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Subject: Re: Neo35 car player
From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing (linus_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2004-04-19


BlueChip wrote:
> But WHY replace the chip? Maybe the MP3 file is held in ROM? But they
> suggest that it will read filenames.

The closed version of their firmware required different flash chips, so
they could charge a premium for the voice versions.

The Open Neo has the same issue, as the software that programs the flash
checks which flash version you have. It's not a technical issue, it's a
commercial one.

> So do they have a TTS engine?

They use a TTS engine to create voice files offline, just like our .tbx
files.

> How big is this chip?

I don't know. It's a simple flash chip.

> What is in it?

I guess it doesn't contain more than a specially formatted ID data
structure, or maybe some executable code for voice file playing (unlikely).

Linus
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