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New Speech and Sound Syth IC

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Years ago National Semi offered the Digi-Talker speech chip and General Instruments had the popular SPO-256 IC. I used both and they worked great. They are now obsolete and hard to find, which is too bad since they would be nice to use for voice announce telemetry designs. But there is a new chip in town that seems to be similar to the General Instruments parts. Full details to the Magnevation SpeakJet IC can be seen here: http://www.speechchips.com/downloads/speak...tusermanual.pdf

They also offer the TTS256 Text to Code IC, which is an english phonetic engine for the Speakjet, for true text to speech conversion.

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Cool, dose that mean we can have a sexy voice warn us when our battery is getting low ?

Terry

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Can this be made to interface with your GPS easily, or would it require development of some interface board? Would be cool to have a small amp with speaker, to give you some sexy feedback on your flights.

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:rolleyes:

Good flying teachers always tell you to work with your EYES ... not GPS or other stupid instrument.

On another forum, a guy has for signature " That tree again ..." may be he flies with GPS !!! :D:D:D

Alain

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You would need to create an interface that adapted the incoming GPS NMEA string data into something that spoke the data you cared to hear about.

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It IS too bad there is no present-day equal to the old National Digi-Talker. It was almost too easy. Very high quality voiced words that are widely needed for instrumentation, pre-recorded in an easily addressed list. Toss in an address, out pops a human-sounding word. Even silences of various lengths had addresses. You'd think with today's cheap digital chips and short product development times, that chips like those would sell like hotcakes.

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