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Texas Instruments La Musique Magique
|Date of introduction:||1986||Display technology:|
|New price:||Display size:||n.a.|
|Size:|| 9.1" x 11.1" x
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
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© Joerg Woerner, March 17, 2002. No reprints without written permission.