Japanese Pico with a cartridge inserted, and his "storybook" opened.
|Manufacturer(s)|| Sega ( 1993 ~ 1998)
Sega Toys (1999 ~ 2005)
|Sound chip(s)||SEGAVDP PSG, NEC UPD7759|
The Sega Pico (known is Japan as Kids Computer Pico and later as Kids Communication Pico, ja:キチE��コンピュータ・ピコ / キチE��コミュニケーション・ピコ) pico is a Sega Mega Drive with more or less inputs and ICs, inside on a laptop case, for kids.
The sound of Pico is done by an PSG chip, inside of the Pico's VDP, which is a SN76489. Unlike most of MD games, the sound is not controlled by a Z80, but by the 68000 itself. So, with the omitting of the Z80, most (if not ALL) Pico games uses the SMPS-68k as their sound driver. Optionally, a PCM chip called UPD7759 (used in Sega System 16B), is used for playing PCM drums and/or samples.