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Emic 2 Text-to-Speech Module

Product Code: 30016
Excl. VAT: £54.16 Incl. VAT: £64.99
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Give your project a voice!

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



  • 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)

Product Attachments

View FileEmic 2 Text to Speech Module v1.1    Size: (227.73 KB)
View FileExample Code for Propeller (Emic2)    Size: (16.09 KB)
View FileExample Code for BASIC Stamp (Emic2)    Size: (1.2 KB)
View FileExample Code for Arduino (Emic2)    Size: (1.25 KB)
View FileEpson/Fonix DECtalk 5.01-E1 User Guide    Size: (483.58 KB)
View FileEmic 3 Bill of Materials    Size: (80.65 KB)
View FileOpen Emic 2 Schematic Rev A    Size: (642.47 KB)
View FileAudio Sample - English   Size: (5.27 MB)
View FileEmic2 Audio Sample Singing (Daisy Bell)   Size: (4.25 MB)
View FileEmic2 Audio Sample - Spanish   Size: (6.24 MB)

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