DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments Tipp & Sprich
|Date of introduction:||1982||Display technology:||n.a.|
|New price:||Display size:|
|Size:|| 10.0" x 14.3" x 1.6"
254 x 362 x 41 mm3
|Weight:||36.5 ounces, 1034 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||2*D cells||Date of manufacture:||wk 31 year 1988|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||USA|
|Precision:||Integrated circuits:||CD8012, CD2802, CD62172|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
(DE: 3.8M Bytes)
(DE: 5.8M Bytes)
Nothing else than a Touch & Tell with German voices stored in the Speech-ROM.
This educational toy was rated by Texas Instruments for children aged between 3 and 6 years compared to the US rating between 2 and 5 years.
Dismantling this Tipp & Sprich manufactured in July 1988 by Texas Instruments in the United States reveals a design centered around three Integrated Circuits:
• CD8012: 4-bit
TMS1100 microcontroller with 2k Bytes ROM and 128*4 Bits RAM
• TMC0280/CD2802: TMS5110A VSP (Voice Synthesis Processor)
• TMC0350/CD62172: VSM (Voice Synthesis Memory) with 128k Bits Capacity
The next evolution step is the Lesefreund introducing two position sensitive keyboards in a foldable housing to accept small booklets.
Texas Instruments stopped the development of this educational line in 1993 with the cute Teddy, der sprechende Baer.
The Tipp & Sprich stores more voices that any other Touch & Tell variation in its internal memory. We noticed the following overlay panels: a,b,c,d,2a,2b,2c,2d,3a,3b,3c,3d,4a,4b.
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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.