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Subject: Re: MAS
From: Fox (
Date: 2004-01-08

I don't know how much these will help, but i decided to do some digging.
Some of it has chip data, others have some interesting talk about the chip:


"Matthew P. OReilly" <> wrote in message
> Sorry to resurrect an old thread (at least I changed the subject line...),
> but I'm just catching up on 4000+ emails and ran across this.
> I have some questions:
> 1)What sort of money are we talking here? $10^y, y=?
> 2)How could we be sure that purchasing/licensing the requisite info from
> Micronas, or the experience of someone with access to their docs, wouldn't
> violate the terms of the agreement for the licensing or conversely the
> license under which Rockbox is published?
> 3)In light of the points brought out in this thread, what do we see as the
> big benefits of having access to the MAS programming?
> I'm all for contributing, but I think we need to know what we're getting
> into here before we start looking at this seriously.
> Thx
> Matt
> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On
> Behalf Of BlueChip
> Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2003 8:42 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Re[2]: play WAV?
> I currently have every intention of writing the code myself - given that
> embedded code is love and living. Sadly, however, _money_ is not
> I can offer to the project :(
> So given that in this context I am classified as a 'developer' if there is
> anybody who cannot talk to their friends about this, all/any cash
> will be greatfully received. If this is a serious option, then I will
> into the precise cost involved :)
> One post, two great ideas - cheers Donaldson,
> BC
> > From reading the micronas data sheet all you have to do is pay them
> >a nince chunk of money and you can purchase the development kit for the
> >DSP. I don't know what limitations are on the dsp code but I'm guessing
> >you could load the binary form into a freewareish project. So what
> >I'm saying is, if you want wav support that bad pay one of the developers
> >enough money to purchase an development kit.
> >
> >Donaldson
> >>
> Back in the early days of Rockbox we found a guy who actually had done
> "microcode" coding on the MAS and we emailed him to ask for help, but he
> declined as we couldn't offer him any money and he didn't feel like
> us
> for the fun of it.
> (snipped from one of Daniel's posts)
> <<

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