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Handy Tech Galixa Speech
|Date of introduction:||1995||Display technology:||LED-stick and Braille cells|
|New price:||Display size:||10 (6 + 2)|
|Size:||5.0" x 9.0" x 1.8"|
|Weight:||1 pounds 5 ounces||Serial No:||GAS/A1-294001/V|
|Batteries:||4 AA-size NiCd||Date of manufacture:||mth 11 year 2000|
|AC-Adapter:||9V 100mA DC||Origin of manufacture:||Germany|
|Precision:||12||Integrated circuits:|| HD64180, M272001, U6264
Galaxy 40x: Toshiba T6A59
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Siegfried Kipke|
This Galixa Speech makes use of the Texas Instruments Galaxy 40x instead of the first generation Galixa Speech based on the TI-30 Galaxy.
This Galixa Speech is a scientific calculator with natural voice speech output. Numerical data on the display panel can be spoken digit by digit or as a complete number. It speaks all key functions: e.g. when the [SIN] key is pressed the calculator says "Sine"; these announcements can be repeated. It also has a built-in clock and alarm function. The volume can be adjusted using a knob.
The language of the Galixa Speech could be choosen between:
the technical aspects the Galixa Speech followed the approch of the first
generation based on the TI-30 Galaxy. Main difference is the connection between
the calculator and the custom specific speech electronics, instead a flat ribbon
cable a flexible circuit board was choosen.
Main component in the bottom shell of the base housing is a Z-80 compatible microcontroller HD64180 surrounded by 8 kByte Data memory and 256 kByte combined Program- and Speech-Memory.
EHG Handy Tech Elektronik GmbH introduced with the Galixa Braille the first scientific calculator with both speech output and a 10-cell braille display. The first calculator with a refreshable braille cell output was the Braillotron TI-2550 II developed by Mr. Schoenherr.
Don't miss other talking calculators like the TI-66
and the Orbit
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© Joerg Woerner, December 29, 2002. No reprints without written permission.