Texas Instruments Super Libro Parlante

Date of introduction:  1989 Display technology:  n.a.
New price:   Display size:  
Size:  11.6" x 11.7" x  2.7" 
 295 x 298 x 69 mm3
Weight:  30.9 ounces, 876 grams Serial No:  
Batteries:  4*AA cells Date of manufacture:  wk 45 year 1990
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  USA
Precision:   Integrated circuits:  TSP50C42 (CSM42014),
 TSP60C19 (CMM19016) 
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner
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SuperLibroParlante_1.jpg (330469 Byte)Nothing else than a blue-green colored Touch & Discover distributed by Clementoni with Italian voices stored in the Speech-ROM's.

The toy is intended for players ages 2 to 5.

The idea of the product is simple: Switch the game on and wait for the instructions. The only thing you need is your fingertip.

Dismantling this Super Libro Parlante manufactured in November 1990 by Texas Instruments in the United States reveals a very well engineered printed circuit board (PCB) with just two Integrated Circuits:

TSP50C42/CSM42014: 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/CMM19016: VSM (Voice Synthesis Memory) with 256k Bits

Forty-six entertaining, educational activities featuring favorite Walt Disney characters were available for the Super Libro Parlante educational product. Fourteen of these activities come with the Super Libro Parlante and thirty-two activities were available in two expansion packs:

Modulo di Espansione N.1 (red)
Modulo di Espansione N.2 (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 Super Libro Parlante.

Don't miss the El Super Libro Mgico with its wonderful Spanish language and the French speaking Le Super Livre Magique.

List of all forty-six activities:

(Built In)
Activity New Discoveries Activity Advanced Discoveries Activity
1 La casa di Alice e Paolo 15   31  
2 La campagna 16   32  
3 Il viso della mamma 17   33  
4 La bambola di Alice 18   34  
5 I giocattoli di Paolo 19   35  
6 I vestiti di Paolo e del Pap  20   36  
7 Il giardino 21   37  
8 I vasetti di marmellata 22   38  
9  L'interno della casa 23   39  
10  La Camera di pap a mamma 24   40  
11  Il disegno di Paolo 25   41  
12  Dov' l'altra met? 26   42  
13  L'esterno della casa 27   43  
14  La camera di Paolo 28   44  
    29   45  
    30   46  

The Walt Disney Company

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If you have additions to the above article please email:

Joerg Woerner, December 28, 2007. No reprints without written permission.