Audio PDA with Speech Synth Pkans

Chris Norman cnorman at
Wed Feb 7 07:06:32 EST 2007

Do you have any idea of how much this will cost when it's built?


On Wed, 2007-02-07 at 05:22 -0500, Doug Sutherland wrote:
> The hardware is doubletalk rc8660
> There is info on the rcsys site
> It could be done in software, but I have worked
> with this hardware and am pleased with the sound.
> Also, I want to keep the processor free of using
> many cycles for speech synth, this is not a PC and
> it will operate at 180Mhz top speed. It will add to
> the cost but I think it is worth the trade-off.
> Software is linux cross development toolchain,
> the entire  toolchain  is already done and avail
> on processor manufacturers web site, along
> with buildroot for flash file system, u-boot
> bootloader etc. C, C++, assembly, all of the
> traditional tools will be avail.
> Processor for first version is AT91RM9200.
> Later version will move towards EP9315 to
> take advantage of PCMCIA (will map that to
> CF format for wifi modem) and IDE (will be
> set up to support toshiba 1.8" hard drives,
> same as in iPod.
>   -- Doug
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