking Storytime Sorter.
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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.