Thursday, June 19, 2014

Emic 2 Text-2-Speech Module

The Emic 2 Text-to-Speech Module is a multi-language voice synthesizer that converts a stream of digital text into natural sounding speech. Its simple command-based interface makes it easy to integrate into any embedded system.

Key Features:   

  • High-quality speech synthesis for English and Spanish languages   
  • Nine pre-defined voice styles comprising male, female, and child   
  • Dynamic control of speech and voice characteristics, including pitch, speaking rate, and word emphasis   
  • Industry-standard DECtalk text-to-speech synthesizer engine (5.0.E1)

Application Ideas:   

  • Reading Internet-based data streams (such as e-mails or Twitter feeds)   
  • Conveying status or sensor results from robots, scientific equipment, or industrial machinery   
  • Language learning or speech aids for educational environments

Technical Specs:

  • Single row, 6-pin, 0.1² header for easy connection to a host system   
  • Power requirements: +5 VDC, 30 mA idle, 46-220 mA active (depending on speech parameters and output load)   
  • Communication: Asynchronous 9600 bps serial (8N1)   
  • Dimensions: 1.25" W x 1.5" L x 0.37" H (3.17 W x 3.81 L x 0.94 H cm)   
  • Operating temperature: -20 to +70 °C (-4 to +158 °F)