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Subject: Re: MAS


From: Fox <>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 13:29:22 -0500

Here is a reply I got after a very polite inquiry. I asked about the MAS
3587F chip. This is the chip we want correct?

thank you for your interest in Micronas.
We are very sorry, but the MASF is not a programmable chip.

But if you are still interested in one of our chips, we have got a special
where you will be able to get all information you need about our products.
Therefore please send us your details so that we can create an account for
You will receive an auto confirmation of your access by e-mail.

Kindest regards,
Your MMinfo Team


"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)
> <<
Received on 2004-01-08

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