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Voice synthesizer chip

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zyho
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Feb1-10, 08:27 AM
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I am currently doing my solar charger with storage level indication through 7segment and an output voice of storage level. I am currently facing problem in the sound synthesizer circuit where i need to find the suitable chip for my project.

I have read up some chip such as AD74111, AD7880, AD7868 and BU6922KV. All these chip are not suitable to be used and i have out of resource to find the chip. Is there any other options that i can go on?

I need to find a way to pronounce the sound correctly using any chip that available.
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I am currently doing my solar charger with storage level indication through 7segment and an output voice of storage level. I am currently facing problem in the sound synthesizer circuit where i need to find the suitable chip for my project.

I have read up some chip such as AD74111, AD7880, AD7868 and BU6922KV. All these chip are not suitable to be used and i have out of resource to find the chip. Is there any other options that i can go on?

I need to find a way to pronounce the sound correctly using any chip that available.
How many words do you need to produce? Do you already have a uC as part of the circuit?
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Feb4-10, 07:21 PM
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How many words do you need to produce? Do you already have a uC as part of the circuit?
Hi berkeman,

I need to produce sound like for example 80% full as i am doing charging. I am currently looking at one microcontroller which is Magnevation SpeakJet. Still searching for other options.

Do u have any ICs in mind that can do that?Actually i am not allowed to use pre-record Speech Synthesizer. I am using PIC to be the one doing work, sending data.

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zyho

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Feb4-10, 07:23 PM
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Hi berkeman,

I need to produce sound like for example 80% full as i am doing charging. I am currently looking at one microcontroller which is Magnevation SpeakJet. Still searching for other options.

Do u have any ICs in mind that can do that?Actually i am not allowed to use pre-record Speech Synthesizer. I am using PIC to be the one doing work, sending data.

Regards,
zyho
You're not allowed to use pre-recorded speech? Weird. How are you supposed to "synthesize" speech?
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Feb4-10, 07:41 PM
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You're not allowed to use pre-recorded speech? Weird. How are you supposed to "synthesize" speech?
As i know, there are some ICs that have sounds producing by either Hex code or maybe other binary code. Maybe by combining simple sound to found a word. Something like the world 'good', it might need two sound from the IC so that it can form the 'good' word. just simple 'la' pronounce or other simple sound. I am not good in explain, do u understand what i am trying to express?haha.

For the project, i will have a 7 segment display of the storage level of my solar charger. then there will be a PIC taking the data to send in the synthesize IC to produce the sounds that i need for my project.

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Zhao Yong
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Feb4-10, 07:55 PM
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As i know, there are some ICs that have sounds producing by either Hex code or maybe other binary code. Maybe by combining simple sound to found a word. Something like the world 'good', it might need two sound from the IC so that it can form the 'good' word. just simple 'la' pronounce or other simple sound. I am not good in explain, do u understand what i am trying to express?haha.

For the project, i will have a 7 segment display of the storage level of my solar charger. then there will be a PIC taking the data to send in the synthesize IC to produce the sounds that i need for my project.

Regards,
Zhao Yong
Interesting. Maybe they synthesize them on the fly using phonemes?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoneme

I'm familiar with using phonemes in voice recognition, but hadn't considered that they might be useful in voice synthesis as well. Sounds like a fun project!
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Feb4-10, 08:06 PM
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Interesting. Maybe they synthesize them on the fly using phonemes?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoneme

I'm familiar with using phonemes in voice recognition, but hadn't considered that they might be useful in voice synthesis as well. Sounds like a fun project!
hi berkeman,

Yea yea. that's the word phoneme. I am actually enjoying doing this project! haha! Just that having difficulty to find ICs can actually do the job that i wanted to.

Any ICs in ur mind? Thanks a lot!

Regards,
zyho
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Feb5-10, 09:01 AM
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Interesting. Maybe they synthesize them on the fly using phonemes?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoneme

I'm familiar with using phonemes in voice recognition, but hadn't considered that they might be useful in voice synthesis as well. Sounds like a fun project!
This really brings back some memories. One of the first kits I put together was a free one from Bell Labs back in the early '60s. It used caps and inductors to produce the vowels that you could string together to "simulate" words (very crude). Here a link to see what they looked like:
http://www.porticus.org/bell/belllabs_kits_ss.html


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