Texas Instruments La Musique Magique

Date of introduction:  1986 Display technology:  
New price:   Display size:  n.a.
Size:  9.1" x 11.1" x  1.2" 
 231 x 282 x 30 mm3
Weight:  18.2 ounces, 515 grams Serial No:  
Batteries:  4*AA cells Date of manufacture:  year 1987
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  
Precision:   Integrated circuits:  TMP50C40S (CD54148),
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

This funny synthesizer based product from Texas Instruments generates a lot of different sounds and stores them into an internal memory to replay. Compared with earlier products of the Speak & line this one uses a quite simple technology. 

This educational toy is very similar to the Speak & Music but uses a French speaking language.

Dismantling this La Musique Magique manufactured in 1987 by Texas Instruments in the United States reveals a compact design centered around just two Integrated Circuits:

TMP50C40A/CD54148: TSP50C50 VSP (Voice Synthesis Processor) with 8-bit microcontroller and 8k Bytes Mask ROM for both program and voice and 32 Bytes RAM
CF60034: Not yet discovered, probably a Port-Expander for the VSP

The La Musique Magique is featured in the Texas Instruments France SA leaflet Magiques et Intelligents dated 1991.

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Joerg Woerner, March 17, 2002. No reprints without written permission.