Texas Instruments Speak & Music (UK)

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:  wk 46 year 1986
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Italy
Precision:   Integrated circuits:  TMP50C40A (CD54149),
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

This Speak & Music was sold in United Kingdom. The faceplate of the educational toy differs from the original Speak & Music sold in the United States of America.

It looks to us more like the German Music-Star.

Dismantling this Speak & Music manufactured in November 1986 by Texas Instruments in their Rieti, Italy facility for the British market reveals a compact design centered around just two Integrated Circuits:

TMP50C40A/CD54149: TSP50C50 VSP (Voice Synthesis Processor) with 8-bit microcontroller and Mask ROM for both program and voice
CF60034: Not yet discovered

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Joerg Woerner, March 3 2002. No reprints without written permission.