Texas Instruments Le Super Livre Magique

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 38 year 1990
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  USA
Precision:   Integrated circuits:  TSP50C42/CSM42023,
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

Nothing else than a blue-green colored Touch & Discover with French voices stored in the Speech-ROM's.

The toy is intended for players ages 2 to 5.

LeSuperLivreMagique_PCB.jpg (83279 Byte)Dismantling this Le Super Livre Magique manufactured in September 1990 by Texas Instruments in the United States reveals a very well engineered printed circuit board (PCB) with just two Integrated Circuits:

TSP50C42/CSM42023: 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/CMM19025: VSM (Voice Synthesis Memory) with 256k Bits

Two extension modules with 16 additional activities, each were available in France:

Les animaux (red)
Les sports (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 Le Super Livre Magique.

Don't miss the El Super Libro Mágico with its wonderful Spanish language and the Italian speaking Super Libro Parlante.

The Le Super Livre Magique is featured in the Texas Instruments France SA leaflet Magiques et Intelligents dated 1991.

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