The TTS256 is an 8-bit microprocessor programmed with letter-to-sound rules. This built-in algorithm allows for the automatic real-time translation of English ASCII characters into allophone addresses compatible with the Magnevation SpeakJet Speech Synthesizer IC. Combine this with the SpeakJet to build a complete text-to-speech solution.
The TTS256 contains over 600 rules for pronouncing English text. While it does a pretty good job of the task, with a less than 5% error rate in most sentences, it will mispronounce some words. Often times, some creative spelling will help.
Narrow 28-pin DIP
Companion chip to Magnevation SpeakJet and Savage Innovations SpeakGin
Built in 600 Rule database
9600bps (8-N-1) serial interface (non-inverted TTL level)
Generates speech codes from ASCII text
Compatible with Arduino, Basic Stamp, OOPic, Pic, and any processor with serial output
TEXT TO SPEECH CHIP FOR SPEAKJET - TTS256
- Brand: Sparkfun
- Product Code: PPCOM-09811
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